International netizens have found a way to express their support for Seunghan after it was announced he was having a “hiatus” from RIIZE.
Since debuting, Seunghan has been hit with a number of allegations and criticism after private clips and information about the idol were leaked.
After a lot of backlash, SM Entertainment announced that Seunghan would be going on an “Indefinite hiatus.” His presence was quickly removed from the group’s Instagram account, as only the introduction profiles of the other six members remain on the account.
Even after the announcement of his “indefinite hiatus,” many netizens weren’t impressed. On the Korean forum theqoo, while some fans pointed out the mistakes weren’t huge but amplified because of his idol status, netizens wanted SM Entertainment to take it further.
- Just withdraw him.
- How fast.
- Just withdraw like this, what “hiatus.”
- Please withdraw.
- To be honest, it’s not even a big mistake, but in the idol industry where so many people are sick in the minds, if someone says that’s a crime, then it is. I just feel so bad that he has to be sworn at and threatened over something like this. I’m not asking his fans to fangirl on him, but I’m just commenting on how insane the industry is.
While Korean netizens had strong feelings about the hiatus, international fans had a different way of voicing their feelings. Both before and after the announcement was made, international fans defended Seunghan, sharing that the idol was also being victimized by those closest to him.
On November 23, netizens noticed support trucks in front of SM Entertainment with touching messages from international fans.
Briize will be on Seunghan’s side till the end.
The second truck had an equally touching message.
Let’s only walk on the flowery paths together, our RIIZE the seven stars.
The account that organized the trucks shared a photo of them in front of SM Entertainment along with their plans for the future.
also sorry if the translation is slightly off, we ran it by korean speakers to make sure it was as accurate as possible but we’re not perfect.
this truck will be out for today and tomorrow, and we’re still sending a truck next week! pic.twitter.com/mLUfx9qDhb
— riize folder (@riizefolder) November 23, 2023
When the tweet was shared, netizens couldn’t stop praising the account for the work they put into the support. Many pointed out that while it might not seem like much, it’s the most international fans can do to showcase their love for Seunghan.
seunghan is sooooooo loved. this makes me emotional this fandom really has his back. tysm briize 🙇♀️ i hope he sees this somehow https://t.co/iCe1f00d5w
— tiff (@rzsnghan) November 23, 2023
this is all we can do to show our support please I’ve had enough
— ruby (@riizepov) November 23, 2023
thank you briize for your donations. thank you riizefolder for this project
seunghan i hope you see this. you are loved and there are people who supports you. we will wait for you hani https://t.co/NSVsppwIiA
— burrito 🌯 𝐑𝐈𝐈𝐙𝐄 𝐈𝐒 𝟕 ♡ (@riize01z) November 23, 2023
i'm truly grateful for all the fans that have helped make this possible i have no doubt that seunghan would be happy to see this 🧡 https://t.co/7xn1SQm00f
— kat (@031002s) November 23, 2023
Netizens hope that it shows how loved Seunghan is and that the “indefinite hiatus” becomes just a “hiatus” with the idol remaining in RIIZE.