BTS‘s Jimin is gaining support for his unapologetic outfit choices!
On June 27, BTS’s concept photos for the first version of “Butter” were released.
— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) June 27, 2021
Immediately afterwards, ARMYs noticed Jimin’s unique style as he wore a white top and had red hair similar to his “Dope” era appearance.
Most importantly, the highlights of his outfit were a pair of fur boots and a skirt. The Maje “Judie Asymmetric Plaid Mini Skirt” was cut in the middle, revealing denim shorts underneath.
Fans could not stop showering him with praise for going against gender norms in such a public manner. They loved his confidence in showing everyone that men can wear skirts as well.
Park Jimin wearing a skirt and fuzzy boots. Taking time to stop gender stereotypes. we love our king.🥺 pic.twitter.com/T4CHrAjNSb
— Nicholas Liddle (@NLiddle16) June 27, 2021
They also complimented his contribution to “putting an end to toxic masculinity” by wearing “feminine” clothing.
They customized Jimin's skirt and cut it in half. Park Jimin putting an end to toxic masculinity and stereotypes pic.twitter.com/jaFohsRE8w
— ｡.⭐° taegi (@_taedyvear) June 27, 2021
This is not the first time Jimin defied gender stereotypes with his fashion. He previously wore a leather corset for Version 2 of MAP OF THE SOUL: 7‘s concept photos.
Fellow members J-Hope, V, and RM also wore skirts in both official photoshoots and casual schedules.
BTS uses their considerable influence to share their values, with Jungkook once saying that great style is “wearing anything you like, regardless of gender.”