BTS Praised By Fans For Speaking Fluent English on Stephen Colbert

BTS received praise from their fans on Tuesday night, after showcasing their "improved" English during a comedy skit on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The chart-topping K-pop band—consisting of Jungkook, Jin, J-Hope, Jimin, V, Suga and RM—have built a sizable fanbase in the English-speaking world since debuting in their native South Korea in 2013.

And on Tuesday, they combined promotional duties with comedic skills as they took part in a skit called "BTS Teaches Hand Gestures."

Kicking off the proceedings, RM explained: "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 gonna teach you the rest."

The singers then performed a series of hand gestures—ranging in levels of complexity—to symbolize such things as kidneys, long intestines, going for a run, and informing somebody that they have food on their face.

And while the stars raised the laughs, they also impressed their army of fans, who took to Twitter in droves to praise their standard of English.

.@BTS_twt gives an exclusive look at new hand gestures that all the cool kids are going to be using next. #BTSonLSSC

— A Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 26, 2021

"in all seriousness, that was a pretty long, all-english, comedic segment. it must have required so much practice and they did amazingly," wrote @lenikacruz@.

Responding to the tweet, @fatimafarha_ added: "So proud of them they have clearly been working hard on their English and they're doing very well."

"their english is so fluent now,' wrote @jeonsobvious on the micro-blogging platform. "they have been working so hard and i am so proud of them."

"Their English sounded so good," echoed @Love_taebear. "They have really improved."

Introducing the skit, Colbert, 57, lauded the K-pop collective for their huge influence, even jokingly crediting them for his choice of haircut.

Amid the series of hand gestures shared during the skit was one called "Late Night TV Host Stephen Colbert" (requiring two people—one to form the shape of a TV set while the other places a man inside it).

Colbert himself also appeared in the skit, which ended with the singers promoting their latest single, "Butter."

BTS, who will be among the stars appearing on HBO Max's Friends: The Reunion on Thursday, recently unveiled the video for their new single to great success.

A representative at YouTube previously confirmed to Newsweek that video broke the streaming platform's premiere record with over 3.9 million peak concurrent viewers.

The "Butter" video pulled 108.2 million viewers in the first 24 hours of its release.

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(L-R) In this screengrab released on March 14, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, Jungkook, V, Jimin, and RM of BTS perform onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards broadcast on March 14, 2021. The singers recently release their new single, "Butter." Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Recording Academy