BTS’ Jin garnered over 100 million views on Weibo in just a day with his reaction to a blooming flower candle lit for his birthday.
The “cute candle guy”: To celebrate his 29th birthday celebration on Dec. 4, the K-pop star went live on South Korean livestreaming service V Live. His surprise and amazement over his flower candle blossoming and spinning circulated on social media.
— andrea ♡s bts⁷ (new acc) (@ZER0XBLACK) December 4, 2021
- On the Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo, Jin went viral as the “cute candle guy” with over 100 million views in a span of a day.
— Seokjinnie Zone🌙 Moon (@SeokjinnieZone) December 5, 2021
- According to Allkpop, it was Jin’s first time lighting up a flower birthday candle.
- In the video, which became the No. 1 trending topic on Weibo, the BTS member can be seen shouting in amazement before joining along with the music from the candle to sing “Happy Birthday” to himself.
- A Twitter user shared a comment from Weibo that has received over 100 likes in which the Weibo user said, “There is a thick barrier of prejudice against Korea and BTS in our environment. But with pure happiness, cuteness and funnies, Jin easily crossed it and won over everyone. It’s really so impressive.”
a c-army’s comment on seokjin’s birthday candle reaction going viral (it’s still a hot search topic and has over 120 million views now) 🥺
yoongi was absolutely right when he said “through jin hyung we are going to see world peace” pic.twitter.com/mtFGGAm0Wo
— Not Now, And Yet (@notnowandyet) December 6, 2021
After completing their first live concert series in two years, BTS’ members created individual Instagram accounts following their announcement that the band would be taking a temporary break. The K-pop band will be back in time for their March 2022 “Permission to Dance on Stage” concert in Seoul.
Featured Image via BTS LIVE