A news station has to continually clarify that it is in no way associated with BTS‘s V…
THV11 is not another name for BTS member V. It is actually a news station in Little Rock, Arkansas.
THV11’s official Twitter account has been around since 2008 before BTS even debuted. Yet, recently the account kept getting mixed up with BTS’s V.
Reportedly, THV11 has been receiving comments on their posts and direct messages for V as if netizens believe the idol to be the account owner.
So, the day after V celebrated his birthday on December 30, THV11 tweeted a clarification. The news station emphasized that it is, in fact, “not Kim Tae-hyung (V of BTS)” while also thanking everyone for birthday wishes.
As we head into 2022 we want to remind K-pop fans that we are not Kim Tae-hyung (V of BTS), but thank you for all the birthday wishes yesterday.
— THV11 (@THV11) December 31, 2021
Of course, ARMYs raised their eyebrows in suspicion.
that’s exactly someone who’s trying to hide their identity would say
— zumi (@arlertkun) February 8, 2022
Most of the comments under THV11’s post said it sounded like something V himself would say…
thats what kim taehyung would say pic.twitter.com/crmmw5WwQS
— c⁷ HAPPY HOBI DAY (@mikey_styles) February 8, 2022
Others simply continued to wish V a “Happy birthday!”
— PurpleHearts_V OST💜¹¹⁸ (@PinkAmethyst15) February 8, 2022
Well let me say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY THV11 🎉🎂🎉 pic.twitter.com/blQ2D4Lp71
— 산드라 Purple Army 💜⁷ (@__bts_inmyheart) February 9, 2022
A few days later, THV11 even had to address the confusion again. This time, they tweeted that it’s “not a joke” and reported that they have been receiving messages from netizens who believe they are messaging V.
This was not a joke tweet, this is for real. We keep getting messages from people thinking we are Kim Tae-hyung.
We are not, we are a news station! https://t.co/PsqeaMVQEU
— THV11 (@THV11) February 7, 2022
Of course, that tweet went even more viral than the first. While the original THV11 tweet got around 4K likes, this one got 24.3K! With a hit tweet on their hands, they commented a self-promo in more ways than one. They told everyone to subscribe to the THV11 YouTube channel, download the app, and also “stream BTS!”
While you’re here, if you care about Arkansas related news make sure to subscribe to our YouTube and download our Roku app! Also stream BTS 🙃https://t.co/YByBIhMOdG
— THV11 (@THV11) February 8, 2022
With the promo at the end especially, ARMYs were suspicious now more than ever…
Are you sure …… you’re not Kim Taehyung pretending to be not Kim Taehyung??? 🧐👀🤔
— MerciMe88 (@MerciLim) February 8, 2022
I dont think i can trust u. “You” literally did this yesterday🤔 pic.twitter.com/MIUt2Quojm
— Nancy⁷❥ •᷄ʚ•᷅ (@N11nyNancy) February 8, 2022
Others said THV11 would have “better luck changing their station ID.”
I think they will have better luck changing their station ID pic.twitter.com/86qJVu1ruy
— Debbie (@dssissons) February 8, 2022
Of course, the reason for all the confusion with THV11 is that their Twitter handle looks very similar to V’s Instagram handle. The only difference is that V’s is “thv” in all lowercase and has no “11” at the end.
Whether the confusion is legit or not, ARMYs can’t deny amusement of the whole situation.
— you’re my penicillium⁷ | get well soon tete 💜 (@jar_of_kookies) February 9, 2022
So, despite THV11’s many clarifications and disclaimers, ARMYs continued to clown the “news station.”
THV11 even ended up on the iconic Keep Strugglin Twitter account for all those who struggle in the world of K-Pop.
huh?? 😭 pic.twitter.com/hYcx7IK2a3
— keep strugglin⁷ (@keepstrugglin_) February 8, 2022
Thankfully THV11’s social media manager has a sense of humor too. They’re enjoying the jokes as much as ARMYs are!
On one hand, what have we done…
But on the other, we're having a blast reading all the comments
— THV11 (@THV11) February 8, 2022