Behind the screams that fill any venue where BTS performs is a fan base known as ARMY, who span generations, genders, religions, nationalities and sexualities. This incredibly diverse group of fans listen intently to the band's self-penned lyrics and message, which tackle topics that are taboo in South Korea — such as mental health and the pressure to succeed. Their bold approach to activism has earned them international attention and made them the first K-Pop band to have a Billboard 200 album with an LGBT-themed title.
As BTS continues to dominate the music world, they've become an ally for the LGBTQ community and their message has resonated with millions of people around the globe. Their support has sparked questions about the members' personal lives, particularly their sexual orientation.
Are any BTS members gay? While many members are openly gay, others remain ambiguous. Speculation on their orientation has been met with a backlash of homophobia from those who believe the group is too ‘gay' for the masses.
Is BTS Member J-Hope Gay?
Currently, J Hope is single. He formerly had a girlfriend, but the details of their relationship are unknown. However, J Hope's openness about his sexuality has not changed his stance on the issue.
The most famous gay Ship on the BTS fandom is between Jungkook and V. The two are often seen giving each other affectionate looks and touching. While a romance between the two would be quite out of the ordinary, it is not unheard of to have a platonic friendship.