Watch BTS Reveal Their Secret Hand Gestures and Make Us Melt With the Adorable "Butter" Moment

BTS visited The Late Show, where the members taught Stephen Colbert about the complicated hand gestures they use to send secret messages.

By Ryan Gajewski May 26, 2021 8:24 AMTags
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BTS is known for its clever lyrics, but the wildly popular group apparently also sends subliminal messages as well.

During their visit to The Late Show on Tuesday, May 25, the musicians revealed that their famous finger hearts are not the only hand gestures they use to communicate with fans. All seven members—Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook—participated in the segment, following an introduction from host Stephen Colbert

RM kicked off the video by saying, "Hi, this is RM from BTS. A few years ago, we helped popularize finger hearts, a symbol that means love and affection. But that's only one of many popular gestures we use, and tonight, me and the boys of BTS are going to teach you the rest."

Each of the seven guys displayed a creative use of their fingers, including V, who clearly had food on the brain.

"This is a V, which is for my name, V, but it also means 'peace,'" he explained by holding up a peace sign. "Or even better, if you add a finger, 'piece of pizza.' Looks delicious, but remember, do not eat your fingers."

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RM finished up the bit by spreading two fingers from his right hand onto the palm of his left hand, which represented a piece of toast. 

"And finally, this gesture is one of my favorites," he said. "It means our new single 'Butter' is available now on streaming platforms and in stores everywhere." He then added in a warning to the host, "Do not eat your fingers, Stephen." 

This has been a busy time for BTS, who won four prizes at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 23. The guys also gave their debut live performance of "Butter" during the ceremony.

Watch the wacky clip in the above video.