If you’ve been seeing a surplus of tiny sevens when you log onto Twitter, it’s not an influx of numerology enthusiasts, but instead another way for the ardent BTS army to show their love for the popular K-pop boy band.
Like the purple emoji hearts that BTS superfans posted in comments and tweets online, small superscript sevens have popped up in Twitter usernames, bios and the tweets themselves of loyal BTS supporters.
The number seven is significant for BTS for both obvious and less well-known reasons; for one thing, the band is made up of seven members: RM, SUGA, V, Jungkook, Jimin, Jin, and J-Hope. Their upcoming album (which drops on Friday) is titled, Map of the Soul: 7, which can be interpreted as a nod to the number of people in the band and also to the number of years that they’ve been together, which is also seven.
However, RM also pointed out in an interview on the Zach Sang Show earlier this month that while the number seven not only references the people in the band and the time they’ve spent together, it also is a lucky number for them.
“Also, seven means very good luck, right?” he said. “Like jackpot.”
So maybe it should come as no surprise that BTS fans are eager to show support for the band by using tiny sevens as a sort of secret code online. See the best tiny sevens for BTS below.
the ⁷ a cultural staple now .. why everything bts do iconic
— HOBI DAY⁷ (@Iustintro) February 6, 2020
I⁷ hope⁷ we⁷ never⁷ stop⁷ using⁷ the⁷ 7⁷ after⁷ our⁷ names⁷. Bangtan⁷ is⁷ 7⁷ so⁷ that⁷ number⁷ should⁷ be⁷ celebrated⁷.@BTS_twt⁷
— 💜𝚂𝚊𝚛𝚊 𝚡 𝙷𝚘𝚙𝚎⁷💜 (@SaraxBTS7) February 12, 2020
— Soo Choi⁷💜2/21 (@choi_bts2) February 7, 2020
— Kane⁷ 💫 (slow) (@jiminkane) February 19, 2020
What we will do is that we will make the new record for MOTS:7 album and the title song ON through all the legal music streaming sites. Also the Kinetic Manifesto film, ‘Come Prima’ on YouTube like 100M views in 24hours. It will be 2/21 6PM KST. Let’s be ready. @BTS_twt
— Soo Choi⁷💜2/21 (@choi_bts2) February 18, 2020