6:43 pm - 09/25/2018

iKON's Junhoe apologises for IG post and comments to fans

iKON’s Junhoe has apologized for posting about a certain movie director and talking in a casual manner with fans.

On September 25, iKON’s Junhoe apologized on his Instagram, posting, “I’m sorry, he was an actor I liked, so I didn’t know of any other information. Because my fans are like my friends, I didn’t realize talking comfortably would become like this. I’m truly sorry. In the future, I’ll become a Junhoe that speaks carefully. I’m sorry for causing concerns.”

Prior to making his apology, Junhoe had posted an image of a gift given to him by Japanese movie director and comedian Kitano Takeshi on a now deleted Instagram post. In the photo, Kitano Takeshi had given him a package with a note that said, “For Junhoe. From Takeshi Kitano.”

A famous director in Japan, Kitano Takeshi had previously gained attention for allegedly making disparaging comments about Korea.

In response to Junhoe’s Instagram post, fans flooded his comments to inform him of the director’s reputation. When one fan asked him to delete his post, Junhoe responded, “Don’t tell me to do this or that~~ No.”

To another fan, Junhoe wrote, “I like him as an artist, so no. Whenever something happens, do I have to chicken out and delete everything?” In another comment, he added, “I also have emotions, so please respect that. There’s nothing wrong with me liking [him] as an artist.”

Sources: Naver (via Soompi), Junhoe's Instagram
lydzi 25th-Sep-2018 11:43 am (UTC)
Is it me or there's an increase in tension between Japan and Skorea nowadays ?

I don't know this band at all but is it that bad for him to talk casually to fans ? Aren't they happy about that ? ((+_+))
jyusou 25th-Sep-2018 11:56 am (UTC)
Same @ the Japan and S.Korea tensions. I thought their relations were making good progress with all the art/entertainment exchange but then things like this happens and it feels like another two steps back.

I think there’s nothing wrong with him talking casually to fans if he’s deliberated and made his choice, and honestly fans should appreciate it as artists are entitled to set stricter boundaries should they want to. Problem is he picked a sensitive subject matter that not even fans are gonna take it lol.
premonitioner 25th-Sep-2018 01:24 pm (UTC)
no more than usual, but the vocal minority will always be super fckn vocal about their perceived grievances against the other. Japan IS pissed off about the Koreas playing nice tho. I started a rant about all the complaints each country's nationalists have against the other, but then it got very capslocky and long. Nationalism is not about coherency or logic, so....
bubble_monkey9 25th-Sep-2018 05:04 pm (UTC)
the tension was always there. probably heightened in korea in recent years with the comfort women issues being brought to attention more publicly than before.
lydzi 25th-Sep-2018 05:05 pm (UTC)
Yay. I can understand this, Japan is really not looking good right now. If you can't handle your dirty past, you can't be trusted in the future. They better straight up their facts. I don't blame koreansto be upset on this.
bubble_monkey9 25th-Sep-2018 05:33 pm (UTC)
tbh I just stick my head out of these things. I can see where their anger is coming from given the way the Japanese government has handled their war crimes.
xoxoluv517 25th-Sep-2018 06:17 pm (UTC)
Well, Takeshi Kitano said some shady stuff about how korea took dokdo from japan and that china and korea tries to always provoke Japan to get more money (which was in his book) so I think it's justified.

He also didn't make it better by saying that he just likes him as an artist to a fan that tried to warn him and then saying he didn't know about it. Like boi, y'all were getting big.
goshipgurl 25th-Sep-2018 01:05 pm (UTC)
he didn't even say anything bad? jesus, that's why companies are so keen on controlling every aspect of their idols. how dare they show a tiny bit of personality.
premonitioner 25th-Sep-2018 01:35 pm (UTC)
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rainstormraider 25th-Sep-2018 02:25 pm (UTC)
I feel bad for Korean Idols.
921227 25th-Sep-2018 02:29 pm (UTC)
Those responses informally are a little much && i knew that big mouth was gonna get him in trouble someday

Edited at 2018-09-25 02:31 pm (UTC)
evilcoc0nut 25th-Sep-2018 02:47 pm (UTC)
Pfft fans remain trash
jillyjellly 25th-Sep-2018 03:42 pm (UTC)
jw is he one of the more popular members? i know nothing about ikon besides double B and this guy bc i always feel a bit uneasy whenever i see his face. he's still very handsome but for some reason i get this super irrational feeling that i might be scared of him irl...
molly_hime 25th-Sep-2018 06:13 pm (UTC)
Yes he’s probably the third most popular member, maybe fourth.
bubble_monkey9 25th-Sep-2018 05:35 pm (UTC)
beat takeshi is a homophobe who has ties to the yakuza. even if he wasn't a right winger, this is still not the hill you wanna die on @junhoe
petecarl 25th-Sep-2018 06:35 pm (UTC)
I know some idols speak informally with grit fans to feel closer to them, but they probably shouldn't smartmouth or lecture their fans.

I totally get why Korean fans are nervous that Junhoe was giving a platform to this guy.
mlmello 25th-Sep-2018 06:55 pm (UTC)
their fans were trying to warn him that what he posted could get him trouble and this is the way he replies? it's just so dumb and unnecessary drama to bring on yourself.
queenhinata 26th-Sep-2018 12:26 am (UTC)
lot of kor/jpn going on in K-pop this year...

the jpn guy seems like bad news and June's fans tried to help him out :x but knetz are pissed and June already has issued a second apology...
kaykaydelight 26th-Sep-2018 01:11 am (UTC)
He probably hates his fans after this and that time they were dragging him for partying with that actress.
daynr 26th-Sep-2018 04:30 am (UTC)
generally I'm not too supportive of nationalistic stuff interfering in cultural stutt (imagine that was coherent) but his tone in response to his fans sounds bratty and dismissive

or maybe I'm just done with trying to convince my liberal male friends that the shit going on American is a big deal to women, even in the 80s ....
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