Here are 10+ genius fan theories about BTS‘s “Stay Gold” MV that connect clues, references, and more to uncover the video’s hidden meanings.
1. Fake Love: The Sequel
Stay Gold is the continuation of Fake Love??? pic.twitter.com/0UB6jUgxxM
— ate mj⁷💜🐳 (@monicaxgalaxy) June 26, 2020
Stay Gold MV is kind of the sequel of Fake Love from Love Yourself : Tear.
BTS mentioned that Stay Gold MV is about BTS come together to continue their journey to the Utopia.
In Euphoria lyrics, Jungkook also mentioned :
" When I'm with you I'm Utopia"
— 𖧵🐳💜⟭⟬⁷ (@FairyOfSeokjin_) June 26, 2020
2. Leaving Omelas
Okay hear me out here, they started in a basement like place… Links to spring day which had the omelas references… What if they went FROM the basement out of the city to form their own settlement? pic.twitter.com/gj5knXMTiQ
— Organic Laptop ⁷🌱 (@PengTingYoonji) June 26, 2020
3. Living in the unconscious
— Diana⁷⟭⟬ Theory Fan 💜 (@DlFrede) June 26, 2020
4. Jungkook’s prison
Not to get all theoried up but what if this was the place where jungkook was locked up in the ON MV, since we only see him running away from?!?! It’s just a theory… #StayGoldMV #StayGold_BTS pic.twitter.com/HFrC9nA0TU
— 𝑱 ⁷⟭⟬ (@JLuvsJungHoseok) June 26, 2020
5. The utopia that never was
in my own little theory, every time they sing the chorus part, a magical scene of them altogether is pictured. like it's an illusion. then they go back to their lonely selves. but at the end, theyre gathered in one place or utopia as it seems. #StayGoldMV pic.twitter.com/7dNzIyJUGq
— 남june⁷ (@Saint_Faul) June 26, 2020
6. The Little Match Boy
a theory : taehyung is the little match girl and everything that happens after in the mv is just a part of his imagination while he’s slowly dying pic.twitter.com/sncJM0u5OP
— ♥⁷ (@momophobic) June 26, 2020
7. Jungkook’s petals
i might be wrong, but remember the fake love mv where jungkook was holding those petals, and a door has opened for him?? so what if those petals came from the blooming tree in stay gold mv, and it helped him find the other members, and now they are together??
— dori⁷ (@mikro_kosmos_) June 26, 2020
8. ARMY’s love
— sage⁷ (@agustranda) June 26, 2020
9. Passing the torch, or should I say ball?
I have this crazy theory Stay Gold MV Thread: Jin always tried to save everyone in the past his subconscious but Tae shared that and now it’s Tae turn when Jin throws the ball light shines in #StayGoldMV pic.twitter.com/QPIljqb4mv
— Jessica Rose ²⁰¹³-⁷ (@JessicaJay95) June 26, 2020
10. What if…?
— 𝕿⁷ (@taejuceyo) June 26, 2020
11. It all makes sense now. I think…?
This house basically symbolizes the utopian world that SD was all about. Jin in FL was looking at the burnt house where JK found Yoongi. Yoongi is singing his lines in the same house in SG. The confetti represents 'ashes'. Yoongi set the house on fire (FL). #StayGoldMV pic.twitter.com/VRMhSDovR6
— 屁⁷ (@99puffs) June 26, 2020