BTS member Jin recently took to social media to express his shock at the price of his new self-designed product line.
Earlier this week, HYBE launched BTS’s Artist-Made Collection, a collection of merchandise featuring designs created by each member of the group. According to the entertainment company’s announcement, each member would have a release date dedicated to their merchandising line.
The first merchandising collection to be launched was Jin’s, which included a set of ergonomic angel and demon patterned pillows and pajamas. The pillow sells for ₩69,000 (around £43), while the pajama sets sell for ₩119,000 (around £74) each.
ARTIST COLLECTION BY #BTS
Merchandise. Style Picture – Jin ver.
— HYBE MERCH (@HYBE_MERCH) January 1, 2022
After launching his own merchandise collection, Jin personally took to the Wevese community platform to express his surprise at the prices of the items. “I asked them to use a nice fabric for the pajamas… but even I was shocked at the price,” the singer wrote, translated by Koreaboo.
Fans also took to social media to share their reaction to the awards, inspirational memes and other posts that echoed Jin’s sentiment.
HYBE MERCH: Jin’s pajamas are $110
ARMED NOW: pic.twitter.com/qPYzEjbQqS
— BTS Quotes Archive⁷ (@btsqtsarchive) January 3, 2022
seokjin entering hybe HQ wearing his little devil pajamas so they know he is upset about the price
— 🍯 ⁷ ᴰ² (@kosmicyoon) January 3, 2022
BTS are currently on an extended hiatus for the first time since 2019 after their four sold-out headline shows at SoFi Stadium in LA and their appearance on the LA leg of iHeartRadio’s 2021 Jingle Ball Tour.
“The rest period will give the members of BTS… a chance to re-inspire and re-energize with creative energy,” Big Hit said when announcing the hiatus. “It will also be the first time for them since their debut [in 2013 where they will get] spend the holidays with their families.
Although no date has been given for the group’s return to work, their label has confirmed that they will soon be preparing scheduled concerts in Seoul, which will take place in March, as well as a new album.