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K-pop idol Lucas makes his return with documentary ‘Freeze,’ K-pop stans aren’t pleased

Needless to say, K-pop fans are totally divided on this one. And by K-pop fans, we mean actual K-pop fans versus Lucas’ fans a.k.a. Lumis.

News of ex-NCT and ex-WayV member Lucas re-debuting as a solo artist began circulating earlier this week, especially after being spotted watching the “SMTOWN Live 2024 – SMCU Palace @Tokyo” at Japan’s Tokyo Dome, and his fans finding Lucas’ new official Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Since his departure from NCT and WayV, the Hong Kong rapper kept a low profile on his social media and occasionally posted snippets of his life. However recently, Lucas has been seen attending some of his fellow SM artists’ events, such as Ten’s solo debut showcase and SHINee’s Key’s solo concert.

Then on February 23, 2024, Lucas posted an image of what seems to be his new profile photo on his personal Instagram account, tagging his newly established Instagram account under SM Entertainment. This sent his fans into a state of excitement, immediately sending in messages and comments saying that they would support him in his upcoming debut.


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On February 24, 2024 (Korean standard time), SM Entertainment released the documentary titled “Freeze” on Lucas’ YouTube channel, where he gave a glimpse of how his life has been since the eruption of his scandal.

In the documentary, Lucas talked about the mistakes he had made in his life and directly spoke about his mental health and thoughts of suicide during that time. He had also revealed how he had spent 6 months in his own home, refusing and shutting down people from interacting with him.

Lucas also briefly touched on the subject of his controversy, with him saying, “It was all my fault. Had I not done that, this wouldn’t have happened,” and “I haven’t been able to say this properly once but, I feel so sorry. I’ve done a terrible thing. I feel so sorry that I let everyone down. Nothing can justify what I’ve done. Now, my views have changed, I learned a lot, I realized many bad things about myself.”

Following the release of the first part of his documentary, K-pop fans were in an uproar because of the stark difference that was given to other K-pop idols who have done lesser wrong-doings but still had to pay the price with the removal of their careers. Lucas’ fellow SM artists who had also gone through a period of hiatus were compared to him as well, while they were just allowed by SM Entertainment to get eaten by online hate and misinformation, whereas Lucas received preferential treatment.

K-Pop fans also pointed out that Lucas himself admitted to the things he was accused of.

Lumis, on the other hand, are adamant in claiming Lucas’ innocence over the issues that have been glossed over.

What are your thoughts on this?


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