At the 2021 American Music Awards, also known as the AMAs, both BTS and ARMY had a good time. Fans got to see the global K-pop trio perform ‘Butter’ and ‘My Universe’ with Coldplay for the first time. BTS also made history by becoming the first Asian act to win the AMAs’ main title, ‘Artist of the Year.’
They also took home awards in all three categories in which they were nominated. Other memorable moments included the reunion of J-hope and Becky G; as well as Jin removing Jungkook from the stage during his speech. Fans were worried that Jungkook was poised to sabotage a major event like a world tour.
While ARMY enjoyed Jungkook’s English speech, the finale caught everyone off guard. He finished his remarks by saying that BTS ‘wanted to focus on’ before being interrupted by Jin. As they laughed at the back of the stage, the senior member hugged Jungkook and dragged him away from the microphone. Fans began to use terms like ‘concentrate on what’ to speculate on what Jungkook would have said if Jin hadn’t intervened. They hoped to get some answers as the boys went live on VLive to enjoy the night.
Fans in attendance at the AMAs noted that the teleprompter prompted BTS to finish their address while Jungkook was speaking. As a result, ARMY believes that one of the reasons Jin halted Jungkook was to allow the other members to talk. ARMY, on the other hand, believes Jungkook was ready to spoil something; which is why Jin tackled him instead of just signalling him to hand over the mic to another member. ARMY’s imagination ran wild with the following VLive, labelled ‘concentrate on…’. “FOCUS ON WHAT!?” one fan tweeted about the AMAs moment. “LET HIM SPEAK HIS TRUTH, AND LET HIM BE THE TOM HOLLAND OF BTS.”
The VLive was already tumultuous since many fans were unable to attend due to network troubles. They questioned if BTS was going to release their new album or embark on a world tour. During the live, BTS began discussing Jungkook’s unfinished remarks. “Focus on… enjoying every moment.” Jungkook said when J-hope asked what he wanted to say. Everyone started laughing and said how unfortunate it was that he couldn’t speak it. He went on to say that it had been a long time since they had given an acceptance speech in front of a live audience and as a result, “my brain circuit completely stopped working.”
Fans found the whole thing hilarious as they went on Twitter to make memes. One ARMY posted, “GOOD F*CKING BYE NOT YALL TRENDING FOCUS ON WHAT JUNGKOOK.” Another did not believe Jungkook’s explanation, “That’s a lie idc he was gonna say 2022 world tour.” One fan asked, “SO WE NOT FOCUSING ON A WORLD TOUR???” Another ARMY made a reaction meme, “The boys trying to stop jungkook from spoiling their cb, world tour 2022 and new album.”
ARMY Twitter was also in chaos as many couldn’t get into the live, “THE TITLE FONCUS ON… ARE THEY GONNA ANNOUNCE A WORLD TOUR!? NEW ALBUM!? AND VLIVE ISN’T WORKING COME ON GIVE US A BREAK!!!!!!!.” Another joked, “Imagine bts are announcing their world tour rn and none of us know bc we cant get in the live lmao.”