Nam Tae Hyun has posted to instagram again in light of Sulli’s tragic passing, this time begging netizens to stop leaving hate comments.

On October 17, Nam Tae Hyun expressed his thoughts about malicious hateful comments netizens leave on articles about celebrities and how much they hurt him; he also says he tried to take his own life because of them.

He posted:

“I don’t want to lose any more friends or colleagues.”

Just like you all, people who work as ‘celebrities’ are people too.

I am a celebrity who received a lot of malicious comments.

This is why it hit close to home.

She. My friend… I wonder how much pain she was in [referring to Sulli]

And there was a time too when I thought I couldn’t take it anymore and attempted to end my life as well.

A lot of celebrities are hurt by the comments you post on a whim more than you think. Many people tell me to not look at such mean comments, but when my name starts trending and people start texting me asking me what happened, it’s not hard not to look at them.

Please stop this. I don’t want to lose any more of my friends and colleagues.”


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더 이상 친구들, 동료들을 잃고 싶지 않습니다 여러분들과 마찬가지로 ‘연예인’ 이란 직업도 사람이 하는 일입니다. 저도 악플을 많이 받는 연예인중 한명입니다. 그래서 더 와닿습니다 그녀가. 내친구가.. 얼마나 아팠을지. 저 역시.. 더 이상 버티지 못할것 같기에 목숨을 끊으려 시도한 적이 있습니다 많은 연예인들이 무심코 다는 댓글에 생각보다 큰 상처를 받고 좌절합니다. “그럼 악플 보지마” 라는 이야기를 많이 듣습니다 자기 이름이 실시간 검색어에 올라가고 여기 저기서 무슨일 있냐 연락이 오면 보지 않기가 힘듭니다. 멈춰주세요. 더 이상 친구들, 동료들을 잃고 싶지 않습니다.

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Nam Tae Hyun has been the victim of hate malicious comments for various reasons across the years. It started when he announced his departure from WINNER and YG, his acting debut in a drama also gained lots of negative attention due to his acting. He was also recently embroiled in controversy after his former girlfriend Jang Jae In exposed him for cheating on her. Since then, many k-netizens opinions of him changed for the worse.

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Nam Tae Hyun also posted a message in light of Sulli’s passing, you can read it here.

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If you or someone you know needs help please contact the Lifeline which provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. Call 1-800-273-8255 for help. Here is also a list with international suicide hotlines.