NCT‘s Doyoung is well known to caption his photos as “boyfriend pics”, which are photos posed to look as if you’re on a date with your boyfriend.
— NCT 127 (@NCTsmtown_127) March 5, 2019
“Boyfriend pic @.@”
옆자리에 앉아있는 남친짤@.@ pic.twitter.com/wkdskP1Bjr
— NCT 127 (@NCTsmtown_127) February 22, 2019
“Boyfriend pic like we’re sitting next to each other @.@”
새해첫 남친짤을 만들어 보았다 @.@ pic.twitter.com/Jjp8KlHAkl
— NCT (@NCTsmtown) January 5, 2019
“My first boyfriend pic of the new year @.@”
— NCT 127 (@NCTsmtown_127) November 10, 2018
“Today’s Doyoung @.@ BoyfriendPicver See you later at the fan signing”
During a recent live broadcast, a fan asked about his “boyfriend pics” on Twitter. He answered that he posts them for his fans to see since people like his members and he don’t exist in reality.
“But honestly, I think those kinds of boyfriends don’t exist. People like us don’t exist. I think like that. Where can you find someone like us? They don’t exist in reality, but I feel like those ordinary poses make us look like boyfriends.”
When a fan comically asked if he’ll be her boyfriend, he answered, “They don’t exist, right? People like me don’t exist.”
However, netizens were not happy with his comments. They believed it was rude of him to think that he was more special than other people.
Despite netizens criticizing him for not being humble enough with his words, fans defended his comments by claiming he was speaking the truth about reality.
김도영 ……인생넘나 알차게 사는 똑쟁이구…….. 브이앱 하나하는데도 알차게 이거저거 생각해놓구 ㅜㅠ 중간에 남친짤 이야기 하면서 이런사람없잖아 현실에는 하는걸도 너무 자기객관화 잘하구 ㅠㅠ…. 제노랑 친한것마저 넘나 짱이다 도영 짜릿해…….
— varlys (@varlys0214) March 5, 2019
“Kim Doyoung …… You’re a smart person who lives life to the fullest …… He even thought of so many things for one live broadcast ㅜㅠ He said there aren’t boyfriends like him in reality and he was right on point with his self-awareness ㅠㅠ …. I’m so glad you’re close with Jeno You’re the best, Doyoung……” — @varlys0214
도영이 자기객관화에 뼈 맞았다.. 그래… 너네 같은 애인 없어 😢😢😢😢
— 루즈 (@l0vingjay) March 5, 2019
“I got hit deep in my core by Doyoung’s self-awareness.. You’re right… There are no boyfriends like you” — @l0vingjay
와 이 엄청난 현실자각 훌륭한 자기객관화 도영아 넌 너무 훌륭한 사람이다 진짜 (퇴근길 버스에서 브이앱을 보는 자)
— ᴄʜɪᴇ🍊 (@mmt_chie) March 5, 2019
“Wow you have an incredible grasp on reality with an impressive self-awareness, Doyoung. You’re a great person. Seriously (I was watching your live broadcast on my bus ride back home)” — @mmt_chie
No matter, Doyoung did mention that everyone has a different perspective and wish for others to look at him cutely.
“But everyone has a different perspective so I hope you find it cute.”
Watch Doyoung talk about “Boyfriend pics” starting at 10:15: