Public criticism of 97-liners isn’t dying down any time soon!
Previously, BTS Jungkook, ASTRO Cha Eun Woo, NCT Jaehyun and Seventeen’s Minkyu were confirmed to have visited Itaewon ignoring social distancing measures amid the ongoing pandemic. The four idols released apologies through their agencies. Jaehyun and Cha Eun Woo posted handwritten letter to say they’re sorry again but it’s not really calming down netizens.
The issue gets deeper with Jaehyun and Cha Eun Woo specifically because of what they did after visiting Itaewon. The government had previously asked everyone who’s been in Itaewon between April 24 to May 5 to self-isolate for two weeks. The group had visited Itaewon on April 25, despite that, neither Jaehyun nor Cha Eun Woo self-isolated themselves.
In fact, Cha Eun Woo went ahead to promote with his group for their comeback, he appeared on various variety shows and is currently a fixed member of SBS “Master in the House.” Jaehyun also almost immediately returned to promotions after visiting Itaewon as an MC for “Inkigayo.”
Netizens expressed their concern that the two might’ve unexpectedly infected a number of people since they chose not to self-isolate after visiting Itaewon.
Both idols had also shared posts encouraging medical staff who are struggling on the front line yet ignored all social distancing measures, which added more to the disappointment of fans.
Thus, netizens have been posting messages on the official website for ‘Master in the House’ and ‘Inkigayo’ criticizing SBS demanding Eun Woo and Jae Hyun leave the programs.
What do you think of this? Do you think netizens are right this time or are they overreacting?