A Letter From An Alleged Former Classmate Of Nam Joo Hyuk Regains Attention

“I want to write a letter to Nam Joo Hyuk. You may not remember me, but I remember you.”

In the midst of actor Nam Joo Hyuk‘s bullying rumors, an alleged former classmate’s post about the actor is gaining attention.

Nam Joo Hyuk | @skwangur/Instagram

The post titled “Amid All Of This I Am Writing About Nam Joo Hyuk” was uploaded onto an online community in February of last year. It seems the author was alluding to the pandemic when he mentions “All Of This.”

The classmate starts off by writing that he and the actor went to the same school. He then writes that the two sat next to each other for one year.

I was born in 1993, and Nam Joo Hyuk was born in the first quarter of 1994. I am not sure which year it was, but we sat next to each other for a year.

— Netizen

The classmate states that despite being an athlete, the actor was innocent, nice, and cheerful, although he didn’t get the best grades.

Usually, the school athletes sleep during class, but I remember Nam Joo Hyuk as being innocent, kind, and positive. He didn’t get good grades, though.

— Netizen

Nam Joo Hyuk playing for celebrity basketball team Code One.

The netizen then shared a glimpse of what kind of student Nam Joo Hyuk was like, before addressing the actor personally.

When I asked my middle school classmates if they knew that Nam Joo Hyuk attended our school, no one knew. He was on the basketball team, so he didn’t attend class very much. Ten years later, after seeing his name on the news, I looked him up, and it was indeed him.

I want to write a letter to Nam Joo Hyuk. You may not remember me, but I remember you. You were really innocent, nice, and looked after me. That’s how I remember you. You must be so busy with your schedule, so look after yourself, and I will look forward to your work in the future. I am rooting for you from afar. Fighting!

— Netizen

Netizens were touched by the post and expressed how fitting it was that an old friend’s anecdote is helping his friend when he needs it most.

  • Wow, this post from a year ago is now a lifeline for Nam Joo Hyuk. These days, no matter how much the agency defends its artist, bullying accusations are taken very seriously. I am not sure if he sees this writing, but if I was Nam Joo Hyuk, I would be very grateful to you.
  • I read how nice Nam Joo Hyuk was. It feels almost poetic ㅠㅠ. I hope the guy who made up the rumor goes to jail~~!! (sic)
  • This post saved Nam Joo Hyuk…
  • Nam Joo Hyuk is innocent ㅠㅠ, and he didn’t get good grades LOL ㅠ Viewers of his appearances on variety shows when he had just debuted will know. (sic)

The post was recently brought to the forefront after the actor was accused of bullying his classmates back in middle and high school. Nam Joo Hyuk’s agency has since emphatically denied the allegations and announced they were exploring legal action against the publication for releasing the article without fact-checking, as well as the accuser for defamation.

Source: Wikitree and Nate Pann