After the recent false dating rumors that HYBE officially denied, BTS member V came online after weeks of social media inactivity to express his disappointment about the issue.
Most idols choose to be silent and let the company speak for them whenever issues arise, but Kim Taehyung is known for being 'real' and straightforward. He and people close to him stated that his public persona is the same as his real personality.
Taehyung spoke up not just for himself but the family that was involved in the false rumor and became the victim of harassment by malicious netizens. V has also called out saesangs and shippers in the past.
Inspired by Taehyung's courage, V fans donated to Speak Up, a charitable organization that encourages honesty & openness.
ARMYs praised Taehyung for breaking out of the mold and doing what most idols don't do by speaking up on the issue.