If you’re a fan of ATEEZ, you already know that the members seem to share a genuinely close, loving bond with each other, always showing their care and support for any member who is having a hard time. Of course, it comes with its fair share of playful teasing too!
One thing that the members have never taken lightly, however, is being considerate and kind to each other when it comes to body image. The topic of an idol’s weight is a terribly common and criticized thing for both fans and the idols themselves to discuss, and it has undoubtedly led to body image issues in the industry.
In a recent resurfaced clip posted on Twitter of members Seonghwa, Hongjoong, and San, the latter two members quickly chime in with support when Seonghwa vocalizes criticism of his own weight.
This is why no group will ever compare to Ateez for me. Hongjoong was ready to throw hands and San was quick to reassure. This snippet of a conversation between them comforts me so much. pic.twitter.com/x80tSUH3dN
— ⧖ Lia ⩜⃝ (@atiny_og) July 15, 2022
Here’s an accurate representation of how Hongjoong reacted to Seonghwa’s criticism of himself!
HJ was ready to wrestle SH on camera, slam the body positivity into him like this pic.twitter.com/GgbLvjZvVq
— Scallywag 🏴⩜⃝ (@shiberria) July 15, 2022
Several comments on the original post shared other instances of ATEEZ’s members being body positive as well, which shows that this isn’t an isolated incident.
For example, San once talked on Universe about how he enjoys belly fat on others, especially his fellow members!
San even complaining about the members not being squishy enough for him???? 😭 pic.twitter.com/tQ3Xkx6xJ1
— 🌙⭐️ (@MoonsAndMars) July 15, 2022
This clip shows Jongho complimenting Mingi‘s legs after he made a self-depricating comment.
I agree!! The teezers are always lifting each other up – like this moment Jongho is pouring on the compliments and when Mingi tries to put himself down Jongho says no – nice legs. pic.twitter.com/OTKup9zgMR
— Jjongppo F ⩜⃝ iry (@jonghosmole) July 15, 2022
And it’s not just about weight either. During a livestream, Hongjoong calmly and eloquently clapped back at someone who had made a hurtful comment towards Yeosang.
— 𝔊𝔲𝔢𝔯𝔦𝔩𝔩𝔞 (@mingi48z) July 16, 2022
Other commenters shared how the members’ words and behavior has positively impacted them and their own self-image, and how appreciative they are of the members supporting each other.
Please this one genuinely made me tear up because I have body dysmorphia but seeing this makes me feel better and love myself a bit more. We need idols talking more about body positivity in this industry
— 🏴Yeos⩜⃝ng flexed for me I’ll never be the same (@Alex082107) July 15, 2022
They might tease and annoy each other but you know they’ll have each other’s back no matter what
— tt (@tt53967961) July 15, 2022
they really love and care for one another im so 🥺🥺🥺🥺❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/JmaRakJADS
— davie🍦 (@stardustsangi) July 16, 2022
hongjoong was ready to fight immediately 😭😭 the fact that ateez have always made sure to support and lift each other up since they were trainees is so 😞 https://t.co/hwl14dnkow
— ely⁷ ⩜⃝ (@fltrjwy) July 16, 2022
WE STAN THE RIGHT GROUP😭
also hongjoong such a mood lamo literally me in a friend group https://t.co/26xk7PpBwV
— ⩜⃝trinity||W⩜⃝KE UP WORLD THE MOVEMENT IS NOW🏴☠️ (@joongauroras) July 15, 2022
There’s just so much to love about this supportive, kind, and loving group of talented men!