Each member of the South Korean group BTS has finally launched an Instagram account. This comes after the announcement that the boys will take a break from band activities during the holiday season. However, the festive mood has turned sour as some fans began to worry that the K-pop stars might be going their separate ways soon.

Big Hit Music, the famous septet's label, appealed to fans Sunday to respect the privacy of BTS members as they go home to their families this holiday season for a much-deserved rest after several performances this year. The label then assured fans that BTS will resume its official activities soon as it will have to prepare for its March concert. The group will launch a new album at the upcoming show, which will also mark a "new chapter" for the first-ever Asian artists to win American Music Academy trophies.

A day after the announcement, RM, Jin, V, Jimin, J-Hope, Suga and Jungkook launched their own Instagram accounts for the first time since they debuted in 2013. Previously, the Bangtan Boys would only get in touch with their fans and give updates through their Weverse account or through livestreams in VLive. Big Hit Music's Twitter account and BTS' official Twitter and Instagram accounts would also occasionally post selfies of the members.

As of Monday afternoon, the official Instagram accounts had at least 15 million followers each, with V having the most number of followers. Meanwhile, BTS' official Instagram account has 55 million followers in total.

While some fans rejoiced over the septet's move to open their own public Instagram pages, others feared they might do a "1D," alluding to the disbandment of One Direction. It can be recalled that the group announced that it was taking a hiatus in 2015, the same year Zayn Malik left the band. However, shortly after this, each member launched their own solo musical career.

"I'm convinced bts are gonna disband why have they just now started their own ig accounts," a fan wrote in a tweet.

Meanwhile, there are those who simply believe that BTS members will be together until they are of old age.

"Ok nobody can change my mind anymore... I am convinced that bts not gonna disband atleast until they were in their 50's," a fan wrote.

BTS made headlines in 2020 with its chart-topping single "Dynamite," which became the first K-pop track to debut at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The next two English singles of the group, "Butter" and "Permission to Dance," catapulted the group to global success. The septet recently set a new record after selling out four shows at Los Angeles' SoFi stadium.

Members of the South Korean boy band BTS arrive at the United Nations headquarters to deliver remarks on development Members of the South Korean boy band BTS arrive at the United Nations headquarters to deliver remarks on development Photo: POOL / John Minchillo