TXT's Yeonjun back online after being called 'chubby', tells fans to treat idols as humans
Trigger Warning: Contains mentions of body weight and eating disorder
Last week a fan told Yeonjun that he had gotten chubbier than before when the Choi line of TXT went live on VLive. This comment angered bandmate and leader of TXT Soobin who was on the live stream with another TXT member Beomgyu. Soobin reprimanded fans for talking about sensitive issues like body weight when artists are working so hard to maintain their image.
Ever since that incident fans have been sending out positive messages to Yeonjun who has been silent on social media. On August 13, four days following their previous live stream, Yeonjun came back on VLive to greet fans and answer their questions.
Yeonjun tells MOAs he is okay!
Yeonjun addressed the negative comments and told fans that he was doing much better now. He told concerned fans that such comments do not bother him that much. He requested fans to not be worried about such things and to not pay attention to the negative comments made towards their favorite artists as this draws an artist’s attention to the comment in question.
He said that “I know what you are talking about but I’m okay! I don’t care about it and I hope our MOAs won’t care about it either.” He continued saying that he is okay with whatever fans say to him as long as they don’t cross the line.
'Fans should be careful'
Yeonjun also added that just because he does not care about this does not mean all artists feel the same. He said that there are many other people who would get hurt by comments on their body weight. He said that there are many other artists who could get hurt by such negative reactions.
He said that artists monitor everything fans say so he hopes that fans do not post comments or reactions about artists that would be better left unsaid. He said that these comments would cause them to self-reflect negatively which may lead to artists hurting themselves.
He said that if an artist did not do anything wrong, they should not have to hear bad things being said about them. He ended the conversation by saying that fans should respect idols as they are humans too. Read more translations from TXT’s live streams and videos here
🦊: you know how you talk about your worries to us on weverse or when you write posts to us? if you’re sad or depressed, please don’t feel hesitant to talk about it. i hope you can comfortably talk to us about it ❤️@TXT_members @TXT_bighit— TXT Translations 📝 (@translatingTXT) August 13, 2021
Fans shower Yeonjun with love
MOAs had been concerned about Yeonjun after this incident. They were glad when Yeonjun came live to tell them he was okay. The commented about the live stream and said, "God i love this man so much. he deserves the whole world." another fan said, "Not me crying over this tbh I haven't seen someone talking like this with that smile." while another said, "Yeonjunie most precious human being."
god i love this man so much. he deserves the whole world.— angel ✩︎⡱ (@iluvhyuka) August 13, 2021
Not me crying over this tbh I haven't seen someone talking like this with that smile— r❄︎se ᵒˣ¹⁼♡$12 (@hyukasmole) August 13, 2021
Yeonjunie most precious human being 💙😭💙 pic.twitter.com/4TzFxXpQbF— Nimmils⁷ ᴾᵀᴰ ‧₊✜˚. 💛⟭⟬💜⟬⟭ (@BTSminstradamus) August 13, 2021
One fan pointed at his strength saying, "He's so lovely, and the way he comforts himself and moa, man he truly deserves the whole world." and another said, "Some ppl needed to hear this sadly, yeonjun thank you for speaking up, moas got your back."
he's so lovely, and the way he comforts himself and moa, man he truly deserves the whole world 🥺😭— ana // missing koo 🥺 (@btsxtxt_luves) August 13, 2021
some ppl needed to hear this sadly, yeonjun thank you for speaking up, moas got your back 🥰— kingV (@kingvgucci) August 13, 2021