Queer love in pop music made by men? We couldn’t believe it!
Fans are losing their minds speculating that Charlie Puth and Jungkook are playing fictional ex-boyfriends in the music video for their new collaboration “Left and Right.” This is Jungkook’s first-ever music video as a standalone artist, even though BTS hasn’t officially finished yet.
The song’s chorus reads, “Memories follow me left and right / I can feel you here, I can feel you here / You occupy every corner of my mind.” Well, in the video, it’s Jungkook – and Jungkook only – that Puth keeps seeing “left and right” in all sorts of unexpected places.
You can watch the full music video for “Left and Right” below.
Over the years, Jungkook has openly supported LGBTQ+ rights very consistently. So much so that the K-pop superstar has even gotten into trouble in some countries that still criminalize being queer.
While Jungkook has never defined or labeled his own sexuality, many LGBTQ+ people see him as, at the very least, an important ally for queer people in Korean pop music.
As expected, Twitter was set on fire by speculation that Puth and Jungkook would play queer lovers in the music video for “Left and Right.”
You can listen to “Left and Right” by Charlie Puth and Jungkook on Spotify or wherever you listen to music.
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