“M Countdown” Accidentally Shares A Photo Of MONSTA X’s Shownu Holding A Vape — K-Netizens React

The original post was apparently deleted.

Currently, as members complete their mandatory military service, MONSTA X have been remaining active in different ways.

Subunit Shownu X Hyungwon recently made their debut with “Love Me A Little,” and have plans to appear at multiple events this summer, like KCON LA 2023.

MONSTA X’s Hyungwon And Shownu | Starship Entertainment

The duo is also making their rounds on the weekly music shows and impressing all who see their performances.

Each of the music shows has its own way of hyping fans up for their fave’s performance, and one of MNET M Countdown‘s methods is tweeting photos of the group that gives a preview of their stage outfits.

Before their appearance on the July 27th edition, M Countdown’s official Twitter shared photos of Shownu and Hyungwon. While the images showed off their handsome good looks…

| Mnet
| Mnet

…the original posting was deleted, as pointed out by a K-netizen on a forum post.  The post alleges that the reason is that one of the photos showed Shownu holding an electronic cigarette in his hand.

Similarly shaped electronic cigarettes. | NIXX

Knetizens reacted to the posting, with many unsurprised, though several expressed confusion over how the photo was missed in the first place.

| theqoo
  • I’m not too surprised.He/she is an adult, so I don’t care if he/she smokes or not.
  • But holding it so openly while completing his/her promotional activities…? That’s what catches me off guard.
  • Should’ve been more careful around cameras… It could’ve fit in his/her pocket.
  • At work, though? AND indoors?
  • Didn’t anyone think to check and confirm the picture at all? LMAO. Maybe it’s a selfie.I
  • DK… We don’t know what the story is. Let’s not be bullies until we know what happened. Sigh.
  • Huh… It almost looks like no one is aware that it’s there. Like it’s an everyday occurrence or something.
  • C’mon, guys. I don’t think he did this on purpose. Why would he intend this? I think the picture was taken, and he had no idea that he was even holding it. You know, kind of like when you’re looking for the remote while holding it? (Not a fan, but I’m just saying.)

This is not the group’s first encounter with a smoking-related incident.

Shownu was criticized for holding a vape during a video shared by the group showing their experience backstage at the 2019 VLIVE AWARDS V HEARTBEAT, while Minhyuk was believed to have been seen exhaling smoke in the background of a video.

While Shownu is an adult and can do as he pleases, it seems the nature of the photo stood out the most in this circumstance.

International fans’ reactions to idols smoking have always taken a joking perspective, like in the case of Jungkook accidentally revealing his vape, which you can read about below.

BTS’s Jungkook Accidentally Reveals A Vape While On Camera

Source: theqoo