Lookouts BTS birthday shoutout goes viral

Lookouts BTS birthday shoutout goes viral

February 19th, 2019 by Barry Courter in Breaking News

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story misspelled the name of The Bangtan Boys.

The Chattanooga Lookouts are big fans of South Korean boy band BTS and now the world knows it.

The Chattanooga Lookouts are big fans of South...

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Apparently, the Chattanooga Lookouts are big fans of South Korean boy band BTS and now the world knows it.

The Bangtan Boys as they are sometimes known came to the attention of the local minor league Cincinnati Reds affiliate last summer thanks to Sassy, the afternoon drive DJ at Kiss 103.7 The team started playing their music at games and on Friday posted a Happy Birthday wish to J-Hope, one of the seven band members, and it went viral around the world.

To date, the image has been retweeted nearly 22,000 times and liked 64,000 times with more than 1 million impressions. It has been shared in the United Kingdom, Qatar and Korea.

Fans of BTS, which is an acronym for Beyond the Scene, are known for buying billboards to celebrate band member birthdays.

The group was formed in 2013 and has released albums including "Dark & Wild," "The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2" and "The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever."