When Raya meets K-pop: Fans photo-edits BTS in ‘Baju Melayu,’ festive selfies

BTS ARMY Photoshopped the 7 members (top from left: Jungkook, RM, J-hope and bottom from left: SUGA, V, Jimin, Jin) to look like they’re wearing baju Melayu. Photo: Twitter / @berjimin
BTS ARMY Photoshopped the 7 members (top from left: Jungkook, RM, J-hope and bottom from left: SUGA, V, Jimin, Jin) to look like they’re wearing baju Melayu. Photo: Twitter / @berjimin

In a world where Raya meets K-Pop, the Malaysian ARMY – aka BTS fans – celebrated Eid by showing love for their idols on Twitter with the hashtags #RayaWithBangtan and #BringTheEidON, which garnered more than a thousand mentions on the first day of Hari Raya. 

Using the hashtags, fans posted obligatory Raya selfies, well-wishes, artwork, and even photo-edited BTS members RM, Jin, SUGA, J-hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, in Malay traditional attire, or Baju Melayu. The online trend began as early as May 18 when Twitter user @Berjimin posted such images with the hashtag #RayaWithBangtan. Her Twitter thread has since garnered nearly 500 retweets and more than a thousand likes. Others have since flooded the social media platform with their own iterations. 

Twitter user @Haeynimm Photoshopped illustration of BTS members holding duit raya packets. Photo: Twitter @Haeynimm
Twitter user @Haeynimm Photoshopped illustration of BTS members holding duit raya packets. Photo: Twitter @Haeynimm
Twitter user @mardibrighthere created a raya card featuring BTS member Jimin and herself. “SHRMZDB FORM ME AND MY HUSBAND,” she tweeted.  Photo: Twitter @mardibrighthere
Twitter user @mardibrighthere created a raya card featuring BTS member Jimin and herself. “SHRMZDB FORM ME AND MY HUSBAND,” she tweeted.  Photo: Twitter @mardibrighthere
Twitter user @hajirajalil illustrated BTS members RM and Jungkook in raya attire. Photo: Twitter @hajirajalil
Twitter user @hajirajalil illustrated BTS members RM and Jungkook in raya attire. Photo: Twitter @hajirajalil

The 7-Eleven convenience stores in Malaysia are also jumping on the BTS bandwagon with the launch of bottled coffees printed with images of the K-pop group’s members. This got some fans even more excited. 

“BTS DAH MASUK 7E. RM 11.90 SAHAJA!!! (BTS is available in 7E. Only for MYR 11.90!!!)” Twitter user @Qianxing_  said. Her post has garnered 6.4K retweets and 9.3k likes as of today.

The coffee cups are only available in Peninsular Malaysia.

BTS coffee cups from 7-Eleven featuring members J-hope and V. Photo: Coconuts KL 
BTS coffee cups from 7-Eleven featuring members J-hope and V. Photo: Coconuts KL

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