A phrase used by kpop stans when their faves are targeted for doing something problematic so they try to point out something that namjoon did years ago (that he apologized and learned from). It's a way for them to try and cover up what their oppars have done and to feel better about themselves.
It was referenced by Namjoon in "MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA trailer mv" when he said, "The three syllables of my name and the word 'but' that should become before any of those," showing how petty some kpop stans can be and that he knows everything they say.
"You heard that *insert random kpop idol* said some pretty racist and sexist stuff recently right?"
"Yeah, but Namjoon did *insert something he did 6 years ago* so it's not that bad-"
"Please dear god shut up"
by Left Namtiddy March 28, 2019
Get the But Namjoon mug.
“But Namjoon” is a phrase that K-pop community uses when one of their faves do something problematic and they want to redirect the attention to Kim Namjoon, rapper and leader of BTS, and to justify their faves actions.
Kim Namjoon once upon a time did some problematic things but sincerely apologized and educated himself. He is completely innocent now but K-pop community still brings him up at their convenience.
Person A: your oppa should be called out, he said the N word.
Person B: But Namjoon… you forget about him?

Or

Person A: He should apologize

Person B: You stan Namjoon (this is another form of But Namjoon)
by Colonized Peach October 23, 2017
Get the But Namjoon mug.
But Namjoon is a tactic used by kpop fans whenever their favorite kpop group does something problematic. So to take the attention away from their favorite they bring up old problematic things that Kim Namjoon has done and apologized for.
Person1: Omg he's wearing dreads

Person2: But Namjoon had them also.
by yallignorant38 May 24, 2018
Get the But Namjoon mug.
A phrase or a card used by kpop stans when their faves are in trouble. Namjoon did pretty shitty stuff a couple of years ago, but owned up to his mistakes after. A lot of kpop stans use this against army when army tries to call out their faves. But Namjoon doesn't work since Namjoon owned up to his mistakes and has constantly said he regrets his past. This card is stupid, since he has changed and your faves keep on doing the same problematic thing over and over again. If kpoppies' fav is in trouble, they automatically bring Namjoon up out of no where to defend their faves. They don't call out their own faves, instead waste their time trying to cancel Namjoon for something he did years ago. And that something, he did apologize for and there's even examples where he owned up to those mistakes.
Kpop idol: Does problematic shit

Person #1: Oh shit, that was so wrong of the-

Person #2: Shut the fuck up, my fave did some problematic shit but NAMJOON CAME OUT HERE SAYING THE N WORD BEING COLORIST AND HES JUST SO MISOGYNISTIC, ALSO HIS HAIR!! THAT PIECE OF SH-

Person #1: First off, calm the hell down. Second of all, Namjoon repeatedly said he regrets his past, apologizes for his mistakes, and to show that he grew he literally changed the lyrics of Fake Love so "niga" and "naega" wouldn't be considered to be the n word in the United States. Also, Namjoon worries a lot when writing lyrics, he said himself he reads a lot of newspapers and books to study social phenomena, and even got advice from a professor of women's studies. Also he just hated his hair, not gonna lie, the hairstyle choices he made was terrible,, but he expressed in a livestream where he regrets it. Namjoon did pretty shitty stuff, but at least he can own up to his mistakes, unlike YOUR fave who is doing the same mistake over and over again.

Person #2: ... BUT NAMJOON-
by taehyungsflipflop September 7, 2020
Get the But Namjoon mug.
But Namjoon is a tactic used by kpop fans whenever their favorite kpop group does something problematic. So to take the attention away from their favorite they bring up old problematic things that Kim Namjoon has done and apologized for. HOWEVER, in the recent comeback trailer for BTS’ MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA, Namjoon himself referred to this phrase and reclaimed the “But Namjoon” tag
1. A: Omg idol X did something nasty he should be called out!
B: But Namjoon did that too...
2. Namjoon (MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA comeback trailer lyrics): The three syllables of my name and the word “but” that should come before any of those.
by Who_the_hell_are_you March 27, 2019
Get the But Namjoon mug.
the act of living as kim Namjoon. this includes taking walks through parks, admiring nature, hanging out with crabs, and having fun with friends.
What is 𝑵𝒂𝒎𝒋𝒐𝒐𝒏 doing during the hiatus? Oh, he's Namjooning.
by Tori Bazzi August 13, 2019
Get the namjooning mug.
feeding your mind and soul by doing the things you love
he is namjooning all day on his bike around the park
by ktrn August 21, 2019
Get the namjooning mug.