SEVENTEEN’s Jun Receives Mixed Reactions To A Comment Deemed “Inappropriate” In A Recent Video

“It was inappropriate BUT…”

SEVENTEEN‘s Jun has received mixed reactions for a comment he made to a child that was deemed “inappropriate” during a recent video.

SEVENTEEN’s Jun | @junhui_moon/Instagram

On October 25, Jun and Wonwoo appeared in a video for ODG. In the video, they pretended to be the same age as children and chatted with them like they were friends.

During the video, Jun asked the boy if he liked any celebrities and he replied BTS. When asked about his favorite song, the young boy explained that he liked “Dynamite.”

After hearing his reaction, Jun responded that he preferred some of BTS’s darker songs, including “Blood, Sweat & Tears,” explaining that he liked the “sexy” feel of it.

Trying to stay in the concept of being the same age, Jun then added, “We’re 11 years old. We can do sexy things now.”

When the child didn’t seem to agree with Jun’s thoughts, the idol instantly apologized.

When the account posted the video, it quickly caught the attention of fans from many fandoms and was full of negative reactions to the comment, with many netizens calling Jun out for the inappropriate comment. In particular, there were some netizens using some serious words to describe their reactions.

Yet, some fans wanted to share that words shouldn’t be thrown about without taking the full video into consideration.

While acknowledging that what he said might not have been appropriate, they pointed out that he did apologize, and it wouldn’t have been done in a malicious way to warrant such awful reactions.

Others also acknowledged the fact that ODG would not have released the video if there was anything said that was deemed inappropriate.

There was also a narrative that Jun might have meant something different with his wording, which might not have come across in the video with the choice of words to a native English speaker.

Jun is known for being nothing but a gentleman to everyone he meets. After the child’s reaction to the comment, Jun knew it was wrong and that the child did not react as positively as he wanted. Yet, netizens wanted to acknowledge that it was the wrong wording but that Jun didn’t deserve such malicious hate.

Source: ODG