Being an idol is not always easy and neither is BTS. As the ones who gave birth and raised 7 boys, BTS’s parents must have had an ideological battle to support their decision to become an idol. And one of the touching stories about BTS and their family revealed was the story that Jimin’s father told about supporting his son in his pursuit of becoming an idol!
When mentioning to BTS, people immediately think of the most successful and famous boy group today. From 7 boys from a small entertainment company, BTS is now really the pride of Kpop. Behind the success of the group, in addition to the support of ARMY, the company’s companion also has a solid backing, which is their family. The members’ parents worked hard to raise the boys and let them freely pursue their dreams.
And one of them is Jimin’s family, his parents gave him all the support to pursue art from an early age. In an interview of Jimin’s father with Busan High School of Arts magazine – where Jimin learned at young age, he told some interesting stories about Jimin when he was a child and his pa̾s̾sion for art. Besides, through the story, ARMYs also see how much love Jimin’s parents spend for him.
Specifically, Jimin’s father revealed that he and Jimin’s mother soon discovered his dancing and art talents when he was young. Jimin was so good at choreography, especially contemporary dance and that’s why his parents let him attend Busan High School of Arts. But it is also because Jimin is so talented with contemporary dance that his teacher opposed his dream of becoming an idol instead of a professional dancer.
This teacher was asked in the interview, “We heard that you are against Jimin’s dream of becoming an idol because you feel it’s a waste of talent. How talented is Jimin? in this time?”
Jimin’s teacher replied, “Yes, Jimin was very good at contemporary dance since his acceptance to the school. He also had the talent for all forms of dance as well. When he expressed wanting to go down a path of a public dancer rather than just pure dancing, it felt like I was losing a genius. I also couldn’t help but think about just how hard a dance singer’s path is and how success is not guaranteed in this type of work. That is why I was against his decision…
…I didn’t know he would succeed like he is now. Either way, Jimin is a type of student who puts his all in whatever he does. He is where he is now because of his continuous efforts as BTS.”
During the interview, Jimin’s father was also asked how he decided to become an idol: “Let’s talk about how Jimin was able to transition from contemporary dance to music with his abilities since his childhood.”
With this decision of Jimin, his father showed his support and always followed his every steps: “Let me first explain how he was accepted to the Busan High School of Arts. In middle school, there was a time where he had to write about his future. In his paper, he wrote that he wanted to go to Busan High School of Arts and learn dance and use that background and combine it with music to become a singer or a celebrity. His paper was very detailed and I think this was the start of his dream to become an idol.
Of course he was good at dancing and singing from a young age. In fifth grade, he would sing Maya’s “Azalea” at karaoke and he was able to sing the high notes very well.”
But after all, Jimin’s dad shows respect for Jimin’s opinion and accepts the pa̾s̾sion and dream he wants to purse: “Truthfully, because he was also good at math and science, I wanted him to go to a science high school and study more. But that didn’t mean that I was against his wishes. Because his paper about his future was so perfect (laughs) I couldn’t oppose it and decided to respect his decision
Jimin used honorific speech since he was young and was quite an adult-like child so I allowed him to do as he pleased. I guess you could say we caught on to our child’s talent at a young age.”
After all, Jimin has become an important part of BTS with the enthusiastic support of his parents. The path he has chosen is now lined with roses, Jimin and BTS have become some of the most powerful and influential figures in the music industry