BTS‘s J-Hope once told the story of how his father used to disapprove of his desire to dance and become an idol instead of studying.

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J-Hope revealed when he was younger, he told his father he would be studying but was instead learning about his true passion, dance.

When I was younger and really into dancing, it happened to be my exam period. I would pretend to study in my room, but I was actually watching dance videos.

— J-Hope

However, his lie soon fell through when his dad discovered what he was really doing.

I was working really hard on pretending to study and watching dance videos when my dad suddenly came into my room. At the time, I was so surprised. My dad sighed deeply and just left. I remember this memory vividly.

— J-Hope

J-Hope said he remembers the feeling of his father’s disapproval. However, as his dad began to accept his son’s dream, he asked him to show his dance skills.

That’s why I once danced in front of my dad with no music. He told me to dance for him so I poured out my passion by dancing without any music or noise. The only sound you could hear was the sound of my clothing and my breathing. There was a time like that.

— J-Hope

Fast forward to the present time, J-Hope’s dad is one of the most supportive people in his life and is so proud of all that his son has accomplished.

In the beginning, my dad opposed my dancing a lot. Now, he supports me more than anyone!

— J-Hope

J-Hope’s dad only wanted the best for him and he couldn’t be more proud of the amazing young man his son has become!

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