Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020 (BTS2020) virtually on Thursday and most of the tweets related to his speech were posted with #PMModiAtBTS2020 (see here and here).
As the hashtag started trending, fans of K-pop group BTS excitedly clicked on it, only to be disappointed. Many thought that the band was finally coming to India, others laughed at themselves for taking over the hashtag which wasn’t even related to BTS. Some happily decided to promote the upcoming BTS album with this hashtag.
BTS album “BE” will be released on November 20.
Here’s how the band’s fans reacted:
— Life Goes ON BE (@ot7bliss_) November 19, 2020
— tanny⁷ (@_yeolfie_) November 19, 2020
— ᴮᴱVij⁷ ‧₊✜˚. (@softaelybangtan) November 19, 2020
— Ayushi | AWAE (@_ayushi_m) November 19, 2020
— lilmeowmeowᴮᴱ (@AnanyaGiridhar) November 19, 2020
— ᴮᴱKrystal~i~zation⁷⟭⟬ (@Tanya53615639) November 19, 2020
Some speculated that Prime Minister Modi was also a BTS fan of BTS and would bring the seven members to India for a concert.
for a sec I thought PM is an army , he is going to stream BE , and is also going to attend their concert so that he can bring them here for concert . I 💀💀😭
Clown forever 🤡 #PMModiAtBTS2020 pic.twitter.com/N99HCaNGBS
— ᴮᴱ🅷︎🅾︎🅱︎🅸︎⁷⟭⟬ ⟬⟭ 🎡❀ (@loves_Hamburger) November 19, 2020
— Misul⁷⟭⟬ (@ArthiSegaran) November 19, 2020
One Twitter user also hoped to see a BJP rally with BTS’ hit ‘Dynamite’ as the background music.
— Biraj Garg (@GargBiraj) November 19, 2020
And here are fans taking over the hashtag and promoting BTS.
— Prajukta𓅦 (@mr_jamless) November 19, 2020
— ᴮᴱRiya⁷ (@Riya_BTSARMY) November 19, 2020
— °𝓡𝓪𝓴𝓼𝓱𝓲⁷💜 (@happypuppyyy) November 19, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost India and has been updated.