NCT Dream recently posted a behind-the-scenes vlog of their concert, The Dream Show 2: In A Dream. The video showed the members preparing for the event through photoshoots, concept meetings, and filming prerecorded content.
Even though it was supposed to be a happy occasion, some NCTzens, the official fandom name of NCT, were disappointed by a remark Jeno made towards his fellow member Haechan. In the video, Haechan asks Jeno, “Why are you so muscular?” and Jeno replies, “Why do you have so much flesh?”
Haechan could only make an incredulous face and say, “Gosh.” Some fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment and anger towards Jeno, saying he should know not to body shame his friend.
i love jeno and all of dream but the jokes that dream constantly make about haechan’s weight and skin tone are so fkn unnecessary like bro that’s your friend and you’re publicly making comments abt his appearance while you work in an industry with such toxic beauty standards???
— iris 🎧 (@bbgjeno) November 25, 2022
if jeno had the time to apologize with how jp fan’s misinterpreted his words, then i hope he’ll also realize that he’s not only hurting his member with the comment he made but also caused pain for his fans who have probably feel worse abt his unfunny and poorly made joke 🙁
— ♡ (@jenodaisyy) November 25, 2022
Others said Jeno should have accepted the compliment of Haechan sincerely instead of making a joke about his appearance.
jeno so fucking sick like why r u saying that unprovoked when he literally complimented you?? pic.twitter.com/i9ajtVr99T
— wonwoo fans kwangya #ThankYouChuu (@gowoonfan) November 25, 2022
There were NCTzens who believed that Jeno should be held accountable for his actions so that incidents like this won’t be repeated.
jeno is a grown ass man let’s stop babying him and attacking anyone who is trying to hold him accountable. what he said was uncalled for and wrong and he should have known better. it’s disappointing but pretending he is innocent doesn’t help anyone
— ho ho steph #estarobdaybash (@paintmeonce) November 25, 2022
people calling me a fake jeno fan rn in my dms i don’t know what proof you need to know that thats just not the case, but i started this account for him and i ADORE him. i want him to be better BECAUSE i love him. those two things can coexist.
— paige (@sunsetjeno) November 25, 2022
Watch the full vlog of NCT Dream below. Jeno and Haechan’s exchange is at the 18:43 mark.