James Corden has apologized to BTS and their legion of fans, or ARMYs, for his past jokes about the group’s appearance at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
In September, Corden drew flak on social media after he described BTS’ presence at the UNGA as “unusual” and their fans are composed of “15-year-old girls.”
During BTS’ appearance at The Late Late Show with James Corden, leader RM asked how Corden has been doing after he was criticized by their fandom. “You've been in some hot water with ARMYs. Are you alright?”
A flustered Corden took the chance to clarify that his statement wasn’t meant to be in “any way funny to anybody.”
“We did two jokes which I didn’t think were in any way funny to anybody, where we said it was unusual you were kicking off a UN summit with a performance, and we said, and this was where I think it was wrong. We said your fans were 15-year-old girls, which is, of course, is not true, because I’m 43 years old and I consider myself as one of the biggest BTS fans on planet Earth… I hope you know this, we absolutely love you and we love the entire ARMY. The prospect of doing anything that may have upset them, I didn't enjoy that feeling,” he added.
RM assured Corden that it’s “alright,” noting that he “appreciates” Corden’s apology and just likes to “clear the air with ARMY.”
ARMYs also took to social media to express their thoughts about Corden’s apology on social media.
He's explaining for 2 minutes non stop, and the boys didn't react anything, and he's start stuttering and keep stuttering and namjoon just stop him and said “We appreciate your apology.” SKSJSKSKSK— keci⁷⁺¹ | (kinda ia) (@likechizu) November 24, 2021
KIM NAMJOON THAT'S THE TWEET!— busanfav♡ (@Ri_InTheSky) November 24, 2021
WE APPRECIATE YOUR APOLOGY JAMES! OUR PAPA MOCHI IS BACK!
I love this man so much! I WILL ALWAYS FOLLOW MY LEADER. #BTSxLateLate #BTSxJamesCorden pic.twitter.com/8bky8HUzbZ
Namjoon said "We appreciate your apology"
Not "We accept your apology"
Namjoon is smart?... pic.twitter.com/ptupWvrXwN— Mei⁷~? (@BTSpavedthewayh) November 24, 2021
"But James, you've been in some hot water with ARMY? James, it's alright, we appreciate your apology. We just wanna clean the air. That's it. It's okay James."— cestlavie_90?⁷ (@90_cestlavie) November 24, 2021
Lol Namjoon is THE MAN, in Joon we trust! ?? and Jiminie being oh so lovely ??@BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/quUjUwtmhi
Twitter user @pjmvelvets said she admires how RM handled the situation with his “composure.”
no cause the way joon handled the entire situation. that enigmatic calm and composure while confronting james cordon on the spot and making him apologise and proceeded to say “we appreciate your apology we just wanted to clear the air” .. namjoon you will always be a superhero.— sobok sobok (@pjmvelvets) November 24, 2021
Meanwhile, @trilogytae admitted that RM’s response was “sexy.”
nah because the way namjoon was looking as he was explaining the whole situation and then said “we appreciate your apology”…that was sexy. pic.twitter.com/LZ2tsR5M0Y— kia (@trilogytae) November 24, 2021