NCT‘s Jaehyun recently released his first official solo song, “Forever Only.”
Now, he has released some behind-the-scenes photos and clips from the filming of the MV.
One of these shots caused quite the uproar among NCTzens, though.
The shot in question was the first photo of the series. It is a photo of his bare foot with the toes covered in sand.
NCTzens were divided by the post. Many felt caught off-guard by the shot, and some suffer from podophobia (fear of feet). But others were shocked that the K-Pop idol would post such a photo considering people make money from feet pics.
It was not only Jaehyun’s comment section reacting to the controversial foot photo. NCTzens took to Twitter as well.
Me going back in time to stop jaehyun from making his sandy toes the first pic in his photo dump pic.twitter.com/uizHsmTGo9
— Anna🍹| Harvard Swim Coach 🐠🏄🏾♀️ (@strawbrry_Baek) August 23, 2022
Jaehyun’s feet at the beach pic.twitter.com/zgn75uvx6j
— 뷔 #ForeverOnly⏳ (@jaehyunpetals) August 23, 2022
….why did jaehyun make the feet pic as the first photo on the slide he can't be serious 😭
— 🐝⏳ (@yunotized) August 23, 2022
“FOR FREE” even ended up trending in “Korean music” on Twitter due to Jaehyun’s Instagram post.
Jaehyun feet impact?? This is why you can’t post your feet for free jaehyun pic.twitter.com/xztLyDJgXj
— LOVE ⏳ #ForeverOnly (@lovelies88) August 23, 2022
So, regardless of how you feel about Jaehyun and his controversial post, one thing is certain: he is low-key a publicity king.