NCT‘s Jaehyun and aespa‘s Winter went viral for their interaction at SMTOWN LIVE 2022 : SMCU EXPRESS @ TOKYO, leaving fans amused at the irony of seeing them together after they were involved in dating rumors earlier this year.
Among all the noteworthy moments, Winter and Jaehyun’s interactions gained particular attention. Like their members and other artists, they were randomly paired off and put on a cart that took them around the stadium to interact with the audience. Fans were excited to see Winter and Jaehyun together up close…
okay but to see winter and jaehyun up close the people over there are lucky pic.twitter.com/NhoDCYUbf3
— ً (@wntrsgf) August 27, 2022
…in large part because both idols are major visuals.
JAEHYUN IN THE CART WITH WINTER JUST PASSED US AND THEIR VISUALS??????? JAEHYUN WAVED SO BIG WHEN THEY CAME ACROSS TEN TOO LIKE THEIR SMILES 😭😭😭😭😭
— trishy 🌙 (@mysekushiboo) August 27, 2022
The real, barbie doll can move JAEHYUN AND WINTER😂 pic.twitter.com/GDPi2nMYZl
— CoMercari&wh japan (@uswahaenh) August 27, 2022
Fans were so excited, in fact, that a clip of them has already garnered over a million views!
jaehyun and winter in the same cart 😭 the crumbs pic.twitter.com/C1Z85LEt5M
— ᵕ̈ (@jhyunfolder) August 27, 2022
Of course, fans were also happy to see the wholesome interactions between them. Upon getting out of the cart, Winter had some difficulty opening the safety bar. Being the polite gentleman that he is, Jaehyun naturally opened it for her.
jaehyun is so gentleman. he helped winter to open the trolley because she’s having a hard time opening it pic.twitter.com/FCzVRTOjzi
— loffy (@hyckflmz) August 27, 2022
They were seen speaking comfortably together as he opened the latch…
Guys winter and jaehyun!! They talk to each other 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/NWPbVCBlBK
— m: (@heysungiee) August 27, 2022
…and while some netizens had negative reactions to seeing the interaction, most fans praised the politeness exhibited by both idols. The praise was particularly due to the fact that fans found the dating rumors surrounding Winter and Jaehyun earlier this year to have a rather shaky foundation.
When aespa starred in MBC‘s The Manager to promote their comeback “Girls” in July, Korean netizens criticized Winter for spending “too much” time on her phone. YouTube channel Sojang claimed it was because she was dating someone, which then naturally sparked rumors after a netizen added that it was Jaehyun.
After seeing them at SMTOWN LIVE in Tokyo, many fans have once again commented on the past dating rumors…
those knetz who made up the jaehyun winter rumor losing their minds as we speak
— ً (@wntrsgf) August 27, 2022
…with some hilariously suggesting that the SM Entertainment staff may have put Winter and Jaehyun in the same cart as a way to joke about it.
This particular rumor did not have much substance to it, so if there is one thing that Winter and Jaehyun’s viral interaction has really proven, it’s that fans love to see polite moments between aespa and NCT. After all, their polite actions towards each other also went viral at SMTOWN LIVE in Korea!
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