Fans defend Mingyu as antis claim he wore red to support 'misogynist' Conservative party

K-pop Twitter feel Mingyu should have been careful about what he posted during South Korea's election week


                            Fans defend Mingyu as antis claim he wore red to support 'misogynist' Conservative party
Mingyu posted a pic of humself in a red hoodie, the color of the Conservative party (@min9yu_k/Instagram)
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Seventeen fans are having a tough time as it seems antis have decided to pick on Mingyu for the last couple of days. Previously, a stalker hid in a closet and filmed him being playful with a female staff hoping that he gets backlash. However, K-pop Twitter found nothing wrong with the video and instead reprimanded the stalker for invading Mingyu’s privacy. But now, the Seventeen star is again being attacked for wearing the color red.

On March 8, Mingyu posted a photo of him in a red hoodie and used a red emoji in the Instagram caption to match his outfit. However, with South Korea’s presidential election being on March 9 and red being the color of the Conservative party, netizens think that the K-pop idol was allegedly showing his support to the party and believe that he voted for it. It should be noted that with a majority of South Korea publicly comparing feminism to misandry, both parties have a misogynist stance with the Conservative party being more rigid and propagating anti-feminist ideas.

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Mingyu posts in red during election week

Hence, international K-pop fans are labelling Seventeen’s Mingyu a misogynist for allegedly showing his support to the Conservative party whose candidate, in the end, won the presidential election on March 10. Even if he didn’t support the party, netizens shared that Mingyu should have been more sensitive and not posted the photos during election week.

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But Carats (Seventeen’s fandom) are urging users to see sense as K-pop idols are not allowed to voice their opinion on political issues and are hoping that Mingyu clears up the confusion. Fans are also pointing out that Mingyu’s photo was posted days ago and haters were bringing it up on March 10 to cancel the Seventeen member.

Mingyu posts on March 8 (@min9yu_k/Instagram)

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'This is on Mingyu'

There were some users who made tweets like, “This is on Mingyu fr, why wld he do that man it doesn’t even matter if he meant it or not like why post that at times like this worrying ppl. And to everyone using this as a gotcha moment, you’re vv weird fix up.” Another commented, “My heart goes out to all the women in sk who may be affected by the results of the presidential election. as for mingyu, i won't make assumptions but i also will not defend him. he is responsible for his actions and how they are being perceived.” 

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Another shared why people were reacting negatively, “Until sh*t is cleared about Mingyu or just explained, I can’t fathom how a red hoodie PLUS a red heart is reading too much into it. Two days before election??? As a Korean citizen himself, as an idol, he should know this. Does not hybe say shit? It’s so intense there like…what?” One user commented, “It's election week in sk, idols are supposed to refrain from doing peace signs, wear blue or red cause it could show their political spectrum.” 

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'A big misunderstanding'

However, Carats think that people are jumping to conclusions, “Mingyu likes to match the hearts to whatever shirt/jacket or whatever he is wearing. he literally did before. what was he trying to imply here? it is known that most idols are not allowed to speak about politics in ANY way of form. bm from kard already said this.” One fan shared, “It’s like they were waiting for svt to get ‘canceled ‘ or doing something problematic. when this is probably a big misunderstanding and shit timing.” Another pointed out, “Other idols were seen wearing something red and the Koreans themselves reacted that linking colors and voting was nonsense. Only with Mingyu do the haters explode.” 

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One tried to explain, “The problem is that they can not call a person misogynist just for using a color, without even knowing when the photos are from, I understand that they say that it was careless of both his part and the company to have used these colors in these days but from there to brand him as misogynist,  is a very strong word and it's a lot.” Another Carat said, “Can y'all shut up and get your facts straight? He posted his picture days before the election and while other idols did also wore red clothing, they never had this energy. I'm pretty disappointed.”

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