Single’s Inferno 2 star Jo Yoong Jae has been both a favorite and a controversial contestant this season.
While viewers admired his dedication to Choi Seo Eun, they did not like how he handled situations with other contestants on the show.
— 𝑅𝒽𝒶𝑒𝓃𝓎𝓇𝒶 (@_Saaraaaaaa) January 16, 2023
Why tf did yoongjae gang up w jinyoung? To kick jongwoo out?? The boy who has never been to paradise, only had eyes for one woman and minded his business. RUDE#SinglesInferno2 #SinglesInferno2ep8 pic.twitter.com/jWzRBwKRSa
— Karen Paul (@karenpaul177) January 3, 2023
Jong Woo & Yoong Jae talked a lot about how Jong Woo sincerely likes Seulki from the start. I feel so mad when Yoong Jae helped Jin Young during their game. Jong Woo haven’t gone to Paradise even once! Or is it just me???? 😤🙄 #SingleInferno2 #SinglesInferno2ep8 #SinglesInferno pic.twitter.com/9yGbNz90Gz
— 𝒞𝓁𝓎 🦋 (@clydelferolino) January 3, 2023
But viewers were most divided over how Yoong Jae rejected Lee So E.
u will NEVER catch me hating soe & defending yoongjae. he’s such a coward. he wouldn’t reject her so she had to literally reject herself & was comforting HIM. like she’s prob one of the most mature ppl on this island & i’m sure she’s one of the youngest too #SinglesInferno2
— hadil (@fullsunhadil) December 28, 2022
— Clover (@132slut) December 27, 2022
At the beginning of Single’s Inferno 2, Yoong Jae was the most popular male contestant. Ultimately, he ended up the subject of a love triangle. While he and Seo Eun were interested in each other, So E was still interested in him.
their reaction when they watch yoongjae was picked by 3 girls hahahaha and he said his ideal type is a wise person which is we all know its seoeun HE FELL SO HARD FOR HER SINCE THAT DAY😍😍#SinglesInferno2 #SinglesInferno2Ep10 pic.twitter.com/501S8ZQylh
— YoongSeo💙 (@kdramasfangirl) January 11, 2023
So E attempted to pursue him and made it clear she would like to go to Paradise with him, especially since those who had gone before couldn’t choose the same person twice.
Yet, he purposefully chose Lee Nadine instead of Lee Nadine, guaranteeing he would stay in Inferno even though Seo Eun went off to Paradise, which awkwardly left him there with So E and a few other contestants.
So E was definitely hurt by his actions, but she spoke with him again. Ultimately, he rejected her by saying he wanted to talk to other people. However, she knew that by that statement, he really meant he only wanted to talk to Seo Eun.
Of course, later, So E moved on from Yoong Jae and found her perfect match in Kim Se Jun.
— 𝑽𝒊𝒄🌹sejun & soe shipp (@LightOnWEi) January 14, 2023
Still, many viewers felt bad for So E in how Yoong Jae handled the situation with her. So, in a recent interview with the Brazilian site, NO! BACKSTAGE, he addressed the tension on the show and his relationships with fellow contestants.
NO! BACKSTAGE asked him about So E. He expressed that while he had no ill intentions, he recognized that he lacked in how he handled the situation. Knowing he hurt So E’s feelings at the time, he apologized.
Yoong Jae also addressed the controversial teaming up with Jin Young against Jong Woo. Read more below.