Video Of IKON’s B.I. ‘Coming Out’ Attracts Attention, Fans Have Mixed Responses

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Recently, a video by a twitter user that was about iKON attracted lots of attention.

The video was of iKON who were playing a game where they had to get people to say a particular word, a game many idols play.




iKON’s B.I. was given the word ‘heol’ which stands for OMG, or “are you kidding?” the word is used to express excitement or sheer shock.

So, he called his mother and played a ‘prank’ on her, he came out as gay; the members were dying in laughter while he was trying to convince his mother he was gay to get a reaction out of her, specifically the word ‘heol.’

He said,

“Mom, I actually like men!”

Here is a translation of the script as well as the video:

since they deleted the video and went on private (which i knew it was gonna happen) i screen recorded it 💆🏻‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/xGXEpuBdo3

— ً (@forsope_twt) November 15, 2018

pic.twitter.com/EcadjKzeHG

— elle¹²⁷ | d-13 (@cozytaeil) November 15, 2018


In the end poor B.I. was not able to get his mother to say the sentence and he ended up losing the game.

Kpop fans have split opinions on this one, some saying it was a joke while others say it was homophobic of him, and there are others who are upset they are making a joke out of such a serious matter.

What do you think of this?

8 COMMENTS

  1. I see literally no problem with this at all. Go on YouTube and see how many coming out pranks you can find. I’m certain there’s plenty.

    Sure I understand how it could be seen as offensive to “make fun” of LGBT people and the struggle and difficulty of coming out but that’s not what he’s doing. He simply used a topic and conversation that he felt would get the appropriate reaction out of his mother, a (presumably) older Korean woman who was raised among standards where being gay is a very big deal.

    I feel like this is hardly different from a straight actor portraying a role as a gay character. He took on a role for a specific purpose, it doesn’t matter if it was a game or not.

  2. As a member of the LGTBQ+ Community I totally understand all the hate he’s getting,but considering it’s an old video and the culture of Asian countries I don’t take offense from this at all

  3. I see nothing wrong with what he did. Why is saying you’re gay a serious matter? That only means gay people are ashamed of themselves!
    These jokes happen every single day, even I joke to it to my gay friend. Kpop is getting so boring because fans are trying to make something out of everything leave the boys please they were laughing so well until this stupid backlash.

  4. IT’S A JOKE!! COME ON EVERYONE WHO IS FRM THE COMM. KNOWS THIS SOUGHT shit OF RUNNS IN THE FAMILY. So chill no one’s gonna die!! Koreans need to relax their minds because I can bet u no Korean person fmr the lgbt community will take this offensively so people who don’t really know the community can shut their mouths. Simple.

  5. I have been having the same opinion since this news came out. Homophobic is a stretch and you cant label someone a homophobe without proper evidence. It’s a word that has been thrown around a lot. I see how this would be sensitive for some people but to me it isnt that much of a big deal unless he said “kill all the gays” or something along those lines. It is just a joke.

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