It's no secret. There has been controversy in the ARMY fandom about this for a long, long time. And more recently, here on Vingle. My comments and concerns have been deleted on related cards and I'm tired of it.
What do you think of when you think of alien? Out of this world, maybe. Alien invasion flicks, maybe.
I hope not.
WHENEVER YOU HEAR THAT WORD,
it doesn't paint a pretty picture in your mind. Alien has negative connotation however you use it. "Illegal alien" is one of the MOST popular and MOST offensive ways to use it.
SO LET ME ASK YOU.
Why would you call someone that?
The biggest majority of the fandom, the ones who call him an alien or call them selves Taeliens mean no harm. And that's alright. I understand. But what strikes me is that it is been said before many times by fans who have been at meetings that he doesn't like to be called 4D or an Alien. If someone asks not to be called a certain name, you don't call them that. It's common courtesy and respect.
EVEN IF he is okay with it now, or he does not address it as being a problem ( which thankfully it HAS died down a lot ) it still does not give anyone the green light to call him that.
Even if you mean well. Even if it's "a joke."
LOOK AT HIS EXPRESSION AS NAMJOON READS THE CARD.
And after teasing by Suga and Namjoon and Jimin, Jimin asks Taehyung to show them his out of this world persona of his. And Tae immediately clears it up. It is acting. That's just who he is.
HE'S NOT AN ALIEN.
He is a man who loves to be silly and act and have fun. He does it for entertainment. For himself or to cheer up fans or for his fellow members.
Namjoon states that "this is his concept" and when the interviewer asks Yoongi about Daegu, Taehyung immediately counters back and looks offended.
He is also from Daegu.
WHY would they ask him about outer space?
I have no comment.
The original poster says what I feel and what I believe.
HERE ARE THE INTERVIEWS.
I DON'T BELIEVE IN FORCING MY OPINIONS ON ANYONE.
I am not trying to do that.
I am just tired of my opinion being deleted.
Taehyung is a silly, happy, and energetic 20 year old who loves what he does and how he does it. He is notorious for his attitude and his personality. There are other things he can be called than alien and IT IS SO EASY to refer to him as other names.
AND THIS IS WHERE I REST MY CASE.
Take from this card as you will. If you want to call him that nickname, I cannot and will not stop you. I just feel like he deserves better and is happier with better.
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