Move over Flashback Friday and Freaky Friday, because Fake Love Friday is now the most important Friday of them all.
BTS’s long-awaited comeback is finally here, and between the release of their album “Love Yourself: Tear” and the epic new music video for “Fake Love,” ARMYs around the world are shook. Fake Love Friday hit us like:
And we will never be the same. To help you cope with the glorious perfection of “Love Yourself: Tear,” we bring you a compilation of some of the internet’s best reactions to this comeback. Let’s begin!
As soon as “Fake Love” dropped, ARMYs knew what they had to do:
— jen?jikook aus (@jikooklace) May 18, 2018
And stream “Fake Love,” they did.
Some fans showed impressive dedication:
mom: why are you locked up in your room?
— andrea (@seokjinumb) May 18, 2018
And others were tormented as their bias lists were wrecked.
— REVIL (@REALLYREVIL) May 18, 2018
People were positively shook.
Especially when they discovered that BigHit Entertainment did not use any CGI in making the “Fake Love” music video.
BigHit:No CG was used in the making of this video.
ARMY:So the fire-
BigHit:Yes it was real.
ARMY:And the water-
ARMY:aND tHe SniCKeRS OM G-
— Beardtan Sonyeondan (@bangtans_bag) May 18, 2018
Yes, the Snickers, too.
A lot of fans had a lot of thoughts about Jungkook’s abs:
— CHIMCHIM (@fknjimin69) May 18, 2018
— KM? (@sezujimin) May 18, 2018
And, of course, ARMYs noticed some connections to previous MVs.
Because everything means something in a BTS music video, and fans are already hard at work deciphering how “Fake Love” relates to past storylines.
So far we have connections to V’s and Jungkook’s dance duet from “DNA”:
" dont worry my love
all of this is not a coincidence
we are totally different baby
the two of us found fate. " – 2017
— ∞ (@taekookmoments) May 18, 2018
The art in Jimin’s short film from the “Wings” era:
— samantha (@purplejungkook) May 18, 2018
And Suga’s and Jimin’s storylines from “I Need U”:
— rani (@brrt_brrt) May 18, 2018
Bring on the fan theories!
Fans showed enthusiasm for the other tracks from “Love Yourself: Tear”
Because every song on this album is just as lit as “Fake Love.” This fan had some rather elegantly articulated thoughts on “The Truth Untold,” BTS’s second collaboration with Steve Aoki:
And ARMYs from around the world were thrilled that Bangtan masterfully pulled off a Latin vibe on “Airplane, Pt. 2.”
— HHH JOON LELAH (@adorkablejoon) May 19, 2018
In fact, this whole album is extremely important. We should all take a page out of this ARMY’s book and treat it with the respect it deserves:
We all related to this meme
Suga actually keeping his cool in “Fake Love” vs. all of us pretending to keep our cool in the face of this life-changing, epic comeback.
Now that “Love Yourself: Tear” has dropped and BTS’s comeback is in full swing, we hope you’re ready for all the interviews, live performances, and general slayage to come!
How excited are you about BTS’s comeback? Which of these reactions made you laugh? Let us know in the comments!
hgordon stays up way too late on weeknights marathoning K-dramas and trying to keep up with the latest K-pop releases.