Jimin of BTS is also very popular in India, the center of the “New Hallyu” craze.
In India, where BTS Jimin is called the epicenter of the “New Hallyu” craze, it has been selected as the “No. 1 most mentioned K-pop singer on Twitter in 2019” and has consistently rushed to report Jimin’s news from various media to prove his popularity.
Rolling Stone India, a popular music media in India, has been consistently reporting on the popularity of Jimin in India, and has spared no praise for Jimin’s modern dance, which was shown in the official music video of Black Swan in March.
In addition, Jimin’s birthday celebration and solo song “Serendipity” rated Jimin’s voice as a “vocal that crosses the dimensions of space” and selected the “Lie” stage as the “eight stages of modern dance performances by unforgettable K-pop stars.”
News and media daily magazine Firstpost last year recommended Jimin for the role of Prince Eric, who was the counterpart of Disney’s live-action version of “The Little Mermaid,” and even focused on news channel Republic World to prove Jimin’s popularity as a syndrome in India.
The music TV channel “9XO,” which airs in Mumbai, India’s largest city, received a heated response by uploading photos of Jimin on its official SNS account, along with the words “Who are you crushing on this #ManCrushMonday?”
“ED Times Official,” a youth media outlet, said that Indian college students were learning Korean because of BTS, especially Jimin, and that the product with Jimin’s photo was sold with an explosive response, realizing Jimin’s huge influence.
India’s famous comedy talk show “Comedy Knights with Kapil” featured a T-shirt with Jimin’s name on it, while Indian actor and singer Ayushman Krurana and famous actress Aisha Kaduska showed infinite affection for Jimin, citing him as their favorite.
In addition, Indian fandom continues to provide various support along with UNICEF donations and tree planting, and is constantly drawing attention from various media outlets such as “PinkVilla,” “Kompas,” “Bollywood Hungama” and “Koimoi.”
India, the world’s second-largest economy with 1.4 billion people, is one of the countries famous for its high entry barriers using numerous races and languages, and Jimin is known as the “King of K-pop” in name and reality.