BTS star J-Hope avoids eye contact: It did happen, and we’re just as startled by it! If you’re wondering why all the fuss, it’s because IU and J-Hope finally collaborated on one frame, which produced nearly an hour of goodness.
The musician visited IU’s Palette to promote his latest album, Jack in the Box and spoke with the musician about everything under the sun. They even discussed IU’s exclusion from his pre-listening party, which is true if you’re asking why it’s because J-Hope didn’t know how to contact her.
While their small talk certainly had us smiling from ear to ear, what got our attention was when IU said that J-Hope avoided eye contact with her. The world-famous performer, who inspires millions to dance, struggled to overcome his fears in front of IU, which is the cutest thing ever.
IU couldn’t help but notice how J-eyes Hope’s were shaking when they met each other’s gaze as they gave a moving performance of the song Equal Sign. The rapper from BTS said, “My eyes tremble so badly whenever our eyes contact. My eyes are giving me the willies.”
BTS enjoys making fun of one another, especially when most members can empathize. Suga struggles with eye contact, Jin, Jimin, and Jungkook confessed in Episode 6 of BTS’s new documentary series Break The Silence.
Jin brought up the idea of wanting to share a BFF moment on stage as J-Hope and Jungkook did in “Boy With Luv” for the first time. The BTS member revealed that when he attempted to do something similar with Suga, it didn’t go as planned because the “Daechwita” rapper wouldn’t even look at him. The boys laughed out loud at this revelation.
You kept trying to avoid my eyes, so I was attempting to squint like this, IU teased J-Hope, joking about the same. There you go, ARMY, that’s all! If J-Hope wasn’t already lovely enough, his endearing response to a fleeting eye contact demonstrates what a giant softie he is.
The rapper may have had fans gushing over his antics in the video, but he also made sure the ARMY was gasping for air in Chicago with his hotter-than-heck avatar. We’re excited to see what the K-pop superstar has in store for us this time around as the headlining act at Lollapalooza 2022.