Suga from BTS: All the memes about the holographic singer
When BTS performed at the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) on December 6th, one of the band members was not like the others. Suga joined the other six bandmates as a hologram during their performance of “Life Goes On”. He wasn’t able to be there in person since he’s recovering from a shoulder surgery due to a previous injury.
Suga showed up through a portal – it wasn’t a real portal, but the volumetric display technology really made it seem like one. Suga was recorded prior to the awards and then a 3D avatar was built from the recording.
The band’s record label, Big Hit Entertainment, announced in November Suga wouldn’t be participating in a lot of events promoting the new BTS album BE. However, the setback isn’t stopping him from being part of the excitement. BTS won four of the biggest MAMA titles this year, including Artist Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Album Of The Year, and Worldwide Icon Of The Year.
BTS always delivers the most powerful performances. Even before Suga’s hologram entered the stage, the band looked & sounded wonderful. Without a hologram, fans no doubt would have still been flocking to Twitter to talk about the performance.
But a ton of tweets about BTS’s MAMA performances were referencing Suga’s hologram. Memes about Suga’s hologram were all over Twitter the night he unexpectedly made a virtual appearance. A lot of the memes referred to Suga as Yoongi, which is his real name.
Suga's hologram enters
Me :#MAMA2020 #MAMAxBTS pic.twitter.com/zurSq7Btpk
— Stewwbbiidd (@stewwbbiidd) December 6, 2020
Shook by Suga
BTS fans were already enamored by the other six bandmates on the stage. When Suga walked through the portal and joined in the song, they went even more wild. This tweet of someone covering their mouth while looking at a laptop is probably how a lot of fans reacted.
yoongi and yoongi’s hologram when they pass each other at bighit pic.twitter.com/tkEeM1tWRp
— 💘 Cameron Philip ⁷ 𖧵 💘 (@CAM3R0NPH1L1P) December 6, 2020
Two Sugas, please
Thinking two Sugas could be walking around and interacting with each other is too funny. One of them is the hologram Suga and one of them is the real Suga. This tweet brings that idea to life with the iconic “Spiderman pointing at Spiderman” meme.
Yoongi hologram messed me up 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/FxjRXiFfJ2
— Grammy Nominee Bts Stan⁷ (@chartbulliesbts) December 6, 2020
Life changed by a hologram
Fans can get emotional when their favorite celebrity does something out of the ordinary. The Suga hologram did that for a lot of fans and this tweet encapsulates that astonished feeling.
armys if we have to see hologram/vocaloid yoongi again pic.twitter.com/k31wmOBGxk
— ᴮᴱ ley ❂ ⁷ (@GEMJIMS) December 7, 2020
When will the real Yoongi come back?
The Suga hologram was exciting for fans to see, but they’re also ready for the real Suga to return. One fan edited the singer into this clip from Spongebob where Plankton eats a hologram.
yoongi and hatsune miku throwing down for the title of best hologram performer pic.twitter.com/lcApZINdhN
— merry little swag machine (@thrillakillaszn) December 6, 2020
Who is the better hologram?
Suga isn’t the first singer to perform as a hologram. Hatsune Miku is a vocaloid performer, meaning she exists as a cartoon hologram. This meme jokes about Suga and Hatsune Miku fighting over which one of them is the best hologram performer.
yoongi, telling the hologram people to make him taller: now, reality can be whatever i want https://t.co/PB0UFgc5aN
— jk nose eater⁷🧋 (@dalgonakoo) December 6, 2020
Wait, Suga isn’t that tall
Some fans were tweeting about how the hologram Suga looked taller than the real Suga. This tweet jokes about his disproportionate height using a quote from Avengers’s Thanos.
MY HEART WASNT READY, IT STILL NOT READY, AND WILL NEVER BE READY FOR THIS. OMG BH HOW COULD YOU MADE THE HOLOGRAM SO REAL I JUST CANT. WHY THEY GOTTA TURNED ME INTO A CRYING MESS I MISS YOONGI SO MUCH AND THEN *POOF* HE SHOWED UP 😭💜 pic.twitter.com/Kkab5mwxBx
— 룰리 (@RullyDewi_) December 7, 2020
Why must you hurt me?
Some BTS fans just can’t handle it when BTS pulls off something like this. They were so shook at how real the hologram looked. First, they were upset about missing Suga, but then the hologram really sent them into emotional overload. This tweet is a good example of how a lot of fans felt about Suga’s hologram.
pls if this wasn’t army seeing hologram yoongi
— ًree⁷ ✰!! follow limit (@VANTEMETAL) December 6, 2020
Make sure you get this on video
During Suga’s holographic performance, fans were tweeting about it live, taking videos and photos for social media, and getting excited in the process. This tweet really summarizes this reaction from fans.
When the Yoongi hologram showed up I BROKE DOWN! I actually started bawling! I miss Yoongi so much! I hope you get better soon Yoongi! pic.twitter.com/yPg52bWkcm
— ArmyForever⟭⟬⁷ (@Zainab54093101) December 6, 2020
Get well soon, Suga
Although fans wanted to see all seven performers live on the stage, they understood Suga needed to rest & heal from surgery. Many fans wished him the best through his recovery while still sharing their fangirl memes.