BTS mentioned in Thriller 40 doc; fans proudly call them 'legends.'
BTS mentioned in Thriller 40 doc; fans proudly call them 'legends.'

BTS mentioned in Thriller 40 doc; fans proudly call them ‘legends.’

BTS’ Dynamite is featured in Michael Jackson’s Thriller 40 documentary, highlighting the enduring influence of the music legend on the industry.

BTS secures a spot in the highly awaited Thriller 40 documentary, released on the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s iconic album. The film explores Jackson’s timeless influence on emerging artists like BTS and the flourishing K-pop scene, with sneak peeks now circulating online.

BTS was featured in the Michael Jackson documentary.

The documentary draws a parallel between Michael Jackson’s choreography and BTS, showcasing the K-pop group’s music video Dynamite. In a tribute to Jackson’s legacy, the segment notes, “Every move they make is pure Michael Jackson,” emphasizing how the legend’s influence has permeated into the realm of K-pop.

Fan responses

BTS fans dubbed the BTS ARMY, expressed their pride in the seven members in response to the mention. One of them commented on a post on X, BTS doing big things.

That’s some exciting news, another said. Someone said Legends x Legends. I wish Michael and the BTS members could have met, said another. I can’t even imagine the creativity that could have resulted from that.

Michael Jackson passed away in 2009 from a drug-induced cardiac arrest. He was 50 years old when he died at his home in Los Angeles.


BTS’s members are RM, Jungkook, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jk. The group is currently on hiatus to focus on their careers. During this time, they all made their solo debuts. Jungkook, the group’s youngest member, was the last to release a solo album last month.

Jin, J-Hope, and Suga are currently enlisted in the military to fulfill their national service obligations. According to the group’s agency, others have begun the process of enlisting. According to reports, V and RM will report for duty on December 11th, followed by Jimin and Jungkook on December 12th, 2023.

Addressing enlistment plans, their agency previously stated, We ask for your lasting support until RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook complete military service and return in good health. Our steadfast backing and love for our artists will endure unwaveringly.


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