BTS' Historic 'Saturday Night Live' Performance: See the Social Media Reactions
Expectations were high, and the group absolutely slayed it with the first televised performance of their newly-released single “Boy With Luv,” out on Friday (April 12), and revisiting their 2017 release “Mic Drop.” As a result, the hashtag “BTSxSNL” trended in the top spot worldwide on Twitter for numerous hours from the top of the performance through early Sunday morning (April 14).
A major moment for Korean representation on U.S. television, the night’s audience reacted to BTS’ appearance on SNL with enthusiasm, as both new and old fans alike -- plus some famous fans -- shared how they were blown away by the group’s performances of “Boy With Luv” and “Mic Drop.”
Take a look at a few of the responses below.
So happy and super proud ------ The fact that they all smiley and carefree doing the performance ------ Thank you BTS for always giving us the best performance borahae ---- #BTSxSNL pic.twitter.com/SGog9tkELz— BTS SOFA GANGS (@BTSSofaGang) April 14, 2019
Sorry to my neighbours. I just screamed during BTS’s entire SNL performance they were sooooooooo fucking good.— Elaine L. (@LaineyGossip) April 14, 2019
I’ve never heard BTS before and seeing them on #SNL...I can’t...look...away...so...talented— Sebastian Posey (@SebastianPosey) April 14, 2019
me for the entire first half of Mic Drop: do the dance break do the dance break i s2g if you cut the dance break i will lose it— Kate Halliwell (@katehalliwell) April 14, 2019
anyway thank god they did the dance break pic.twitter.com/MEhHB0fAvo
It's so wild to see kpop growing from something we downloaded on Soribada with titles like "Ç¥ÁØ »ý¼ºÀÚÀÔ´Ï´Ù.mp3" (because American computers couldn't handle Korean characters back then) to something I can find at Coachella or on Saturday Night Live.— Tony Choi -- (@tonykchoi) April 14, 2019
shoutout to all the korean moms sending pictures of their tv on kakaotalk pic.twitter.com/x7ZjJ8u7c1— Joon Lee (@joonlee) April 14, 2019
To the new ARMYs:— BTS_ArmyHelpCentre (@BTS_AHC) April 14, 2019
You just gained millions of shoulders to cry on. Millions of ears to listen to you. Millions of arms to hug you. Millions of hearts to love you. Welcome to the BTSARMY Family! We purple you! ----
Rt to spread the love ~ --#BTSxSNL#BoyWithLuv@BTS_twt
watching this over & over and I believe BTS are perfectionists.... they gave 10000000% of their energy today! I really respect them for their dedication and hard work #BTSxSNL #SNL pic.twitter.com/wyWbl9kZQc— dalia (@serendipityv_) April 14, 2019