Back in April of this year, SM announced that Joy is taking a break from activities to focus on health. She did end up returning to activities and joining her group for a full comeback in mid-2023.
During a recent performance at the Lazada Festival Concert in Indonesia, Joy gained attention as photos from the event showed the idol might have gained a bit of weight. Some fans expressed concern and others criticized the stylist for dressing her in what they deemed to be unflattering outfits.
Some netizens also took to various online communities to discuss Joy’s weight gain and why it happened.
Joy ended up taking to Bubble a few days after the event to explain a bit about what had happened this year. She wrote,
She added, “But that doesn’t mean that we’re not going to stop our activities like last time!!!!!”
she then addressed her weight gain writing, “I’m going to work hard next year, so | have to exercise hard and build up my body. I’ve used up all my muscles that I’ve been working on for two years.”
Many fans have said they were very upset that Joy felt the need to address a little weight gain via Bubble, what do you think of this? Are you surprised that Joy addressed her weight gain?