CNBLUE‘s Jonghyun is at the center of controversy a video shows him telling B.A.P‘s Himchan to lose weight.
Jonghyun is being criticized for telling Himchan to lose weight and uploading the video to his Instagram. In the video, Jonghyun can be heard telling Himchan, “Hey Himchan! Lose some weight!” twice before the clip ends.
Himchan has had constant health issues related to his weight and has also battled an eating disorder in the past. In 2016, he rapidly lost 15.5lbs (7kg) in a 3 month period for B.A.P’s promotions.
Himchan has even talked about his weight being an extreme problem for him. During his childhood, Himchan was a bit chubby but was able to shed all his weight slowly throughout the years. Since then, his weight has come up numerous times as a topic.
“I can’t look at myself when I gain weight.”
In an interview, he revealed that his entire focus for B.A.P’s comeback album was losing weight after others told him to do so.
“For this album, the biggest goal I had in mind was dieting. So many people told me to lose weight (jokingly). For this comeback, I think I’ve lost around 7kg. Before that, I gained a lot of weight so I had to diet. I mean it’s something I have to do.”
In March 2017, Himchan was rushed to the hospital after fracturing his ribs due to excessive dieting and sudden weight loss. This occurred only a month before this recent video by Jonghyun telling Himchan to lose weight.
“The doctor’s opinion was that due to his sudden weight loss and extensive practice for the group’s comeback, there was a lot of stress put on his ribs. This was not an injury caused by an external impact.”
— TS Entertainment
In the past, Himchan revealed that he’s not close with other rookies that debuted with B.A.P but far closer with the members of CNBLUE.
Himchan and Jonghyun have taken numerous selfies together and are also well-known for spending their days off together as well. Despite Himchan and B.A.P being extremely close friends with Jonghyun and CNBLUE, fans are not taking this joke lightly.
Watch the video of Jonghyun telling Himchan to lose weight below: