NCT DREAM‘s Jaemin and Renjun spent some much-deserved time off exploring the city of Frankfurt in Germany after their incredible performance at the inaugural 2022 KPop.Flex mega concert. They each uploaded pictures of their adventures to Instagram, but one particular image on Jaemin’s story caught NCTzens’ attention, leading Jaemin to address the topic in a recent Dear U. Bubble update.
The image in question was one of Jaemin and Renjun’s drinks, which were clearly cocktails, from when they presumably went out on the evening before their return to Korea. Jaemin had captioned the picture with “yum yum,” and tagged Renjun in it.
The day afterwards, the members were spotted at Frankfurt Airport looking understandably tired after their busy weekend. But given Jaemin’s Instagram story with his and Renjun’s cocktails, fans were quick to start making funny memes about what ‘must have happened’ that evening. Some jokingly suggested Jaemin and Renjun had accidentally made a mistake while ordering their drinks…
bet they ordered thinking it was just a plain tea 😭 also, it's so funny to think that jaemin captioned "yum yum" even though he hates alcohol 😂 my poor meow meows pic.twitter.com/x7acUYKrkx
— ً (@jaemrenkyu) May 16, 2022
…and many were quick to laugh at the apparent consequences the following day.
Jaemin being hung over is the least i would expect from his trip in Germany. He really said "shows over let's drink some yum yum 😋" and now Jeno’s on guard with him at the airport 😭 pic.twitter.com/NVaVpGDx9D
— 🥀 (@lifescream_) May 16, 2022
Jaemin's face after "yum yum" ing that Long Island iced tea 😭 pic.twitter.com/SHcjNqX5bf
— 🥀 (@lifescream_) May 17, 2022
this pic gonna be iconic bcs the story behind 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/tQs72BQ1yT
— PATUHI RULES‼️ (@nctzenbase) May 16, 2022
They even thanked Jeno for seemingly taking care of a ‘hungover’ Jaemin and Renjun…
Thanks -jeno for caring yum yum buddies 😅🙏🏻 (cr on pic) pic.twitter.com/hQgMbLA4qq
— BASE DREAM (@NCTDreamINA) May 16, 2022
But in an interesting turn of events, it seems like Jaemin was aware of the memes being posted. He went on Dear U. Bubble and personally addressed the topic, politely clarifying that he had indeed had a Long Island Iced Tea, but that he had not been drunk, because he in fact does not actually enjoy being drunk.
220517 JAEMIN BBL 💭 pic.twitter.com/gpBWGrNpXl
— DRMS (@dailyrms) May 17, 2022
While the memes were funny, many NCTzens feel that it’s wrong that Jaemin should have to feel like he has to explain that he is an adult…
THE WAY JAEMIN HAS TO CLARIFIED TO US????💀 pic.twitter.com/E6rxWcAmMG
— 🐇 D-2&3 (@seimeizu) May 17, 2022
…which is what he had to do when some fans on Dear U. Bubble suggested that ‘normal drinks’ suited him better.
Jaemin 💬 pic.twitter.com/hGedrEaYxP
— 젠 (.◜◡◝) (@neojenlee) May 17, 2022
After all, as an adult he is more than able to enjoy himself however he wants!
'renjun and jaemin accidentally ordered alcohol coz they thought it was normal iced tea' NO THEY DIDNT THEY WERE TRYING TO GET FUCKED UP !!!
— tomato (@marlkly) May 16, 2022
But while many fans have been disappointed in the fact that Jaemin had to step in and assert his adulthood…
…others have been enjoying the friendly and easy-going way in which Jaemin addressed the issue.
jaemin.. HE KNOWS… HE KNOWS..
— PATUHI RULES‼️ (@nctzenbase) May 17, 2022
jaemin knows everything we talk abt. jaemin always pays attention. jaemin always answered all our questions directly☺☺
— ✿Ƭɛʀɛㅌㅈー (@NJMfleurlovin) May 17, 2022
Ultimately, the memes were meant in good fun and Jaemin handled the issue in the best possible way. Hopefully, however, he won’t feel like he has to clarify that he is an adult again!