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John Cena becomes new BTS Army leader after Corden appearance

Published: 16/Jan/2020 22:11

by Scott Robertson


Professional wrestler and Hollywood actor John Cena has taken command Korean pop group BTS’s legion of fans, known as the BTS Army, after appearing on  James Corden’s late-night show to talk about his love for the K-pop boy band.

You can’t see him, but that doesn’t stop John Cena from being a proud member of the BTS Army. As one of the most widely recognized figures to come out of professional wrestling since The Rock, Cena has made great strides in Hollywood over the past few years.

In between numerous movies and holding the record for most Make-A-Wish appearances, he’s also taken time to  become a fan of the iconic K-pop group BTS.

BTS kpop group accepting award.
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BTS is one of the most widely-recognized K-pop groups in the world.

While appearing on an episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden alongside actress January Jones, Cena was shown a picture that Jones took with BTS backstage at one of their concerts, prompting genuine jealousy and excitement from the wrestler.

Jones, however, revealed that she wasn’t a fan and didn’t even know who they were, claiming that she’d asked for a picture because “they had like 9 million security guards.” Many viewers captured Cena’s shocked and confused expression and shared it on Twitter.

Jones went on to say that after posting it to Instagram, she received a lot of comments from fans saying, “hands off, lady.” But Cena said that Jones was “so lucky” to get a picture with them, and joked that he’d even, “tried out to be their bodyguard.”

Corden pressed him to give a legitimate explanation on why he “loved” BTS, and the former WWE champion gave a thoughtful response on why he’s so fond of the group.

“They were the first Korean pop band to actually connect everybody throughout the world,” Cena said. “I began to listen to their music and listen to the message they sent to their fans, and it’s one of self-love and self-reflection and being confident in yourself, even though you may be different.”

Cena’s comments begin at 1:28.

“So not only is the choreography and the development of personalities and the entertainment they put on spectacular,” he continued, “young people are listening to their music, and they’re sending a good message through their music.”

After a resounding round of applause, Cena revealed that as an old-school rapper (a reference to one of his first gimmicks in professional wrestling), he connected with RM and J-Hope as his favorites. Several fans of the group praised Cena’s explanation on social media.

So far, a collaboration between BTS and Cena has not yet been announced, but fans of both are hoping for the Doctor of Thuganomics to appear on a track on a future album.


LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton


Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.