BTS is known and loved for many things: their heartfelt music, their lovable personality, their fashion sense and most especially, the things they stand for—one of which is challenging gender norms whether it's through their outfits, their lyrics or their own messages.
One member, in particular, Jimin has gained the attention of many for his notable gender-neutral fashion choices. He made buzz when he wore a skirt in one of the group’s promotional posters for Butter and continued the conversation on masculinity that the group has already been open about. To his fans, however, Jimin has always been a member who constantly challenges gender norms, embracing the masculine, feminine and androgynous on and off stage.
In celebration of the vocalist and dancer’s birthday on October 13, we break down five moments where he broke gender norms.
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1. The skirt that wowed the world
To BTS fans, Jimin in a skirt is no shock but to newer fans or those who are just casually listening to the group, it caused quite a stir. The skirt, or kilt, in question is a Celine piece he wore during the promotional photos for Butter. Jimin is known for wearing Celine outfits on many other occasions.
Certainly wearing a kilt is not new but for a leading pop idol from South Korea? It sends a strong message to wear what they want regardless of gender.