BTS’s RM held a live stream in light of his birthday on September 12 and thanked fans for all the birthday wishes.
During this short live stream, he gave updates on the upcoming album, what books and shows he’s been watching lately, and even admitted he knew about the memes going around about him.
쩌 다 참구~ 회원님,,,
식단먹구 이써욥! 셀카 말고 식단을
— 세찌🍪🌱 (@3zziBear_bts) September 7, 2020
J-Hope: Trainer-nim! I’m holding my urges back and eating healthy!
RM: Member-nim, please send pictures of the food you’re eating, not your face.
Recently during an interview, RM wore a tight-fitting black shirt that accentuated his buff physique. This screenshot became a hot issue on social media platforms — eventually leading fans to start the “Trainer Series” (회원님 시리즈).
아니 쌤 저 이게.. 내려놓으세요^^
— 로미 (@Ro___Mi_) September 7, 2020
Jin: Wait, but this is…
RM: Member-nim, please put it down.
와써여 숨쉬기 말씀하시죠 pic.twitter.com/638h36CDSb
— 비나리⁷ (@bts_megu613) September 7, 2020
Bang Si Hyuk: I worked out at home!
RM: Member-nim, you mean your breathing exercises?
This became so popular that it even trended on Twitter and Big Hit Entertainment even used the series name in the hashtag for RM’s birthday post (#회원님생일축하많이해주실거죠).
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) September 11, 2020
In the live stream he mentioned that he found about the meme through a friend that told him about it. He clarified that it was because of his tight inner shirt that made it look like he had buff arms.
[속보] RM, '회원님 시리즈' 알고 있다
🐨 아 네, 회원님 시리즈는 저도 알아요 이번에 이렇게 나온거… 팔뚝 이따만케 나왔는데 그게 사실 제가 제 몸이 갑자기 두 배로 커져서 막 팔뚝이 이만해진게 아니구 마침 안에 입었던 이너티 사이즈가 조금 작았던 것 뿐입니다 pic.twitter.com/fKEyf6jXm6
— ⸙ (@minimoni_mo_) September 12, 2020
This meme even reached his health trainer, who made him work out even more in order to live up to the meme!
🗣남준씨 인터넷 보니까 난리 났던데요? 열심히 하셔야 겠던데?
🐨 아시잖아요 저 아무것도 없는거 ㅠ
🗣남준씨 열심히하셔야겠어요 오늘 두셋트 더 합시다.
— 김무원 (@jooniefighting) September 12, 2020
Trainer: Looks like you’re becoming a hot issue online? You’re going to have to work harder?
RM: Come on~ you know that I have nothing.
Trainer: You’re going to have to work harder. Let’s do two more sets today!
What’s hilarious is that while RM was busy clarifying the meme, fans were able to grab some more screenshots to use for the series!
저 new 회원님 짤 얻은거 같아요
아이구우 우리 회원니임히 ㅠㅜ~
드디어 이걸 하시다니 ㅠㅠ pic.twitter.com/XfZLARZVyU
— 달로 (@_dallo13) September 12, 2020
Did I just grab new trainer memes? “Aigoo member-nim! You finally made it!”
— Twitter @_dallo13