“I am losing a lot of followers because I posted a tweet congratulating @BTS_twt but this is the price to pay when you support people you admire.
The boys overcame so many difficult moments, prejudices, etc. and THEY WON!!!💜💜💜💜” he wrote
Paulo Coelho de Souza is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for his famous novel The Alchemist. In 2014, he uploaded his personal papers online to create a virtual Paulo Coelho Foundation.
Coelho worked as a songwriter, composing lyrics for Elis Regina, Rita Lee and Brazilian icon Raul Seixas before he became a full writer.
He even celebrated BTS’ 100 Million plus YouTube views in 24 hours!
In an interview, Coelho stated
“[In 1986], I was very happy in the things I was doing. I was doing something that gave me food and water – to use the metaphor in The Alchemist, I was working, I had a person whom I loved, I had money, but I was not fulfilling my dream. My dream was, and still is, to be a writer.”
Coelho would leave his lucrative career as a songwriter and pursue writing full-time.
While trying to overcome his procrastination about launching his writing career, Coelho decided, “If I see a white feather today, that is a sign that God is giving me that I have to write a new book.” Seeing one in the window of a shop, he began writing that day. The following year, Coelho wrote The Alchemist.
Since the publication of The Alchemist, Coelho has generally written at least one novel every two years. Four of them – The Pilgrimage, Hippie, The Valkyries and Aleph – are autobiographical, while the majority of the rest are broadly fictional.
Other books, like Maktub, The Manual of the Warrior of Light and Like the Flowing River are collections of essays, newspaper columns, or selected teachings.
His work has been published in more than 170 countries and translated into eighty-three languages. Together, his books have sold three-hundred and twenty millions.
On 22 December 2016, Coelho was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 2 in the list of 200 most influential contemporary authors.
He lost those followers because they were not true or real and they have shown their true colors. He’s right prejudice is still there but BTS and the rest of the sane and true people in the world are fighting it!
Here’s BTS ARMYs love and support
“I’m assuming those who unfollowed you only feel comfortable within their own bubbles. Now, you’re left with millions of open-minded, curious people to engage with… pretty good deal 💜”
“I’ve read “Veronika Decides to Die” when I was in a really bad place as a teenager. It really helped me a lot! After that I read your other books. When you wrote about BTS I felt so happy because they stand for so many good things and it’s like two of my fave worlds colliding. 💜“
“You won my love and respect!! Ever since I was a teenager! I’ve been a fan of all your literature works and as an ARMY so glad to be sharing the same admiration for BTS! Thank you always for your tremendous support. We love ya! 💜“
“Sir, those who support our BTS and acknowledge their struggles hard work and talent will always have Army support. Behold our power and feel our love 💜💜💜💜”
“sir dont worry about who unfollowed you, we’re here to support you. and i promise you we’re huge 💜”
“Thank you sir 💜💜💜 those people lost at the end of the day they lost cuz they unfollowed a legend like you and they lost cuz their prejudices are preventing them from discovering some great musicians with beautiful melodies and lyrics 🤷♀️”
“I come to thank you for the publication that you made of bts thank you and if you lost followers it is because they were false, you earned the respect of army thanks for your love 💜”
“We are bigger than anything!”
“Cuando realmente admiras a alguien, no importa lo que piensen los demás 💜 :’) Gracias por su apoyo !💜”
“Make a trend #FollowPAULOCoelho“
“We really admire you, sir! Thank you for standing up for what’s right, and loving & most importantly respecting our precious boys. 💜“
“Trust me when I say you won too, Sir. Losing toxic people is an achievement. Congratulations. You have us. Thank you💜”
“Thank you so much Sir! It is the price many pay and BTS themselves have sometimes unjustly paid for it. But we know ourselves what feels right.”
“Sir, we are really thankful for your support. It’s maybe difficult for some people to see how genuine, humble and hardworking @BTS_twt They only see BTS as a random kpop band but BTS so much more than that and thank you for acknowledge that”
“I have been a fan of yours, for years, for obvious reasons. I haven’t cared about a band in decades, and love these gentlemen for all the unobvious reasons. They work so hard, care so much, stay true to themselves, and are humble and kind in a world where that is scoffed at.💜“
“Soy gran admiradora de su escritura tengo 10 de sus libros.En 2003 me tope con “Once Minutos” y quede atrapada; me encanta viajar en ese Mundo paralelo de los personajes. @paulocoelho te apoyó desde hace 17 años y seguiré haciéndolo hasta el final de mis días.” (I’m a big fan of his writting. I have 10 of his books. In 2003 I came across “Once Minutes” and was trapped. I love travelling in that parallel world of the characters. @paulocoelho I have supported you for 17 years and I will continue to do so until the end of my days) Google translate
“Sir. I am a big fan of you.. even before I knew BTS… you both are biggest inspiration of my life…thank you for supporting our boys… you are a great person.. army always thank you for the love a d encouragement you gave us…💜”
“you’re losing people filled with prejudice yet youre also gaining armys who admire and respect you sir. btw, i love your books 💜”
“If someone stop to follow you because of this, it’s their loss! I’m a fan of yours Sir, I bought and read many of your books! By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept was the first one, in 2006 I believe 💜 I’m so happy you support my favorite group!! You are the best 😍”
“Thank you once again Mr. Paulo, ive learned lots of meaningful life lesson through BTS’ lyrics and personality too, it actually help me redefine my goals and acts toward life 💜💜, again hope you have greater days ahead“
“Sir: thank you so much for your support and your beautiful words. For thousands of hearts around the word, BTS’s music is an inspiration, as well as your books. Thank you again and continue to inspire us”
“I just want to tell you that I am a great fan of yours, I have several of your books. My favorites are Veronika decide morrer and A Bruxa de Portobello.The fact that you recognize how talented these guys are and take the time to congratulate them makes me admire you even more!💜”
“Sir, I’ve been a fan of yours for decades, and the fact that you love @BTS_twt makes me love you even more. First, it was your poetic & ethereal writings that brought me to you. But now I’m so happy to know you & I share a love for these present day poets 💜”
“Welcome to army. It’s an honor to stand up for them truly. To take the “hit” because it’s right and you understand hard working, talented induviduals and choose to support them. We welcome you with open arms @paulocoelho 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜”
“It has been part of our (ARMY) journey too, being looked down & mocked for things we enjoy & love. But it has never stopped us from doing what we love. And yes, we lost some but gained so much more from the joy & positivity of being #BTSARMY Thank u for supporting @BTS_twt 💜”