BTS members say they are no different from ordinary youths despite success


By AGENCY
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  • Tuesday, 09 Jun 2020

K-pop giants BTS is unquestionably one of the biggest stars in today's global entertainment, with international sell-out concerts and multiple chart-smashing records under its belt.

But at heart, the seven members, all in their 20s, say they share more commonalities with an ordinary 20-something trying to get a grasp on life than meets the eye.

"To be really, really frank, we still feel very unsure and unsettled as we speak. Just like that day we left the school gates for the last time on graduation night," BTS leader RM said in a pre-recorded video speech for YouTube's Dear Class Of 2020 event on June 8.

The list of speakers for the virtual commencement event on YouTube also included former US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama; former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google LLC; and Pakistani activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.

The BTS speech, approximately 12 minutes, was recorded at the National Museum of Korea in central Seoul.

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