The members of BTS look dashing decked out in Louis Vuitton on the cover of Rolling Stone‘s June issue where the guys open up in a new interview with the magazine about xenophobia, masculinity, mental health, romantic relationships and the inevitable military service. The interview starts off with RM sharing their thoughts about Xenophobia and how they broke into the American music industry stating, “We are outliers, and we came into the American music market and enjoyed this incredible success. Now, of course, there is no utopia. There’s a light side; there’s always going to be a dark side. The way we think is that everything that we do, and our existence itself, is contributing to the hope for leaving this xenophobia, these negative things, behind. It’s our hope, too, that people in the minority will draw some energy and strength from our existence. Yes, there’s xenophobia, but there are also a lot of people who are very accepting. The fact that we have faced success in the United States is very meaningful in and of itself.” Member Jin also spoke up about the looming military service that all members will eventually have to serve and about the two-year extension that was passed back in December 2020 stating, “I think the country sort of told me, ‘You’re doing this well, and we will give you a little bit more time.” One thing is for sure though, Jimin believes that BTS’ future together will be beautiful and long-lasting!
In other BTS news, it was announced just this morning that BTS would be guest stars on the upcoming “Friends: The Reunion” special that will be airing on HBO Max on May 27. This must mean a lot to the group’s leader, RM, as it is widely known that the artist learned how to speak English because of watching this show. While there aren’t any other details on their guesting, we’re just excited to see this meaningful interaction!