Although there are those who pay no attention to the overly used middle finger, there are also those who take it as no laughing matter. Thus, it is not surprising that SHINee‘s Onew‘s recent appearance on a radio broadcast has sparked some criticism.
On the March 18th broadcast of ‘Younha’s Starry Night‘, Some of the SHINee members featured as guests to talk about their comeback and touch upon various subjects. Prior to the members’ introductions, their faces were not shown during this particular segment on camera, but netizens spotted someone giving his middle finger on screen. The color and print of the mystery man’s outfit later pointed the identity to Onew, raising eyebrows.
Netizens flocked to the comment boards and expressed their shock responding, “Since it is a radio broadcast that can be seen, it was careless of him to stick up the middle finger”, “Why is he doing that when he knows there is a camera?”, “I don’t know if it’s because Onew always had an innocent image, but I’m disappointed”, “Can it really be Onew?” and more.
However, there were others that came to his defense with comments like, “Isn’t he just joking around? He probably didn’t realize that could be seen”, “It seems like Onew was just playing around with his members”, “It might just be another sign that shows just how close he is with his members” and more.
As you know, this isn’t the first time that an idol star was criticized for giving the middle finger as of recently, as Jay Park previously received backlash for his Instagram picture.
1. [+403, -28] The image you see on TV is nothing to be trusted
2. [+335, -23] What the hell does he think he's doing?? Broadcast isn't a joke
3. [+320, -32] What's up with SM these days?
4. [+48, -17] Has this ba$tard lost his mind?
5. [+21, -8] Farewell~
6. [+42, -5] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ No way, doesn't he know that this radio's recorded?
7. [+20 -12] Bye
8. [+23, -13] How is it that every single SM kid's attitude is just... ㅋ
9. [+14, -3] Is he nuts?
10. [+52, -10] Such a disappointment... ㅜㅜㅜ I really didn't see him like this... Didn't you say that you hate girls that swear ㅜㅜ What's wrong with you?
11. [+34, -85] I like Onew... why did he have to do this. Wasn't he on Radio Star saying that he hates girls who swear? I hope he hurries up and apologizes
12. [+14, -9] Where are all his stupid fangirls, why aren't they shielding this?
13. [+13, -9] Is the middle finger towards Younha?
Happens around ~0:47
Source: AllKpop, NetizenBuzz, onsoo lee
As hilarious as I find this, it was pretty dumb of him to do this during a recording.