EXO Chanyeol is being criticized for showing support to his friend Zico!
Zico and Chanyeol are known for being close; they’re part of a friends group that also has Choi Tae Joon and Lee Jong Hyun, they usually hang out and share photos.
On the other hand, Zico, Choi Tae Joon, and Lee Jong Hyun were known for being friends with Jung Joon Young. Jung Joon Young is accused of many serious crimes that became known to the public through leaked kakao conversations. He’s currently on trial.
Zico was also heavily criticized by k-netizens, the now infamous phrase ‘the golden phone’ was actually coined by Zico himself who stated on TV that he likes looking through Jung Joon Young’s phone for hours, he called it the golden phone. Zico said that the phone is a special phone that Jung Joon Young only uses for kakaotalk, Jung Joon Young added that Zico would look at it for hours. (Source)
Despite denying having viewed those illegally taken footage through a statement and promising strict legal action, netizens were still not convinced that a man would look at phone contacts for hours on end. Due to the heavy criticism, Zico had laid low until a couple of weeks ago when he announced that he’d make his first comeback under his new label, KOZ Entertainment.
Some fans are not happy to see Chanyeol showing support for Zico.
He recently posted to his Instagram account promoting his friend’s newest release. While EXO-Ls had thought that Chanyeol would be careful what type of people he hangs around with in the future, they’re disappointed that he still associated himself with Zico.
Chanyeol captioned his post,
“A very cool person’s Thinking Part.1”
Many K-netizens were heavily critical of Chanyeol,
“A guy like golden phone zico is cool?”
“Eh… a person that Park Chanyeol considers cool is= zico?
“why are you doing this? think of your fans before you post..”
“Chanyeol I love you very much but Zico is not it..”
“No… please cut contact with Zico.”
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On various Korean articles that cover this particular story, many k-netizens also negatively reacted to his post, some of their comments read,
“As expected, birds of a feather.”
“Seriously, just why…?”
“I know that we can’t be sure that Chanyeol is of the same level as them but…. this doesn’t look good for him ㅠ”
What do you think of this? Are you also disappointed in Chanyeol?