Charlie Puth took to Twitter on Sunday, July 5, to make a plea to BTS fans to end what he called a “dangerous, toxic internet screaming match between ‘fandoms.'”
It all stemmed from BTS ARMY spamming several of his TikTok posts with comments teasing the singer with remarks including “Remember when you used Jungkook for clout?"
"I don’t usually pay any mind to things like this, but something has to be said," he shared. "This dangerous, toxic, internet screaming match between ‘fandoms’ has to stop. I’m 28 years old, so it doesn’t really mean anything to me when some person I don’t know writes a nasty message to me saying things like ‘I used BTS for clout.’ I don’t know what that means — I love those guys and they are super talented."
Puth has performed with BTS before, sharing a duet of “We Don’t Talk Anymore” with Jungkook at the MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards in 2018.
“What I do know is that 10 years ago, language like this directed towards me would’ve affected me deeply in a very negative way," he continued on Twitter. "And I’m thinking about all the other younger kids on twitter seeing stuff like this on a daily basis. It may sound cliche, but please be nicer to each other on here. No more screaming about made up nonsense. It does nobody any good. We all need to love each other MORE THAN EVER RIGHT NOW.“
Some BTS fans were quick to come to his aid, apologizing for fellow BTS ARMY members' behavior.