KEY POINTS

  • V is the most followed BTS member on Instagram
  • He "accidentally" followed Jennie Kim on Instagram which angered jealous fans
  • Angry fans even targeted V's late grandma and compared her to Jennie

BTS’ Kim Taehyung (V) and Blackpink’s Jennie became the target of hate comments Tuesday after V “accidentally” followed Blackpink’s Jennie Kim on Instagram but quickly unfollowed her saying, “It was a mistake.”

Shortly after capping their hugely successful concerts in L.A., BTS launched their own Instagram pages on Monday. Each member quickly gained followers on the photo-sharing platform as this is the first time they were allowed to manage their own social media accounts by their label, Big Hit Entertainment, since the group debuted in 2013.

RM, Jin, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga, J-Hope, and V already had over 19 million followers as of Wednesday, with V having the highest number of followers at nearly 22 million.

But while navigating Instagram on Tuesday, V “accidentally” followed Jennie Kim which caused an uproar among jealous fans who quickly attacked the Blackpink singer on her Instagram page.

Screenshots of mean comments directed against Jennie was shared by Koreaboo. Some BTS fans, widely known as ARMY, lashed out against the “How You Like That” singer while others shared negative emojis on her social media platform.

“No sluts in our area,” one fan said on Twitter while another one commented on Jennie’s Instagram page, “Taehyung followed you on accident, don’t get your hopes up, you roach.”

Some members of Blackpink’s fanbase (BLINKS) came to the rescue and unleashed unsavory comments on Twitter against V. One fan even went beyond the limit and mentioned V's late grandmother in their tweet. The user deleted their post but a screenshot of it was re-posted by some netizens who berated the owner of the Twitter page for his negative words.

V quickly unfollowed Jennie on Instagram and took to his Weverse account to ask fans for a “way to get rid of” Instagram’s recommendation function.

To end the conflict, sober fans of the two most popular K-pop acts in the world reported the Twitter users who made disparaging remarks against the two singers.

“wont delete —these people are crossing the line jennie did absolutely nothing to be dragged into this leave her alone ,” user @jennieaceitgirl captioned her tweet which included a gallery of screenshots of mean comments against Jennie.

“Take your time to report,” user @Protectsrose said in their tweet enjoining other fans to press the report button on users who are crossing the line in an otherwise negligible situation.

Neither V nor Jennie has commented on the verbal hate they received online.

BTS Jungkook and V V (L) and Jungkook of music group BTS perform onstage during the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images