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'We stand together': BTS sends heartfelt message to Indonesians staying home during outbreak

Tri Indah Oktavianti

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, April 14, 2020  /  08:45 pm
'We stand together': BTS sends heartfelt message to Indonesians staying home during outbreak

K-pop group BTS members pose for a photo before a press conference to promote their fourth album on Feb. 24. (AFP/Handout / Big Hit Entertainment )

A worldwide phenomenon, K-Pop group BTS has sent a touching message as the ambassador of online shopping platform Tokopedia for all Indonesians who are currently dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The platform released on its official Instagram account @tokopedia on Tuesday a 36-second video featuring all seven members of BTS delivering their messages in English, Korean as well as Indonesian.

"We know this is a difficult situation for all of us," team leader Kim Namjoon — known by his stage name RM — started in English.

"We would like to share happiness with all of you," member Jin added in Korean.

"However, this is the best for all of us now," the youngest, Jungkook said.

"You are not alone," said J-Hope.

"We stand together," Suga added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Both V and Jimin delivered their message in Indonesia, with the former saying jaga jarak dulu (keep physical distance) and the latter saying jaga Indonesia (protect Indonesia).

The post gained more than 29,000 likes and more than 3,000 comments within the first hour after it was posted on Tuesday afternoon.

"Tokopedia and with BTS send our support and advice to the Indonesian people as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic," Tokopedia wrote in the post's caption. "Don't be afraid, stay at home and continue physical distancing."

Fans responded positively to the video message and expressed their gratitude to both BTS and the online shopping platform.

Within the first hour of its release, hashtag #TokopediaxBTS was a top trending topic among Indonesian Twitter users and ranked fifth on Twitter’s worldwide trends. Meanwhile, hashtag #JagaIndonesia, which was also featured in the video, was also trending at number three in Indonesia.

Tokopedia named BTS as its ambassador in October last year.

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