A powerful 8-magnitude earthquake that struck northern Peru early on 26 May has seemingly managed to rattle not just the real world but social media as well, with fans of famous K-pop boy band Bangtan Boys, or BTS, scrambling to find out whether their favourite performers were okay in the aftermath of the disaster.
The fans’ worries were stirred by the fact that on 25 May, BTS were holding a concert in Brazil, apparently leading some social media users to wonder if the Peruvian earthquake tremors might've reach there.
BTS are fine?.— BRUNA (@Brunaitisdawn) 26 мая 2019 г.
A few moments ago, an earthquake and tremors have occurred in Peru.
And I read that it extended to Brasil, and I would like to know if they are well.
I am fine, and you are well? I'm from Peru and my name is brunet
@BTS_twt are you okay??— Nom0redream (@Nom0redream1) 26 мая 2019 г.
Here in Peru was so strong.
I live in Trujillo, in the coast. Gratefully my family are safe, but the people went out wearing their pyjamas, this made they feel scared:/
And in the jungle things were worst:(
Now i'm thinking about you:(
Some merely wished well to all the people affected by the earthquake, also mentioning BTS in their prayers.
how's our boys @BTS_twt— pukz (@pukz14) 26 мая 2019 г.
Be safe everyone
Pray for peru, brazil and other country struck by earthquake
i’m praying for all the countries that have been affected by the earthquake please stay safe everyone AND bts pls i hope they are all safe— ً (@lythjk) 26 мая 2019 г.
Earlier this week, another group of celebrities also were affected by the same kind of natural disaster in a different part of the world, when tremors caused by a 5.1-magnitude earthquake in eastern Japan reached the city of Tokyo were Russian figure skating stars Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva were taking part in a rehearsal of the Fantasy On Ice – 2019 show.
That incident, however, apparently did not alarm the skaters’ fans, with Medvedeva quickly assuaging any possible concerns via cheeky Instagram post.