NCT Yuta is in a sticky situation following his recent V Live.
Recently, Yuta went live on V Live to interact with fans; however, during the broadcast he revealed something that shocked his Korean fans. He revealed he was a close friend to a YouTuber named Rhee-kun.
“These days I’m also close to, not sure if you know him, he’s a YouTuber called Rhee-kun. I’ve been close with him lately. We met up yesterday too.”
The reason this became a huge controversy in Korean communities is the fact that this particular YouTuber is known for being anti-Korean and pro-Japanese. This is made worse because the said YouTuber usually makes terrible remarks about Korean women degrading them in his YouTube videos; he also reportedly used Sulli and Jonghyun’s names as clickbate titles. One of his YouTube videos is titled,
“how to have sex with a pretty Korean girl who has done plastic surgery.”
Due to the controversy, the particular broadcast is nowhere to be found, it’s been deleted. But clips of him talking about it still circulate online.
Yuta is a Japanese member in the group NCT; this made matters worse for him to say this publicly on Korean broadcast while he’s part of a Korean group.
This is a huge issue for K-fans because of the past history between Japan and Korea. This is why such a thing is not to be taken lightly by K-fans.
SM remains silent on the situation and Yuta has unfollowed the YouTuber on his instagram. Fans are demanding an apology and an explanation, and some even want him to leave NCT because he’s going to cause severe damage to their image due to his comments.
Fans even began sharing a template to send to SM to demand a response.
What do you think of this?