On 5th March BTS and UNICEF officially announced the renewal of the “LOVE MYSELF” campaign to end violence around the world against youth and children. They made a special announcement via an official video on their respective YouTube channels. The BTS members each gave a speech about what the campaign means to them and how much they have benefited from it. Unfortunately Suga was not present during this occasion but RM expressed Suga’s sentiments well.
BTS’ Jimin revealed that the “LOVE MYSELF” campaign was brought out of the need to make people laugh a little more. He also had his own self-discovery through the campaign especially the last year during the pandemic where he felt lonely and anxious. He asserts that ‘Being together gives strength’
“Yes, I can really relate to what Jin said. I think before the campaign, I just vaguely thought id rather see genuine joy instead of forced laughs or tears. All the members and I started this campaign so that more people could really laugh.”
“I thought we’re doing this for people around us but I realized as time passed that many changes also happened within myself. I came to ask myself if my smile is also genuine, and I was able to really open the doors into my heart through “LOVE MYSELF.””
I was also really surprised how so many people were eager and sincere about taking part in this campaign and that’s what helped me console myself and grow even more.”
“Being together gives great strength. Last year I though more about “LOVE MYSELF” than ever before. I was forced to be apart from other people and sometimes felt lonely and anxious, but I was able to hold myself firm with “LOVE MYSELF” and have a chance to console each other too. I hope the day will come soon when many people can learn that we’re all together and share warmth through “LOVE MYSELF”.”
Watch the full speech