In today’s news of whats angering the internet we have iKON’s B.I. y’all!

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:

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 says it was homophobic of him, and there are others who are upset they are making a joke out of such a serious matter.

The clip in question is said to be very old, a very old clip. Some iKONICs are even convinced someone was trying to take the group down by bringing up such an old clip to life to create drama.

My Thoughts

I don’t think B.I. meant any harm or was making fun of the entire LGBT community. I think he chose this particularly because Asian parents are more conservative and this will bring out a reaction from them easily, he wanted to win the game and this was one of the ways he could.

Although, I do understand why there would be a backlash because sometimes when people come out, they end up severely hurt, outcast and in the worst case, dead!

I think people are reading too much into this and its not that big of a deal! It might be because I am not easily offended by it. I do understand some of the backlash but I wouldn’t go so far to label him a homophobic simply because he joked about coming out.

It was for entertainment purposes. No one back then batted an eye for what B.I. said, why are some trying to stir controversy now?

What do you personally think of this?