“The Alchemist” Author Paulo Coelho Defends BTS Against Haters

Writer Paulo Coelho clapped back at BTS haters on Twitter!

On February 29, the famous Brazilian author—who is best-known for his internationally-celebrated novel “The Alchemist”—showed his support for BTS on his personal Twitter account.

It all began when Paulo Coelho tweeted, “Haters are confused admirers who want to be like you,” before replying to his own post with a string of purple hearts.

Later that day, American anchor Chris Cuomo retweeted Paulo Coelho’s post and wrote, “First time I have disagreed with this great writer and thinker.”

Paulo Coelho then responded by revealing that his tweet had been specifically about BTS, explaining, “Thank you by [sic] being so direct. But I was referring to a Korean group, BTS, that are constantly under attack by detractors, only because they are the most successful band on the planet.”

He went on to add, “That’s why I posted their symbol, a pink heart, as part of the thread.” (Although he wrote “pink heart” here, the novelist correctly used purple hearts in his actual tweet.)

After learning the true meaning behind Paulo Coehlo’s original tweet, Chris Cuomo shared that he agreed with its message, writing, “Anyone who hates this artist hates truth, love, and deeper understanding of the questions that matter most.”

Paulo Coehlo has previously expressed his love of BTS more than once in the past. When the group stopped by Brazil last year during their “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour, the author wrote on Twitter, “Enjoy Brasil, BTS. My country—and I—love your music. And forget the critics PLEASE. They are like eunuchs in a harem—knowing how to do, but incapable of doing what they see.”

Meanwhile, BTS’ Suga once recommended Paulo Coelho’s novel “The Alchemist” to his fans back in 2018.

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