On November 26, BTS member V, also known as Kim Taehyung, surprised fans by sharing an Instagram story displaying a pile of chopped-off hair. This cryptic post immediately stirred speculation among fans, leading many to ponder whether it might hint at V’s impending military enlistment. The speculation arises in the wake of BIGHIT MUSIC’s announcement about the initiation of the military enlistment process for BTS members RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.
The enigmatic post triggered a range of reactions from ARMY. While some fans expressed excitement and curiosity about V’s potential new hairstyle, a significant portion of the fanbase appeared saddened at the possibility that V might be preparing for military service. This emotional response underscores the profound connection between BTS and their dedicated supporters.
BIGHIT MUSIC’s announcement on November 22 confirmed that RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook had commenced their military enlistment process, with Jungkook confirming his intention to fulfill mandatory service in December. Presently, members Jin, J-Hope, and SUGA are actively serving in the military, highlighting the group’s commitment to fulfilling their national duties.
Prior to this intriguing Instagram post, V teased fans with an impromptu spoiler on November 21 by sharing a clip of himself singing in the recording studio. This sparked anticipation among fans regarding a potential upcoming solo project. V had previously launched his debut solo album, “Layover,” on September 8, achieving success on various charts and streaming platforms, solidifying his standing as a solo artist.
Simultaneously, BTS is preparing for the release of their documentary series, “BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star,” scheduled to premiere on December 20 and stream on Disney+. This eight-part docuseries will offer a retrospective view of BTS’s monumental journey over the past decade. With two episodes releasing weekly, fans can expect a nostalgic voyage through the group’s early struggles, milestones, and global prominence.
While ARMY eagerly awaits further updates and clarification regarding V’s potential military enlistment, the upcoming documentary promises to provide an intimate and insightful look into BTS’s extraordinary career trajectory and the profound bond between the group and their dedicated fanbase.