Older ARMYs Celebrate Their Age After BTS’s RM Calls Them “Dope Old People”
BTS‘s RM recently made a live broadcast before he went to sleep. In it, he made a comment that truly touched ARMYs hearts.
Dope old people in their thirties and forties… They got the attitude, you know? They’ve experienced so many things.
In K-Pop communities, it can be easy to forget about older fans or not even know they exist as many fandoms are dominated by fans about 25 years old all the way down to 12 and younger. However, music is for everyone! Even more so, enjoying something doesn’t have to have an expiration date!
When RM mentioned the older fans, people flocked to Twitter to show that they exist and are proud to be an ARMY no matter their age or experiences.
They keep me young, they keep me dancing, and their music is filled with messages of hope, empowerment & encouragement. They comfort and heal people at every stage of life! I’m so honored to be older ARMY. ???? #DopeOldPeople @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/3Lviq74rLt
— Dear Moon⁷???? (@DearMoon246) March 24, 2021
— angylize????⁷ @angylize_twt #ARMY#VintageArmy (@angylize) March 24, 2021
— Maria (@Maria_26596243) March 24, 2021
I'm seeing people who posted today about being part of the #dopeoldpeople. I'm 36, almost 37. I'll keep listening to @BTS_twt till they stop making music…
(Also this is the most recent selfie I have…sorry..the others suck ????) pic.twitter.com/pwY51XGyWs
— Jen⁷ (@moonchild529) March 24, 2021
— Rashid (@rashiduzzaman82) March 23, 2021
Previously, the hashtags #VintageARMY and #AdultARMY were used to help older ARMYs find each other and are still used to show their love for the group.
Fandoms often have an amazing sense of community as almost every group has a designated “Selca Day” where their fans post selfies on their social media to celebrate being fans. These days have also gotten significantly more inclusive over the years as fans created special days to specifically highlight plus-size fans, black fans, and more.
Fans hope that the trending of this hashtag brings love and celebration to older fans.