“OMG, YOU RACIST, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’RE SAYING ALL ASIANS LOOK ALIKE!”
Relax. Maybe get up, and drink a glass of water or something.
Anyone who’s ever seen a K-pop music video knows that it ain’t no walk in the park to discern who’s who.
First, there are a LOT of members. The boy group Seventeen literally has seventeen members. And I don’t have any idea how many girls there are in Girls Generation, because they don’t stay still long enough for me to count.
BTS, on the other hand, is doable. I mean that it’s possible to tell them apart, as there’s only seven of them. (Get your brain out of the gutter, jeez.)
And lucky for you, I’ve decided to be altruistic and put this step-by-step guide out:
Namjoon, AKA Rapmonster
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When in doubt, look at the front teeth. They’re unmistakable, and they look like they would suit a bunny equally well.
Seokjin, AKA Jin
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Jin has slanting eyebrows, like the ones you draw on cartoon characters to make them angry. They’re easy to spot, even under his hair, because they’re that thick.
Jimin, AKA Chim Chim
Pouty lips? Nope, all the members have them in the videos.
Double eyelid/big eyes? Nope, that too.
Process of elimination it is.
Yoongi, AKA Suga/Agust D
Yoongi’s one of the three rappers, and he’s the only one that has a speech impediment of sorts- it’s unmistakable, especially in Not Today, or as he would say, “nhat too-dey”. It’s not because of the Korean accent in English, either, because it’s unique to him. When you hear him rap, you get why they call it “spitting fire”.
Hoseok, AKA Hobi/J-Hope
That smile! It speaks for itself. Now you know why Hoseok’s stage name is J-Hope.
Taehyung, AKA V