At the 2018 Melon Music Awards, BTS‘s main dancers performed an “IDOL” intro that blew everyone away, but some fans feel that J-Hope hasn’t gotten the recognition he deserves.
BTS’s “IDOL” intro choreography is heavily influenced by traditional Korean dance and is perhaps one of BTS’s most ambitious intros yet. The performance began with J-Hope dancing with 14 backup dancers on a grid set, high above the stage.
It transitioned to Jimin‘s epic fan dance…
…and ended with Jungkook‘s masked troupe.
This unforgettable performance took place on December 1. Three days later, 1theK uploaded several high-quality fancams for eager ARMYs, beginning with this video of the full “IDOL” performance.
It was soon followed by fancams of V…
…and two of the intro’s three performers: Jimin…
Many assumed that the rest of the members’ fancams would soon follow, but as time passed some fans became impatient in regards to J-Hope’s fancam.
.@1theK you should post J-Hope's fancam for the 2018 MMA. It’s been 17 hours since you posted everyone else’s but his and he had a key perfomance.
— 𝒱. (@spanish_btss) December 5, 2018
— Bananaaa (@Nguynn39890693) December 5, 2018
Although several members’ fancams have also not been uploaded yet, fans found the lack of J-Hope’s fancam particularly problematic, “unfair”, and even “disrespectful” since he was one of the intro’s three key dancers.
ARMY wants to see J-Hope fancam at MMA. Please upload it. It's unfair if you just uploaded Jimin's and Jungkook's while we got 3 performances.
— Hone (@anhth_nguyen) December 5, 2018
— SmileHoya (@Boragox1) December 4, 2018
Where's J-Hope fancam for 2018's MMA? It’s been a while since you posted everyone cam but not his, this is VERY DISRESPECTFUL @1theK RELEASE IT!#Let_1theK_Upload_Jhope_Idol_Intro#1theK_제이홉_아이돌인트로_올려주세요 https://t.co/0k0oyXDUBz
— —Lua (@mochiseesaw) December 5, 2018
Less than 24 hours after 1theK‘s first BTS MMA fancams were uploaded, J-Hope stans kicked off several hashtags asking for J-Hope’s fancam to be released.
J-Hope's Fancam? Where is it? Do not be unfair. J-Hope is to love #1theK_제이홉_아이돌인트로_올려주세요 #Let_1theK_Release_Jhope_INTRO_IDOL_fancam #Let_1theK_Upload_Jhope_Idol_Intro #1theK_Release_Jhope_INTRO_IDOL_fancam pic.twitter.com/WjdZtT14ou
— Uyên Ruby (@UyenRuby23) December 6, 2018
We all look forward to the amazing fancam of BTS J-HOPE at MMA 2018, please upload this @1theK
— Jin (@bangtan33468987) December 6, 2018
On December 6, ARMYs finally got their wish! 1theK uploaded J-Hope’s highly anticipated fancam, along with several The Boyz fancams from MMA.
J-Hope’s fancam may have arrived a bit late, but it was definitely worth the wait. In it, J-Hope shows the world why he deserves a top ranking spot among BTS’s dancers!
For more on BTS’s incredible “IDOL” live stage, check out Jimin’s viral fan dance here.