Did Monsta X Shownu give NSFW answer to Monbebe at fan sign? International fans joke 'at least he was honest'

Monbebes defend Shownu against trolls bringing up an old post to cause controversy around the Monsta X leader who is currently enlisted

Did Monsta X Shownu give NSFW answer to Monbebe at fan sign? International fans joke 'at least he was honest'
Fans of Shownu claim that the idol was only making a joke that is common for members of Monsta X to make with their fans (@shownuayo/Instagram; Twitter)
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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: It is kind of true that once something is on the Internet, it is impossible for it to disappear. So is the case with controversial content around K-pop idols that are brought back into the limelight from time to time in order to create chaos. One such idol in the limelight at the moment is Monsta X's Shownu who is enlisted in the military and serving his country at present.

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On September 30, the idol was involved in a controversy where a Korean fan made a community post calling out the idol for flirting with a fan during a past fan sign. According to the post, Shownu made a sexual innuendo toward the fan and this had many other fans of K-pop talking about how the idol was clearly crossing the line with his openness and how he was interacting with his fans who might be minors. However, Monbebes (fans of Monsta X) allege that the entire interaction is being misinterpreted and is being turned into a controversy.

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Shownu under fire for alleged NSFW conversation with fan

The post showed a photo of Shownu's response to a fan at a past fan sign where the fan said, "Shownu oppa <3 please write to 'OP' the words that you've learned in your 25 years of living that made your heart flutter the most and gave you the most butterflies." To this, Shownu allegedly responded by said, "[name of the fan aka OP]-ah Let's....do it." Fans are claiming that this is something that is way out of line for an idol to say to a fan.

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Moreover, fans are also claiming that by using the name of the fan in the response is what makes the awkward conversation even worse. One user said, "Oh wow definitely inappropriate coming from a male idol to a fan....did he even know the fan's age lots of kpop fans are minors." Another said, "At least he’s honest." One more fan said, "This makes me very uncomfortable lol. I bet the fan wanted like a sweet, cutesy quote too instead of something so suggestive. Hopefully she wasn't a minor....very odd behavior." One user said, "It’s not even funny. It’s just gross. What a turn off."

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'Pretty sure it's part of fan service'

However, there were more fans defending Shownu online. Fans stated that the post was from years ago and was only brought up to cover another controversy. Other fans also alleged that this was part of Shownu's fanservice and that he was only using OP's name as a wordplay with no NSFW connotation behind it. One fan defended, "Idk if this was actually a sexual joke but I really wish that some I-fans who do think these things are funny (because they are convinced an idol made a sexual joke) would be a little mindful in knowing that a lot of these idols are grown ass men with a lot of underaged girls as their fans."

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One more fan responded, "I think the issue is no one even knows if it was meant to be a dirty joke. This post it has been floating around for years and antis bring it up from time to time. But the original context of it has been lost to time." One more fan said, "I'm pretty sure it's part of fanservice that fan wanted in the first place. They're always going crazy whenever idols write or say on fansign something more "boyfriendish" so I don't see any problem if there's unwritten co set between the two. Obviously both are adults too. On fansigns it's fans who have power so I'd be more worried about those who write or ask for weird things, especially to minors."

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This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individual people and organizations. MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and does not support claims or opinions being made online.

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