Ryan Seacrest was asked to explain why BTS is so popular internationally, and he did his best by saying, “it’s a true global phenomenon, I can’t explain it!”
Ryan was asked as a “media superstar” by ABC7‘s George Pennacchio after A.R.M.Ys rallied together to support the #RoarForChange campaign, helping to hit their target of $1 million!
Ryan Seacrest first realized the power of BTS when the boys came to his station, KIIS-FM, for an interview in November 2017. He said A.R.M.Ys were the most dedicated fans he had ever seen.
So, #BTSARMY – after the overwhelming support you showed me with the #RoarForChange campaign, I thought I'd ask a media superstar about @BTS_twt and the power of its army. Here's @RyanSeacrest explaining why you are a phenomenon! pic.twitter.com/R9kdVSyVT6
— George Pennacchio (@abc7george) May 8, 2018
BTS has been a phenomenon for the last handful of years now…. We’ve had every artist in the world come into KIIS, never have I seen so many A.R.M.Y members standing outside the building, clamoring and waiting to get a glimpse of these guys, so it is a true global phenomenon. I can’t explain it, but you know what? Knowing them makes us more popular.
— Ryan Seacrest
A.R.M.Ys are trying to help Ryan out by providing in-depth explanations of BTS’s appeal.
he says it's hard to explain, but I disagree. It's very easy to explain why @BTS_twt is so popular. Listen to their music, watch their music videos, look at a few of their concert ments. They really are very very good. And there are tons of older aged fans to back me up.
— A Goddess (@Survivorcass) May 8, 2018
They claimed BTS weren’t just celebrities but family. Their personality was what made their music and visuals that much greater.
Could not have described it better. It would be so easy to say it’s because they’re beautiful. @BTS_twt is special because of their humility, kindness, openness and the way that they still find a way to bond with their fans. They spread love. 💜💜
— 💜Vani💜 (@BTSNoona81) May 9, 2018
Yes sir. Because ARMY REALLY LOVES @BTS_twt Not just by their looks but their music that they gave to us. And their attitudes are true and pure
— JAMMY (@jvj123095) May 8, 2018
Fans are also thanking George and Ryan for the recognition and reassuring them they are “hip”!
“BTW” – ok right that passes you for being hip enough😂😂 Cute!
— Aileen 💜 and her BTS Thinking Hats. (@Awake_Aileen) May 8, 2018
That's right @RyanSeacrest we LOVE to come out and just be there as support for them💜💟💜
& maybe you have upgraded from even just being "hip" and now…dope 😉haha take care &play on Kiss radio a track from LY:Tear full at the top of every hour maybe?? Just a thought pic.twitter.com/2fEYwbQcq7
— 🌱atleast this planet has namjoon🌱 (@SuGoi_HARUMA) May 8, 2018
Thanks for going out of your way to ask about us, George. We appreciate the kind gesture and yes they truly are a global phenomenon.
— 🌱 (@RElOFHOPE) May 8, 2018
Thanks so much 💖💖💖🇨🇦 I must say your totally hip. If you don't know I myself is 35y/o. A lot of ARMYs are in their 30s – 60s
— Riz_ChileImHungry💤🇨🇦💜 (@Rizzzbdj) May 8, 2018
Thank you for this George! Don’t worry you guys are hip! Lol pic.twitter.com/dBV6lMSjkO
— 🅢🅣🅔🅟🅗🅐🅝🅘🅔 🌙 Moonchild (@MonoMoonlite) May 8, 2018
A.R.M.Ys are hoping that Ryan Seacrest’s station will start playing more BTS!
Here’s hoping that @1027KIISFM would play more @BTS_twt music! It’s Euphoria for #BTSARMY when we hear their music on air! They are more than artists to ARMY! They’re our world! pic.twitter.com/nmvW2D074u
— RoseBowlARMY (@BTSxHollywood) May 8, 2018
— 🌸✨Jen With Luv 😘 (@hobi_hangsang) May 9, 2018
This isn’t the first time Ryan Seacrest has interacted with A.R.M.Ys – during his interview with BTS, he gave one fan the surprise of her life when he rang her live on air!