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BTS fans upset at Jin's lack of screen time on 'Not Today' + Big Hit changes thumbnail from Jin to group?

By jennywill   Sunday, February 19, 2017   269,404   29,287   3



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While the release of BTS' "Not Today" MV made many fans happy at first, many became upset at the end of it because of screen time distribution issues.

Upon finishing the MV, fans realized that Jin had one frame in the entire MV and appeared for barely a second. Jin has always also lacked lines in BTS songs, and some fans are exasperatedly asking if BTS is a '6-membered' group. 

While fans understand that as Jin is the 'visual' of the group and it makes sense for members such as Jungkook and Jimin to get more lines, as the visual he should have more screen time in an MV - or at least, more than one frame in the entire MV.


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Also, a strange occurrence has happened. Originally, the YouTube thumbnails for both "Spring Day" and "Not Today" were of Jin. In fact, the "Not Today" thumbnail is Jin's only shot in the MV:

However, about an hour or two later, the thumbnail of "Not Today" changed to a group shot instead at the beginning. 

What do you think of all that's happening?

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bangeryun94 Tuesday, February 21, 2017

That group shot has ALWAYS been the thumbnail for Not Today.

itssaleena bangeryun94 Thursday, February 23, 2017

No, it was originally of Jin running I'm slow-mo

bangeryun94 itssaleena Thursday, February 23, 2017

No, it wasn't

itssaleena bangeryun94 Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lol me and many others who watched it right its release saw it ...

aceisphat Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Okay for "Not Today", honestly the highlight wasn't Jin, he's not the best dancer, but the music video is so performance and dance centric. Of course the director/video editor who's cutting this wants to show the best dancing and scenes to make an impressive video.

Johncane aceisphat Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I'm surprised this comment hasn't got a ton of dislikes yet lool

Shinkuu aceisphat Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Last time I checked, Seokjin is still part of BTS

aceisphat Johncane Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I am expecting a lot of dislikes too, but it's the truth that he's not the strongest dancer isn't it.

aceisphat Shinkuu Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I didn't say Jin is not part of BTS. I merely said he's not given much screen time because of weaker dancing compared to the rest, since MV shows a lot of dancing.

Johncane aceisphat Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Mhlib aceisphat Saturday, April 15, 2017

who cares if he's the weakest? I've never heard of anyone getting better at anything by being placed in the background and forgotten. "Jin's the weakest dancer" is the lamest excuse. They should focus on bringing him up to speed, then.

aceisphat Mhlib Wednesday, June 21, 2017

yes i agree that that should be the focus for them to bring jin up to speed. but there's only so much they can do when they're all busy with tours and stuff. improving dance takes time also, it's not something that can be done easily/quickly. but the fact is if i'm a camera director, i do care how good my video looks. isn't that why shows like produce 101 always choose the strongest person to be the center

sweetirin Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I like the MV, but feel much better if Jin have more screen time though. I love all 7 boys, but it seems like 6-boys group instead of 7. I believe if the same thing happen to other members, ARMY will voice out the same.

zatyema Monday, February 20, 2017

It's hurt to watch Jin in Not Today MV, feel like crying

WonderSara Monday, February 20, 2017

And now I'm going to see all these justifications about his voice doesn't suit their songs and his appearance, my question is why he is in BTS for the first place? Why 7 members not 6? I know he is in the group for a reason I believe in Jin talent but when will BigHit give him his time to shine?

shizun WonderSara Tuesday, February 21, 2017

They changed their style since they debuted. They were going for another type of songs but changed in the mean time. In the old MV's he has more screenshots and lines (as a Visual member not main/lead vocal). Don't forget that he was the main character in BS&T (as he is recognized for his acting skills). It was just not his thing this time. And they now all take turns (who to be the focus) for each comeback (that is what I noticed).

Shinkuu shizun Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Are you sure about that? Because for me, he had and still has the fewest lines, sometimes even none like BST's. For real, lines destribution were already fucked up before (just thinking about simple songs like Coffee for example, only a line, just like Jimin and Taehyung) but now the whole WINGS is even more messed up because if before he had at least 6 seconds of screentime, now it's nearly none, just one shot. And what? You're telling me that acting skills are more important than his vocals? While he is in a Korean group of singers? What a joke. He had screentime only to complete the hyyh/ynwa theory, his voice was barely audible. And the worst thing about it is that Big Hit always make uneven. If we were happy to hear Seokjin in Just one day or Fire, we can still try to hear him in I need U or BST/Not Today/Spring Day. Anyways, I hope you get my point, they are singers, not actors, they are part of a group of 7 people. That should sum up everything I think.

shizun Shinkuu Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I understand your point. You are partially right. In BS&T he had lines. Not as many as we would like, but you cannot say that he didn't have any. The Kpop groups are different. There are roles in every group (he is visual), but I agree with you as he is a singer and his voice should be used. I agree with you that he should have more screentime even if he is not singing. I agree with you that in the group songs his voice is not audible as much as we want and this is an issue. What I wanted to say with my first comment is as a general view of the way the company treats the comebacks.

WonderSara Shinkuu Wednesday, February 22, 2017

My only hope and final hope is their next comeback, if it the same old shitty distribution then I'm done, and I have to use to it, sadly we can't do anything. I know people will keep bringing what Namjoon said but is it true? Sorry Namjoon but as your fans we can't control our emotions, I can't accept what happening to anyone of them

mynameisname Monday, February 20, 2017

I hope Bighit takes these concerns into consideration for next comeback. And for the antis who are using this issue to bash jungkook can choke tbh.

vvhale Monday, February 20, 2017

Sad, he's the most likable person in the group to me.

JUKEB0X Monday, February 20, 2017

jin's amount of appearance in both songs and music videos is a problem for almost all of their come backs. at this point, i almost think there's no longer a point to bringing it up anymore because big hit obviously hasn't been listening to what netizens are saying

Animelover4321 Monday, February 20, 2017

I am done with how little Jin gets.  I understand that he is the visual and doesn't get many lines but he should have more than a split second of screen time. I know he's not very good at dancing but he ha s really improved over the years. Jin is also more suited for ballads rather than the very upbeat songs. He isn't the most popular member but he sure is the most underrated one. I also think that Jin knows this and I feel that it is hitting his confidence hard. If you look at the lyrics of Awake you can see that he knows that he isn't the best but is always trying his best even if it doesn't change anthing. He just wants to be loved just like the other members but it just isn't working out.

chaelicen Monday, February 20, 2017

bighit i love you but what is up with your distributions ?? first of all, jhope in spring day. 0 !! solo !! lines !! same with jin in bst. yeah they got one line in each song respectively during lives but still... and jin could've have so many more lines in spring day ?? his voice fits spring day so well ?? and like,, i get that jin's voice may not suit not today but screentime?? bighit istg

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