In a recent video of WayV reacting to their newest track, Xiaojun made comments towards fellow member Kun that have drawn attention. Many fans have considered Xiaojun‘s words to be fatphobic or body shaming.
WayV’s newest physical album will be released on November 11, but the group has already shared the digital album and music videos for tracks, including “On My Youth.”
As with other MV releases made by SM Entertainment groups, WayV recorded a reaction video to their release. As the group watched the part of the MV where Kun was lying down, Ten asked what he was doing.
After Hendery jokes that Kun had fallen, Xiaojun remarks that Kun “must’ve been too heavy” as reasoning for it happening.
Kun throws a side eye at Xiaojun after the comment, but the group continues continue their watch-through.
Fans have expressed disappointment over Xiaojun’s comments, especially considering Kun’s previously shared struggles with his weight and image.
didn't expect he would say this. i just remembered when kun said he just want to be loved.. 🥺 and we all know how kun hates this kind of joke 😣 https://t.co/Rz6r1y7kks
— anie | ON MY YOUTH (@wildinayuil) November 7, 2023
Look ik close friends joke w each other. But when you know that someone has struggled w something, you don't make jokes about that. That's normal human decency.
Even us fans know how much Kun struggled w dieting & weight. So they should know even more than us. And this has been+ https://t.co/MTQ3Hb5X6H
— Skai (@SeroTENin_) November 7, 2023
you know how hard Kun is trying to keep himself fit and then someone just throws in the weight joke like pls can you stop
— 🐻❄️ (@seasonsl0ll) November 7, 2023
As fans wait for some response, many have taken to sharing positive messages to Kun in the ways that they can.
— daily kun. (@dailykunxd) November 7, 2023
If you have bbl, pls send Kun a kind and supportive message. Tell him he is amazing, his talent is top tier, he has a beautiful body, he is appreciated so very much. Send him all of your love today and every day
— elle (@wayvkunsolo) November 7, 2023
Many have chimed in to share their feelings and recognize while the comment may have been made in a joking manner, it should serve as a reminder to take consideration when discussing considerate topics.
You can check out the full video below.