This is another issue filed under: Problematic things K-Pop idols have said caught under 4K.
Every public figure knows that whatever they say on the camera could be taken out of context once it reaches the internet. K-Pop idols, of course, aren’t exempt to this. In fact, the K-Pop industry and fandom are definitely one of the strictest and definitely the harshest critiques when it comes to different figures and issues.
K-Pop artists have it hard, though it doesn’t exempt them from being called out for their problematic perspectives and comments on different issues. This is why majority of K-Pop artists don’t voice out their opinions when it comes to matters on politics and society.
Most recently, a video of TREASURE’s Haruto went viral on Twitter. The reason? A fan pointed out that he found “man on man” weird. Teumes were shocked to see the video, and definitely had some things to say about it.
Teumes were arguing within the fandom because of conflicting views: one side was defending Haruto and were “trying to clear the searches”, while the others were mad at Haruto and the other Teumes for siding with a homophobe.
Others were also explaining that Haruto’s video was taken out of context, and that he was talking about how he felt uncomfortable about being shipped with another male.
cameras rolling, members making bird noises to stop him… yeah he’s definitely even worse irl https://t.co/JMhBIkJk3n
— mekki 💔 (@bonakki) April 5, 2023
kpop stans working overtime to cover up homophobia…y’all are so weird like. haruto from treasure HOMOPHOBIC pic.twitter.com/XvHthjhLLP
— Hoochie Mama Kim Lip (@AlanOrbit) April 6, 2023
— Jane (@KittenBeomgyu) April 6, 2023
y’all clearing searches for haruto like he’s not literally being called out for homophobia.. this isn’t a silly hate train, y’all need to get your morals right cause you’re willing to go to such extents just to cover up for your little homophobic boy and his homophobic comments.. https://t.co/iTWuh71M9D pic.twitter.com/QWiMhk1qJQ
— lia | ateez, the blueprint (@imthenamelessv) April 6, 2023
not boys planet related but how tf can treasure’s haruto say homophobic remarks when his group members are literally doing this… 😭 pic.twitter.com/jqqqhWTmkT
— 𓆩ᥫ᭡𓆪 (@keitalatte) April 5, 2023
Haruto from TRSR is homophobic, his name has trended over 23k times yday for his remarks, and apparently he posted this ss of music he’s listening to…and the artist is a culture appropriator…. This makes the situation worse and I’m wondering if he’ll release a statement soon. pic.twitter.com/xJLH09cVQx
— 𝖊𝖑𝖎 ⛓️ 𝖋𝖆𝖓 𝖆𝖈𝖈 : 𝖒𝖎𝖓𝖘𝖚𝖓𝖌 (@HANJlKKA) April 7, 2023
you know the difference between jk and haruto?? jk went live and played a song called "you said" by conor. (look at the lyrics)
while haruto posted a song called "haters" after being called out for being homophobic.
— lei. (@ikeuyun) April 8, 2023
they’re literally trying to stop him and yoshinori looks so uncomfortable it’s obviou haruto knows what he was saying and what he meant stop trying to defend him he’s literally being homophobic pic.twitter.com/4QGAD3anLq
— ace 🐰 (@syc__official) April 5, 2023
the fact that i don't see at least one teume holding haruto accountable in the qrts. there's only two kinds of teumes in the qrts lmao, one is defending that homophobic haruto as if their lives depends on it and the other one dragging other groups issues to divert the hate. https://t.co/noSUjq2rsj
— jia. (@simfolks) April 6, 2023
Being a minor doesn’t excuse his actions and that what haruto said is homophobic. True being shipped with ur friend is weird but he said and I quote “man and man is weird” which doesn’t even go to his members alone but beyond that. And you can see his members trying to stop him + https://t.co/KJ8WPmFjfU
— ً (@ensskz) April 5, 2023
rlly nobody remembers the haruto homophobic situation? it literally blew up last year like was everyone asleep during 2022 pic.twitter.com/SHnTu7pFSL
— SET IN | Kayla | = (@adorekeeho) April 5, 2023
— blaz 🧸 (@ikeulver) April 7, 2023
If you defend Treasure Haruto, please don't make friends with me. It's sad that lots of gay people are struggling for living, even receiving death threats, and his fans still defend him while knowing that he publicly gave a homophobic statement.
Haruto Treasure homophobic. https://t.co/tBdnHyejtC
— 蘇慈琪 (@sohchookee) April 9, 2023
the noises they made to make him stop lmfao even his bandmates know he’s about to say something shitty 😭
— fuck ur ugly faves (@number1hyunjin) April 7, 2023
the fact that some of you will so clearly defend haruto who was so blatantly homophobic when he doesn’t even know you exist.. what, you’ll drop your morals for a man who’s below the standard? pic.twitter.com/SAfbKeNYK1
— ⊹ (@ydmfolder) April 7, 2023
While it’s true that we may never know what our K-Pop idols really think about certain issues, it’s also not a reason why we should try and defend them when they are wrong. They are also responsible for what they say in public and private, so they’re not completely unaware of what they say or do.
Remember: who you stan or support is a reflection of who you are and your character.
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