BTS's Jungkook confesses that Golden Maknae nickname is not who he is: I have to try harder to appear that way

During Break The Silence Ep 5, BTS member Jungkook spoke candidly about how he doesn't feel the same way in real-life as his nickname Golden Maknae and has to strive hard to appear like an all-rounder. Read below to know what Kookie had to share on the same.
BTS member Jungkook believes that he is finally trying really hard to attest to his Golden Maknae nickname.BTS member Jungkook believes that he is finally trying really hard to attest to his Golden Maknae nickname.
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Break The Silence Ep 5 managed to break ARMY hearts to its very core as BTS members shared their inner thoughts on how their journey has been so far. Not keeping their fans in the dark, the septet bared their soul as they revealed their struggles, insecurities and dealing with fame, fortune and popularity at such a young age. From Jimin breaking down because of a sour throat to Suga revealing that he misses the ordinary life and doesn't have many friends, the revelations made during The Opposite Side was heartbreaking, to say the least.

Amongst the gutwrenching confessions that left ARMY ugly crying was from the youngest member of BTS, Jungkook. With his nickname being Golden Maknae, Kookie has proven time and again as to why he's such an all-rounder. From his insane vocal range, powerful dance moves, athletic prowess and determination to ace the English language, there's no touching the 22-year-old. However, the My Time singer doesn't feel he's Golden Maknae in real-life. Rather he's constantly on the move to strive to attest to such a large perception that his fans have of him.

"I envy the image people have of me. People call me the Golden Maknae, but that’s not how I feel, so I have to try harder to make myself appear that way. After all that time since my debut, I think finally I’m trying really hard," Jungkook shared.

However, in Break The Silence Ep 3, Kookie had also stated that his friendship with BTS is a bond that he's very fortunate to have in his life. "The members aren't like, 'Let's say together till the day we die!' But after living them for a long time... there are... things you can tell without the need for words. There's a kind of invisible... connection. I feel that kind of connection with the members," Jungkook confided.

"I moved to Seoul at a very young age and didn't really have any best friends. The members are the ones who are always by my side and the ones I've been with the longest. I think they make me feel emotions that are hard to describe. It feels like we're companions, and they helped me realise what friendship is. Family. They're not family but they feel like family. There are times when I feel a close connection with them. In the way that water flows, I think we're all doing a good job of maintaining this balance," Kookie added.

We're glad that the BTS members are there for each other to help them through the ups and downs that come with being a global sensation. ARMY, for sure wouldn't want Jungkook to exhaust himself to strive for perfection when he's already perfect the way he is.

ALSO READ: Break The Silence: After Jin, BTS' Suga confesses to not having a lot of friends: You gain as much as you lose

Recently, Jungkook was caught in a scandal when he and other members from the '97 line - NCT's Jaehyun, ASTRO's Cha Eunwoo and SEVENTEEN's Mingyu - were spotted hanging out in Itaewon during the social distancing period. Big Hit Entertainment put forward a statement apologising on Kookie's behalf.

"Jungkook visited Itaewon restaurants and bars on Saturday, April 25. Since his visit, he has not had any Coronavirus symptoms such as coughing or fever, and he voluntarily got tested at a screening clinic and tested negative. Currently, Jungkook is deeply reflecting on the fact that he has not faithfully participated in the efforts of keeping social distance," Big Hit's statement read and continued, "Big Hit is doing our best to follow the Coronavirus guidelines and preventative measures, such as social distancing. We will be more thorough so something like this does not happen again. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our fans and the public."

ARMY immediately came to Jungkook's defense talking about how he didn't break the law as social distancing is being followed by everyone and that they were allowed to go outside. They even trended 'Jungkook Best Boy' to offer their support to Kookie and tell him that what he did wasn't wrong and he shouldn't beat himself about it like they know he will.

For now, ARMY has BTS' fourth Japanese album, Map of the Soul: The Journey, to look forward to as it features a ballad composed by Jungkook titled Your Eyes Tell.

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Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Jungkook shouldn't need to apologize, people were allowed to go out, he's an amazing person. Its a shame people are putting so much pressure on him to be great at everything and to be held to a higher standard then as a regular human being. That goes for all of them, they are human beings, people thinking it's okay to tear them down for no reason is just sick. I'll continue to support them no matter what.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Please

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Let the issue be,be yourself is enough

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Kookie you don't need to apologize for even a single thing whatever you did was not even your mistake... You have the right to live your life you don't need to prove us anything we already know that you are that best and you deserve the best...maybe some people don't understand your feelings but we are always with you in your every situations..not even a single ups and downs can stop us from supporting you...we are going to stand by you forever love you and i purple you forever, army forever

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Wow it must be draining to be perfect all the time. Leave him alone he made a mistake, but he was not the only one. Yet he is the one being hunted and slammed for it. Don't worry my dear boy, your are still soooooo loved.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Yes,we will always love you and you are our golden maknea forever

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Please take good care of yourself. I am deeply sorry for breakup of you and Tae. It must be hard to work with them and go home alone. I pray for you. Sometimes it's good not to think at all. Focus on your work and do everything to stay healthy. It isn't easy, but new paths will open for you. Meditate zazen and this will allow your mind to be clear and open. Someday the bells will ring. Nurture your true nature. Ask high spirits for help. Strong light.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Idols have an impossible job. We say we love them no matter what but we would never have noticed them or fallen in love with them if they weren’t surreally beautiful, extremely talented, and only showing their best sides to the camera. Jimin said it in a clip I saw, something like “you tell me not to diet but when I am very thin, you tell me I look amazing...” and then of course, he had to make it positive so he said with a smile, “you’re so cunning,” but it’s their reality. I think about it way too much : )

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Jungkook needs to understand that Armys will love him no matter what. I personally don't care if he misses a step at a concert or his voice cracks while singing, he's human. He is way too hard on himself. Most importanly some armys are too hard on him. We need to back up and let him breath

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

it is not a scandal common don't use such over weighed words please

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

we basically don't know who jungkook is but we at the same time do like we know him but we don't know him

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Though we don't know him who he is in his real life, it should be enough that he tattooed army in his hand showing that how much he loves us

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

I feel bad not only for Jungkook but the whole BTS itself...Jungkook is the most deserving person to receive the award and I am happy for it! I know how hard it is to be an idol and maintain a profile.. Everyone learns from their mistake so I wish people (netizens) to stop hating jungkook.. Also jungkook need not prove he is the best to all we Army know how he is... #lovebtsforever #Army #purple

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Jungkook is an amazing and beautiful artist. He continues to work hard and does a great job and is rewarded with success. His imperfections make him even more admirable.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

You no need to prove anything to anyone jeon jungkook You are the best

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Kookie don't beat yourself up trying to meet ARMY'S expectations because your perfect no matter what people say and if you're also hiding your pain you shouldn't because u have people who care about u and will listen please just do U because that's the thing I need to focus on yourself ur career yes ARMY'S call u 'golden Maknae' but that's just a nickname yes u have the best vocals dance moves and can learn English pretty well and fast that doesn't mean u spend hours days even months trying to be what people want u to be because like I said ur perfect just the way u r and here's a little something extra if u ever read this that I live up to 'love ur haters as much as u love ur fans' and I purple u all hope ur career goes well take care of yourselves and please don't hurt yourself trying to be someone u r not if u think u can't do it don't force yourself and keep fighting please don't let yourself down if u think u didn't do it best because u did ok!!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

We know, JK. It's really okay. Sorry ARMYs enthusiasm pressures you sometimes.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Jungkookie, I know it's hard coming up to peoples expectations, but ARMY's Love YOU the way YOU are. No ones a perfectionist, but one can strive hard to reach a point of perfectionism. You've earned a title by working hard. We are proud of you! and remember never underestimate yourself, NEVER. It's the same for you Armies and whoever is reading this. I Purple You!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

We don't know who they are off camera because they deserve their privacy!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Though we don't know who he is in his real life, it should be enough that he tattooed army in his hand showing that how much he loves us. Practically, it's not only jungkook whom we don't know off stage but also it implies to every artist around the world. We obviously don't know their personal lives and we should not think about it either.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Exactly, you should love yourself the way you are just like ARMY loves you. You don’t have to be living to other people’s expectations because we are already proud of you and your determination to be good and hardworking l. ARMY loves you so much.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Thats the point we DON'T know who he really is. We only see what is given to us on camera

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