BTS’ RM calls out articles for leaking details of his recent temple visit

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BTS RM has become the talk of the town with his latest solo album ‘Indigo’ which has topped the charts. Other than promoting his solo album on various platforms, Kim Namjoon has been keeping his fans updated on his whereabouts by sharing his special moments on social media platforms. Recently, the Septet leader and rapper visited the Hwaeomsa Temple in Mount Jirisan. The K-pop idol also made sure to share some photos on his Instagram handle. However, soon after RM’s visit, many articles were published everywhere on the internet that quoted the temple’s chief monk who had spent some time talking to the BTS member. According to the Korean media, he talked about his military enlistment and personal affairs to the monk. Unfortunately, the information got leaked on the internet.

What else was revealed?

The published articles on the internet also highlighted that RM has been donating 500 bags every year to the Good World Charity Bank. For the unversed, it is a children’s relief organization headed by Venerable Deokmun, the head of the Hwaeomsa Temple. It also talked about RM’s conversation with Deokmun about the Bangtan Boys’ military exemption expectations. The series of events did not go down well with the BTS leader who shared a screenshot of one of the articles on one of his Instagram stories. RM further called them out for the invasion of his privacy.

RM’s statement

Here is what RM wrote while taking to Instagram, “I was grateful for the time spent there, but didn’t expect an article about it… (sic).” He also wrote in Korean, “Next time I’ll make a quiet visit to a different temple.” Further reacting to the whole scenario, RM said, “#lowkeymustbelowkey.”

According to the Korean media, here is what RM told the monk, “We want to fulfill our duties to serve our country. Only then, can we talk about our rights. I will take the chance to become a grown-up.” The above conversation was regarding the BTS members’ mandatory military enlistment.

The monk reportedly said, “I hope that BTS keeps making music of love and spread the message of love and tolerance, and not become a musician who just comes and goes.”