WayV‘s Kun has often been praised for being an exemplary leader. And for being a man of many, many talents.
In addition to being an amazing singer, dancer, and producer, Kun is also an excellent cook, a photographer, a magician, and, perhaps most impressively, a certified pilot (who was praised for his piloting skills before he was even certified).
And as if that wasn’t enough, Kun is also a big fan of skydiving, which he got a certification for as well.
“i'll show you a practice video of me skydiving from not too long ago ~~ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ the practice of following a person in the sky” pic.twitter.com/1LQRLtZ8F8
— َ (@wayvbbl) January 15, 2023
It should come as no surprise, then, that with so many varied skills and talents, Kun would prove to have the most creative (and extreme) idea to promote his group’s latest comeback, Phantom.
In a social media update on January 16, Kun once again gave fans a look at his skydiving hobby.
Except, as he explained in his Weibo account, it turns out it was also his attempt to combine skydiving with his job as a member of WayV! The result was one of the most impressive album promotions ever.
Fans were left absolutely shook…
And this, everyone, is how you promote your comeback… 🪂 pic.twitter.com/xetc3TaS2U
— ฅ՞•ﻌ•՞ฅ (@littlekuns) January 16, 2023
…strongly praising him for taking things to a whole other, previously unseen, level.
the first and only idol to ever promote their comeback's poster while skydiving oh GOD QIAN KUN YOU ARE INSANE 😭 pic.twitter.com/SjVZHSoNzC
— sunnie 🎭 (@adareten) January 16, 2023
qian kun has raised the standard once again pic.twitter.com/Ax8jmkKkNN
— ًcoll (@fentyyangx2) January 16, 2023
kun might be the first idol that do promotion in this level pic.twitter.com/fKsDnCIDVD
— fik (@moonidance) January 16, 2023
Of course, there were some golden comments about who the promotion was aimed at…
“who is kun promoting to? the birds?”
no bitch can't you see he's communicating with GOD https://t.co/souRxTlQec
— STREAM PHANTOM 🎭 (@softwayv) January 16, 2023
But not everyone was completely surprised that he had done it. Knowing Kun all too well, fans had actually already inadvertently predicted that he would do this back in December 2022.
WHERE'S THAT TWEET SAYIN' KUN WILL DO A PHANTOM PROMO WHILE SKYDIVINGpic.twitter.com/p1CaZtBrF9
— 小树 ” | phantom 🎭 (@xngqkun) January 16, 2023
kun on wayv’s comeback day https://t.co/L8E1DGvCf3
— 🎭 (@kun11xdp) December 19, 2022
Seeing as Kun is one of the most committed idol leaders, fans have been particularly appreciative of his efforts.
no one can promote WayV better than its leader pic.twitter.com/xOeDO6I3Xf
— AY-YO PHANTOM 🎭 (@dewy_doie) January 16, 2023
Y’all I’m so thankful we have Kun as WAYV’s leader 😭 – this man deserves everything! This is how you promote an album! 👏🏽💚pic.twitter.com/pptnizCM6M
— Caitlin Benson (@caitybreacts) January 16, 2023
idk if this makes sense but seriously it's so epic how wayv has a leader who actually loves, lives, and breathes the actual group's core concept of flying in the skies and materializing one's vision pic.twitter.com/HV2jkHXpT2
— ♡ • 🎭 (@angelxiaodery) January 16, 2023
In fact, having felt disappointment over SM Entertainment‘s promotional efforts for WayV’s Phantom comeback, fans have been calling the company out for “falling behind” Kun in that regard.
sm entertainment is nothing fr kun is LITERALLY throwing himself off a plane to promote wayv’s album pic.twitter.com/EloczP5799
— inuyangsha (@malewifedejun) January 16, 2023
Ultimately, if there’s one thing that’s been made clear, it’s that Kun is truly one of the best leaders and that no one is doing it like him!
NO ONE DOES IT LIKE QIAN KUN pic.twitter.com/S4QvjXgIVu
— ten1010💫iri 🎭 (@wayv_world) January 16, 2023