Recently, on January 7th, VERIVERY members Minchan, Hoyoung and Kangmin took to the popular streaming platform, V Live, to chat with their fans, VERRER.
During the live broadcast, however, Minchan drew attention to his comments when discussing his time in college, especially when talking about a female celebrity.
VERIVERY Min-Chan, who laughs at a classmate female celebrity pic.twitter.com/5rNMcOqHDN
— 🐩 (@all_minchan) January 7, 2022
Minchan began by explaining that in college he had a classmate who was a celebrity and transferred to his school.
“During my third year of college, there was this celebrity who transferred to our school”, Minchan said.
Hearing this, Member Hoyoung asked if she was still a celebrity to this day, which Minchan says he’s not sure.
Kangmin went on to talk about the celebrity being an older person (sunbae), as she was already in the entertainment industry before VERIVERY debuted.
Minchan went on to talk about the anonymous celebrity, saying: “I don’t know, but back then, if you wrote their band’s name on Naver, it would show up. “
While her memories of her past regarding meeting a celebrity seemed innocent, it was her next words that didn’t please viewers.
Minchan went on to explain that the group had not actually released any songs or albums, and also spoke about the appearance of the celebrity.
“But it’s not like an album or a song was released, they had a band name and she was one of the band members. So I thought “oh, she’s a celebrity”. But… how can I say that… my fantasies have been shattered ”, Minchan began.
He continued: “For me at the time, if you were a celebrity, it meant you were beautiful and good looking, like someone from another world. But somehow she looked very familiar. Because we always see faces like ours, don’t we? Our friends at school don’t really wear makeup and so on, do they? This friend didn’t have an exceptional appearance or anything. So I thought, “Oh, celebrities are human too. “But she was in a white van, so…”
At the end of their story, Minchan added that the band’s name had four syllables and started with B / V. Hoyoung then joked that it was VERIVERY.
Hearing his words, netizens criticized the idol for commenting on someone’s appearance, plus a sunbae.
Some comments included:
- “This middle child (Hoyoung) kept saying she was his eldest and trying to put him back in his state of mind … he’s a little pitiful …”,
- “To see the other two members being so frantic is even more pitiful”
- “No but kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk if he meets his standards, he wouldn’t have made his debut either. “
- “He should have stopped when the member next to him kept trying to overpower him by saying that she’s a sunbae… What kind of idol talks like he’s chatting in a casual bar?” He looks like a high school graduate. “
- “Please… The other members were smiling and trying to cover it up by asking him why he was like this.” I hope he sincerely thinks about it… ”
- “The other members are trying to save him but he continues to explode. Evaluating her appearance is one thing, but he lacks tact and his whole speech was full of contempt for her. It’s so uncomfortable. What crime did the fans commit to have to listen to this… ”
The live broadcast was quickly removed from the rerun. He quickly posted an apology on the group’s official social media.
Hello. This is Min Chan. I sincerely apologize to everyone who felt uncomfortable with my words and actions on the V-App on the 6th.
I will become Minchan who is careful in his words and actions and acts seriously in everything so that the same thing does not happen in the future.
– VERIVERY (@by_verivery) January 8, 2022
” Hello. It’s Minchan. I sincerely apologize to those who felt uncomfortable with my comments on the January 6 live broadcast. In the future, I will be careful with my words so that a similar problem does not occur and I will become someone who acts with caution in everything. I will contact the affected party directly to apologize. Once again, I would like to apologize and will reflect deeply on my reckless actions and words. “ – Minchan
VERIVERY is a 7 member group under Jellyfish Entertainment which debuted in 2019.
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