Recently JungKook of BTS was caught smoking and the netizens had a, unexpectedly, very positive reaction to this harmful activity. Many fans were even excited, hoping that JungKook blows the smoke in their faces, they found smoking hot, that he should have been left alone and privacy was being invaded, and it is his own choice and business. This reaction is vastly different from the one V received due to the same thing.
In his M/Vs, Suga has also smoked, fake or not, but it is way more official and reaches more people, wrongly influences more people. But this wasn’t even talked about and dismissed. RM too has done this in a BTS M/V.
In the past, V of BTS was also caught smoking, vaping and doing drugs and recently posted on his own Insta Story using JUUL (e-cigarette) but he was hated so much, even by his own fandom. They said that he was promoting and encouraging a very hazardous thing, he is harming his lungs, body and health, and that he should have been careful.
What do you think? Why were the reactions so different for different idols belonging to the same group?