Recently, 2PM Chansung Tweeted the following, ‘no but this ‘living fair’ is like a serious hike… I just walked for two hours.’ 2PM Chansung had previously announced his plans to marry his girlfriend who was also pregnant with his child.
The tweet itself is quite harmless but its important to understand what he was talking about to understand the discourse. The ‘living fair’ is a reference to the ‘2022 Seoul Living Design Fair’ which is known as the largest exhibition of furniture and interior design in one event, taking place annually at the Samsung COEX. This is where newlywed couples and/or engaged couples preparing for marriage usually shop.
The tweet has garnered so much attention and mixed reactions. This created a debate about whether it is appropriate for a kpop idol to share such private details about his personal life online. K-netizens are split into two sides, the side who thinks he’s being ‘unprofessional,’ ‘inconsiderate’ and ‘rubbing wound on salt,’ ‘hurting fans,’ ‘thoughtless’ and such. The other side favors idols being open about their personal lives and think its their right whether they want to share it with the public or not. They also bring up how he’s been part of the industry for over 15 years and that its ‘not a big deal’ if he does post about it.
What do you think of the debate?
Note: a previous version of this article stated the tweet has been deleted, this wasn’t the case, the article has been corrected.