FTISLAND Lee Hongki commented on AOA’s Seolhyun recent Instagram post and some people weren’t happy with what he said!
On December 15, AOA’s Seolhyun suddenly fainted on stage following a performance, fans noticed she was visibly ill and she barely held on, she was escorted off stage by staff members.
In response, FNC Entertainment first released a statement explaining it had to do with the smoke and gunpowder used on stage but after the doctor’s official diagnosis they explained she was suffering from mild cold symptoms which led to hyperventilation.
Netizens were extremely concerned for AOA’s Seolhyun, to assure her fans she took to Instagram to explain her condition wasn’t that good, she explained she will make sure to dress warmly in the future and take better care of herself, she also apologized for causing worry to everyone.
Lee Hongki (her labelmate and good friend) commented on the Instagram post she wrote, he wrote back,
“Being healthy is best. Try to gain weight like me.”
Some netizens didn’t feel his comment was appropriate given the situation, some say it sounded like he was blaming her, while others took to his defense writing comments such as,
“What’s so controversial about that?? Seems like he’s just speaking to her as a peer.”
“why is this controversial? Isn’t he worrying about her?
“He’s right, though, why is this controversial? You have to eat well and gain weight to boost your immunity and prevent fainting or getting dizzy on stage. Sometimes it’s always the media that pits fights.”
A lot don’t know just how close Hongki is to Seolhyun and I am guessing this is why they made such comments.
I have seen Korean news outlets covering the story and his comment, which led to the ‘controversy’ surrounding it, its just funny!
Can’t friends give advice to each other on instagram comment section anymore? Also, what he said was right, idols go under painful unimaginable diets that would starve any normal human being to death.
Seolhyun’s body is one of her biggest assets and I think she feels pressure to maintain such a slim perfect body. Her body shape is always a topic of discussion between netizens in Korea.
Hongki is right and I am glad he didn’t try to apologize or even clarify, his comments speak for itself!
I hope Seolhyun takes better care of herself. I am not a fan or her or of AOA but damn it guys I have seen those fancams and I am in awe of just how professional she is in real life.
She kept smiling and trying her best to keep it to perform with her group, she has my respect for her attitude and smile during her sickness. I hope she feels better soon!