BTS’s RM recently shared a fan edit on his Instagram, mentioning that his fellow artist eAeon had sent it to him. The video featured compiled scenes from the movie Decision to Leave with RM’s new song “Closer” playing in the background.
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🐨@/eaeon sent me this.. #Closer pic.twitter.com/374slUpzEn
— lyssy⁷ (@btsbaragi_jk) December 16, 2022
Before RM shared it, the edit had less than a thousand likes, which made ARMYs believe that eAeon is “that friend” of RM who updates him about their shenanigans on Twitter.
crying at joon airing out who the snitch is
— nessa ☽⁷ 💙 (@nessapjm) December 16, 2022
.@eaeon to joon about armytwt : “when the neighbor’s arguments sounds good asf 🤣” pic.twitter.com/QGxz07ewqe
— suba suga (@SUGARKlVE) December 16, 2022
But eAeon got wind of it soon and decided to clear his name. He quoted a Tweet that had tagged him on the fan edit and asked him to show it to RM. He reasoned that he found the video because of the tag, and RM wouldn’t snitch on his own informant like this!
I saw the edit via this tweet. If I were “that friend”, NJ wouldn’t have exposed the informant. 😂 https://t.co/ZV89anHgmZ
— 이이언 (@eaeon) December 17, 2022
His tweet sadly didn’t do much to ease ARMYs’ suspicion, as they jokingly pointed out his explanation sounded like “something an informant would say.” Others added that the fact he knows about the “that friend” reference itself is further proof that eAeon is “that friend.”
Sounds exactly like something “that friend” would say
— 💙 방탄소년단 아미 다큐멘터리 팀⁷ (아포방포) 💙 (@amidocumentary) December 17, 2022
MR. @eaeon HOW DEEP ARE YOU IN THE BORAHAE ARMY TOWN ?? HOW DO YOU KNOW ABOUT “THAT FRIEND” ?!??!? WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN ON HERE ?!?!?? pic.twitter.com/eyGoKphlBa
— nei⁷ 💙 indigo (@honeyjamnamjoon) December 17, 2022
Apart from these arguments, some fans also noticed that the singer-songwriter had replied to another ARMY’s Tweet after Indigo‘s release. The tweet had no mention of eAeon or RM, which inevitably points at how familiar the man is with the streets of ARMY town.
Now the ball is in eAeon’s court, and we’re hooked to see where this running joke will lead next!