BTS have not only inspired fans around the world with their music but their generous acts have drizzled down to their fans, ARMY, who have adopted the heart of selflessly giving to the less fortunate, donating to the needy, helping conserve the environment and even building projects. ARMY have engaged in Planting trees, projects for anniversaries, projects to celebrate milestones, building a baby nursery in South Africa, engaged in conserving coral reefs, built a hospital in China for a birthday among other wonderful projects.
BTS is celebrating their 8th anniversary since debut and fans are celebrating and planning to celebrate the anniversary in various ways. One of the biggest anniversary project that ARMY have participated in is by Phillipine ARMY fanbases who decided to adopt 8 whales, 7 named afetr BTS members and 1 named after the fanbase, ARMY. The project is aptly named “Whalien is finally Heard”
The 52-hertz whale is an individual whale of unidentified species, which calls at the very unusual frequency of 52 Hz. This pitch is a much higher frequency than that of the other whale species with migration patterns most closely resembling this whale’s– the blue whale (10–39 Hz) or fin whale (20 Hz). It has been detected regularly in many locations since the late 1980s and appears to be the only individual emitting a whale call at this frequency. It has been described as the “world’s loneliest whale”.
BTS used this as a significant metaphor for their song (Whalien 52). The song is about how you can be surrounded by crowds of people of different kinds and when you scream at the top of your lungs no one hears you. Hence the metaphor for the 52-hertz whale, the whale is surrounded by different types of life in the cast waters of earth by its cry us never heard because no one can hear it.
“This project aims to adopt humpback whales under Balyena.org a non profit society formed in 2009 by group of friend who conduct research on whales and dolphins in Philippines. Whale has been an important symbolism for BTS and ARMY. PH Pearls ARMY fanbases present to you “Whalien is finally Heard” wherein we adopted a total of 8 whales in order to symbolize the 8th anniversary of BTS. The adoption certificates of 7 whales were named under each member of BTS while the remaining 1 whale was named under the fandom BTS ARMY”
“We are going to take care of these whales by protecting their home, marine life, supporting researches and helping Earth be a better place for us and them.” @army_cavite
Each whale and adoption certificate was named under them.~ (PH124 – Kim Namjoon) (PH122 – Kim Seokjin) (PH193 – Min Yoongi) (PH120 – Jung Hoseok) (PH004 – Park Jimin) (PH023 – Kim Taehyung) and (PH018 – Jeon Jungkook)
BTS Kim Nam-joon’s Whale
BTS Kim Seok-jin’s Whale
BTS Min Yoon-gi’s Whale
BTS Jung Ho-Seok’s Whale
BTS Park Ji-min’s Whale
BTS Kim Tae-hyung’s Whale
BTS Jeon Jung Kook’s Whale
BTS ARMY’s Whale
Fanbases who sponsored:
@army_cavite @bangtanboysph @TaehgersPh @army_wings_ph @bangtanmanila @OnlyBangtanPH @PhAllforyoongi @suga_rushPH @perfectjhopeph @JKPH19 @ARMYofCebu @BTSunniesph @UNIVERSE1230 @JUNGKOOKDAILYPH @fairiesbundleph @btsaph130613 @ABDvo_twt
“We hope that this project can cheer up ARMYs all over the world. Let’s keep streaming and make sure BTS and ARMYs are heard too just like these whales. Let’s conquer everything”
The adoption of the whales appeared on Philippines National News
Thank you BTS for inspiring the whole world to love and care for the environment and people as a whole!