K-Netizens Criticize Ji Chang Wook For The Smoking ‘Issue’ Saying He Influences Young Fans, International Fans Baffled

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Ji Chang Wook is receiving backlash…. for smoking?

Last night, Ji Chang Wook name began trending after he posted a video of himself smoking. Initially, international fans expressed their surprise at the fact he smoked but the story hadn’t reached South Korea yet (due to the time it was posted), however, it has now reached South Korea and it’s causing Ji Chang Wook trouble.

Korean media is labeling Ji Chang Wook video smoking an ‘issue,’ his agency was asked for a comment but declined. Ji Chang Wook’s name topped Naver realtime search after he posted the video, many (not all) K-netizens criticized him on articles covering the story.

K-netizens justification is that Ji Chang Wook is a public figure whom youngster look up to as a role model, they believe Ji Chang Wook has the power to influence the way his young fans think and thus criticized him for posting a video of himself smoking.

Others also seem to believe he looks ‘cringy,’ ‘gross,’ and more. A trending article on Naver covering the story gained mostly negative reactions, which is unheard of for Ji Chang Wook since he’s never been criticized publicly like this before.

Other K-netizens believe there is no issue with him smoking; they believe Ji Chang Wook has the right to post a video of himself smoking as he wishes since he’s an adult. Some of their comments are,

“What’s the problem?”

“Smoking is not a problem; it’s the night owl [referring to how Ji Chang Wook said he couldn’t fall asleep]”

“I don’t think it’s a problem that he’s smoking, it just looks cheesy as if I am seeing a middle-schooler.”

“It’s not a problem that he’s smoking, but its fucking cheesy, did you post it because you thought it looked cool?”

and more.

Related: “Melting Me Softly” Only Recently Ended, But Ji Chang Wook Is Already In Talks For His Next Project

Related: Ji Chang Wook Becomes A Trending Topic Worldwide After He Posts Video Of Himself Smoking

On the other hand, international fans are baffled by the negative response Ji Chang Wook has been getting.

Ji Chang Wook trending on Naver:


Popular article on Naver covering Ji Chang Wook smoking ‘issue’:


Do you think he deserves to be criticized for this?

By Hilda Moore

Hi all, my name is Hilda and I am a huge kdrama fan, I am responsible for covering news in relation to Kdramas on jazminemedia.com~ My all time fav kdramas are: My Mister, Hotel Del Luna and Kill Me, Heal Me.


  1. Crazy k-netzins I think ji Chang wook has the right to post what ever he likes
    He might be an idol but he’s still a person
    This is why not even for a second have I ever dreamed of even dreaming to be an idol
    I need my 100% freedom to do what I want to do without being insulted or criticized by people who claim to be fans

  2. Well Oppa you can be “Trash Men for Korean Actor” of this year .. WHY

    1.Scandal burning sun !!!
    2. Comeback new drama with RATING Flow for tvN !!!
    3.Smoking like a Cool Men / Sexy Men but TRASH !!!

    Stupid fangirl will say “0ppa so sexy … 0ppa so cool” arhhhhhhh … Damn please … I’m knetz side 😉

  3. He can smoking !! But why he must record and post in IG ?? Now what he get criticism form Knetz + Inter netz .

    Wake up Oppa 2020 its coming soon and dont become PaBoYa person .

  4. K netizens are just so hypocrites. They are talking about being a role model to children. What about them and the hate they usually spread how is that a good sample to children. So stupid this issue.

  5. Doesn’t look like him. He really is a very handsome guy but this photo is totally unflattering, and yes he should be criticized for smoking, it causes cancer to smokers and non-smokers who inhale those fumes so, sorry handsome, you dropped the ball on this one.

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