With fans eagerly anticipating BTS’s comeback in September, all eyes were on Jin’s recent Twitter post featuring flowers and the word “Smeraldo.” The post resulted in a fans researching the flower and its possible connection to their comeback concept.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 9, 2017
First of all, “smeraldo” is not an actual flower. However, fans found a florist who is planning on opening a shop called Flower Smeraldo.
First of all, Smeraldo is not existing. We found a naver blog of a florist who is preparing to open his flower shop called Flower Smeraldo. pic.twitter.com/SLMLm2JLn4
— 지미니쉘 (@jiminishell) August 9, 2017
Interestingly enough, a photo from the blog has “BTS_Smeraldo” in the file name. More potential connections were found as fans digged into the Instagram account for the shop which features photos of smeraldo as well as written words that say “sincerity that was not able to be delivered.” Fans speculate that the words are in Jin’s handwriting.
There’s more purported evidence when you go to the blog source which shows content being labeled as “Seok Jin’s flower” (Seok Jin is Jin’s birth name). The blog address “testesso” is close to the translation of “love yourself” in Italian.
Furthermore, the smeraldo flower shop is scheduled to open in September much like BTS’s comeback. The blog also mentions “The Smeraldo Academy” which was established four years ago on Sep 12. This date is the same as Rap Monster’s birthday and BTS’s debut anniversary date.
The theory goes deeper as the blog has an event asking people to send their stories about sincerity until Aug 15 10 p.m. KST. There will be seven winners. Fans are speculating that the seven winners alludes to BTS since they have seven members, that the deadline is the last day of “Bon Voyage,” and there’s a possibility of comeback teasers being released starting from Aug 16.
It get’s more interesting as the blog was created the same day that BTS’s new identity and logo were revealed.
In addition, it appears as though the members have been hinting at their comeback concept earlier. Suga’s narration in BTS’s collab compaign with Puma includes the words “sincerity that couldn’t get delivered.” J-Hope also talked about BTS appearing as seven flowers if you look down from a far universe.
There are more theories about Smeraldo being the name of a city in “The Wizard of Oz” and how elements from the story could be incorporated in BTS’s upcoming comeback. The aforementioned blog also mentions a fictional poet named William Ashbless.
If all these theories are correct, it looks like Big Hit planned all of this for a long time and fans have cleverly discovered everything.
Check out some reactions to the theory below!
Some are confused…
Ok but are we going to ignore the fact that Jin never writes a caption and today he put Smeraldo like btch I have questions now
— Hxtp&CB? (@bangtangirrl) August 9, 2017
smeraldo means emerald in italian, i don't know why seokjin had it as his caption but one thing's for sure he's prettier than any emerald
— sarah [exams] (@jintoxicated) August 9, 2017
me seeing smeraldo theory again and again be like: pic.twitter.com/sDxzPDuGby
— lei (@jeyonkook) August 10, 2017
I just read something bout that smeraldo, theories and such I'm lost pic.twitter.com/ykBzXZCF5j
— Minri ? (@minjeonri) August 10, 2017
HOW DO YALL EVEN GET THIS FAR JUST BY LOOKING AT A FLOWER HOLDING A FLOWER AND WITH THE CAPTION "SMERALDO"?! https://t.co/NZ68w635Jj
— ?Trixia Mae? (@Phil_Anime) August 10, 2017
Some have gathered more evidence…
— 랩몬 스타 ⭐ (@shinebrightRM) August 9, 2017
"smeraldo flower" was discovered on June 12, 2013 in Italy, its the same as bts's debut showcase date. It is seen on Run Mv too. ? pic.twitter.com/Kp3ZoZEz6p
— ?JEON FENCING MAN? (@CypherGod_Tae) August 10, 2017
the first attendee on the "smeraldo academy" was inbloom bts and in run japanese ver "in bloom" was graffitied on the wall? pic.twitter.com/Q68sEBqZEA
— viv (@positivelyjoon) August 9, 2017
Some just can’t take it…
Armys: *open the case like FBI*
Me = Jimin pic.twitter.com/k93xU5pAJr
— J-HOPE BASE (@jhopebase) August 10, 2017
when you read all the theories about jin's "smeraldo" and try your best to not panic pic.twitter.com/ysckthettJ
— ً (@93B0Y) August 9, 2017
jin posting the smeraldo picture pic.twitter.com/ML2V1rXpg9
— f (@craibabyy) August 10, 2017
someone: what is your only fear?
— ☁️ (@rppedjeons) August 10, 2017
My head is going to explode after reading the clues from Smeraldo. I need Snickers. pic.twitter.com/ef8cVCc0Kl
— UTE (@uteehee) August 10, 2017
I'm not reading anything abt this smeraldo bs until its confirmed it has smth to do w the cb
— Nini (@yuyoyupe) August 10, 2017
It would be so funny if the concept has actually nothing to do with those smeraldo flowers or this william ashbless
— Yahiko (@minviya) August 10, 2017
Some just love it all…
have you read about the smeraldo theories? what do you guys think about it?
— JIMIN BASE (@JiminBase) August 10, 2017
i really have no idea what this is but i love it pic.twitter.com/M7dmS9mSZ4
— smeraldo ♡ (@seokjinshines) August 10, 2017
Anyways setting aside the whole theory. The smeraldo flower is really beautiful. pic.twitter.com/Orz0mzvsMe
— r (@jingenie_) August 10, 2017
What are your thoughts on the recent theories and smeraldo?
Thanks to everyone for the tip!