Correction: The original article mentioned that it was a penalty, but it has been changed to mission as it was not a penalty given to Suho.
A recent video for EXO‘s show Travel The World has come under fire for its “despicable” mission for Suho, which has been criticized for being dangerous.
Yet, although idols are at peak physique, netizens have hit back after Suho was made to do a “dangerous” and “toxic” punishment in a new video. Episodes of the group’s Travel the World on a Ladder show are being released.
In a new clip posted, Suho was seemingly given a mission to do linking with one of the episodes, so the idol got up and prepared as it was revealed he had to do 1000 jumps on a skipping rope.
Unsurprisingly, the first 100 weren’t too bad as Suho got into the movements and started strong.
Yet, as Suho did more and more, it got harder for netizens to watch as they could see the idol getting more and more exhausted.
By the time he had got halfway, the pain in Suho’s eyes was clear as he had to take off his jacket when he realized he still had 500 to go.
In the end, after he had done 800 and D.O. came to see, the idol dropped the skipping rope and ran away.
When the video was posted, netizens immediately found problems with what Suho had to do. Although the content was probably posted for entertainment and to make netizens laugh, most found it anything but. In particular, considering Suho was in the midst of a busy schedule, including preparing for a musical, they couldn’t believe the idol had to do it, especially when he seemed so tired.
I’m sorry this wasn’t even least bit funny for me or anyone w a sense of empathy to watch.
I get it he’s a fit man w determination, but knowing what he was going through during those days, THIS IS DESPICABLE FOR THE STAFF TO MAKE HIM GO THROUGH THIS!! https://t.co/QyFj1SzJzb
— Iris ✴︎ | semi ia (@cottoncloud0522) September 13, 2023
Doing this to someone who kept on falling sick during those days because of his tough schedule.
Wow, you are some next level toxic trash if you think this is funny. https://t.co/DEAEyU3J0M
— 🐰🍒 (@EXOlogy_09) September 13, 2023
and you’re actually using his struggling face as thumbnail?? Its not attracting viewers but just genuine criticisms from people who love junmyeon and exo https://t.co/nim3JWpE2b
— edes 🐰 (@myeonniEXO) September 13, 2023
a sane person wouldnt even find this mission funny. they didnt even think that there are members whose schedules are full to the point that they dont get enough rest anymore. it's more annoying to think that the busiest member, junmyeon, was the one who got this 🤯 https://t.co/axKFos1QC8
— jm ✵ (@forusuho) September 13, 2023
Others even pointed to other negative parts of the show, which has proven unsafe for the members, including Chanyeol having to go on an unguarded roof wearing a blindfold.
This EXO ladder production team is really the worst. First leaving a blindfolded Chanyeol alone on an unguarded rooftop and now making an already tired Suho jump 1000 jumpropes as morning mission. Looks like they were hired by SM with specific instructions to make the boys tired. https://t.co/ZROSnZeXFY
— Yeolways♥✵ (@yeoltomyloey) September 13, 2023
While missions are normal in K-Pop variety shows, this seemed too much for an idol, especially Suho, who has a busy schedule and a history with knee injuries.