Very recently, 3 days ago to be exact, BTS’ Jimin faced a huge smear campaign, where even his small gestures were over-analyzed & used to defame him. Even just hugging two of his friends upon meeting up with them got twisted into him committing SA and harassing another member.
Upon further investigation, fans found out that every single account tweeting and liking those vile and unprovoked words about Jimin were taekook shippers (‘Taekook’ is the ship name for BTS members Taehyung and Jungkook). Some even threatened to slap him.
It is not unheard of for fans in the taekook community to spread malicious conspiracies or lies about Jimin, as many ex-taekookers have been open about the subtle brainwashing and organized hate campaigns that takes place in the community. But many fans are afraid that this behaviour is becoming increasingly normalized and accepted, and are therefore hoping the fandom can band together to put an end to toxic shipping.
After all, it is not okay for grown adults to act like this over a ship that isn’t even real