The K-pop industry is harsh on singers for their looks whether they be male or female.
Social media users in his home country have been critical of his weight gain.
Netizens who posted on South Korean web portal Nate on August 12, criticised Suga, whose real name is Min Yoongi for “not looking like an idol”.
BTS fans, known collectively as the ARMY defended him by trending “YoongiWeLoveYou” worldwide on Twitter to combat the hate being directed at the 26-year-old.
— please respect bts during their break ✌︎ (@lil_bangtan) August 13, 2019
His fans defended him from criticism and called on keyboards to stop being judgemental over the Boy With Luv rapper’s appearance.
To all humans who dare call Yoongi fat just because he is being healthy, leave bc you don’t deserve to see him happy and thriving,just because you are sad with your life does not give you the right to tear other's down #YoongiYouArePerfect #YoongiWeLoveYou pic.twitter.com/hqqzTEyMdI
— Isabella with luv (@Bbyboyjinnie) August 14, 2019
Fans also gushed over the star’s chubby cheeks, with one Twitter user saying it was a sign that the band members were “eating well”.
— lovechimchim (@smartingi96) August 15, 2019
It makes me soooooo giddy so see that he had gained weight because it literally means they are eating well and on top of that he is more cuter then before like wtf ……chubby BTS are SUPERIOR ??…HE LOOKS SOOOOO FREAKING CUTE I CAN'T ?#YoongiWeLoveYou #YoongiYouArePerfect
— Tanusha(तनुषा) (@Tanusha76727144) August 15, 2019
The BTS members are currently on their first vacation since debuting in 2013 with the song No More Dream.