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Jungkook of BTS may be one of the most popular singers in the world, but at heart he is bad at texting like the rest of us. While promoting their new Japanese album Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~, BTS appeared on NTV’s Buzz Rhythm. During the interview, BTS discussed who is the worst at texting and ultimately decided Jungkook takes the longest to reply to texts.

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The BTS members said Jungkook takes the longest to reply

On NTV’s Buzz Rhythm, the BTS members were asked who takes the longest to reply. While some members originally picked RM, the group unanimously agreed Jungkook is the worst at replying to texts in a timely fashion.

“This is really a legend about Jungkook, a few years ago I texted Jungkook, and he texted ‘Okay, I understand’ after a month later,” Jin said. “I was like ‘What does he understand exactly?’ I checked and it was an answer to my text a month ago.”

“He replied in a joking manner,” V said.

Jin replied, “It was very shocking.”

Jungkook then told the members, “For me, I kind of… I send a reply in my heart.”

“How do we know?” Suga asked.

“Our telepathy is good but this is a bit too much,” Jin said as all of the BTS members burst out laughing.

“I could just send the text… but just with the thought that I already answered in my heart, I close it,” Jungkook explained.

BTS fans find Jungkook’s texting habits super relatable

It happens to everyone at some point. You get a text message and craft a response in your head. Then you get distracted with something else, and because you thought of a response you forget that you actually never replied. On Twitter, BTS fans tweeted about how relatable Jungkook’s texting habits are.


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“Jungkook is always so relatable. I do this all the time where I respond to text in my head and I think the other person just knows, cause I responded in my head… LOOL,” wrote a Twitter user.

“seokjin texting jungkook and jungkook responding almost ONE MONTH later with an ‘ok’ is the most jungkook thing ever,” a fan tweeted.

“Jungkook replying to text messages in his head and then actually sending responses a month later is sooo me. Like, that is highly relatable content over here. @BTS_twt,” one fan tweeted.

The singer composed a song on the band’s new album

BTS typically releases a Japanese studio album every two years, and they released their newest Japanese album on July 15, 2020. The new album is titled Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~ and it features 13 tracks.

Of the 13 songs, “INTRO: Calling,” “Stay Gold,” “Lights,” “Your Eyes Tell,” and “OUTRO: The Journey” are original tracks. The remaining eight tracks are Japanese versions of BTS’s previously released songs: “Boy With Luv,” “Make It Right,” “Dionysus,” “Idol,” “Airplane Pt. 2,” “Fake Love,” “Black Swan,” and “ON.”

Jungkook composed the album’s song “Your Eyes Tell,” and he originally intended for the song to be featured on his upcoming solo mixtape. Instead, it was included as a track on Map of the Soul: 7 ~ The Journey ~, and the song will also be the theme song for a Japanese film of the same name that is set come out in October 2020.