Fans have been outraged by how Mark was treated on a live broadcast that featured GOT7.
The members were enjoying a nice meal on the live broadcast.
However, there must have been a lack of utensils as Mark could be seen using his hands to eat his salad.
He did have a spork and was using it for other food, but it was not appropriate for the salad.
So, Mark asked the staff for some chopsticks.
When he received the chopsticks, however, his expression looked pretty shocked and upset.
Apparently, the staff had given him used chopsticks instead of a new one. Mark ended up not using them.
Some have claimed that the used chopsticks were the staff’s way of playing a joke. However, fans made it clear that even if it was a joke, it is unacceptable.
How can u guys treat our precious boy like that? It’s not funny at all. It is bad, it is dirty, it is unacceptable.
At least after joking around, u should hand him other clean chopsticks, u should not just let him eat by his hands. This is too much!😡
— MARKmyworld (@Vydepchai) April 1, 2018
— 芜颜 (@3nlMdpNE37NUOr0) April 1, 2018
Moreover, fans have been furious at the staff for disrespecting Mark in this way, whether it is a joke or not, mentioning how much worse he may be treated off camera.
This happened in front of cameras and thousands of audiences, we can’t imagine how he be treated outside the camera. As Mark’s fans, it’s entirely unacceptable that Mark be treated like this.#JYPPlzApologizeToMark @jypnation @GOT7Official
— MarkTuanBarCHINA (@MarkTuanBarCN) April 1, 2018
These trending posts have been hashtagged #JYPPlzApologizeToMark, demanding an apology from his agency.
— 갓세븐(마크)🐤❤ (@K_NokNiyada) April 1, 2018
— Nutttyyy (@Nutttyyy1) April 1, 2018
Mark’s Chinese fan community MarkTuanBarCN has even written a letter to JYP Entertainment demanding fair treatment towards all members of the group.
The point isn’t just the chopsticks, but “attitude”. If that staff apologized or explained, we wouldn’t have saw Mark’s annoyed face. It wasn’t the first time he’d been treated inappropriately. All we want is JYP could treat him fairly. #JYPPlzApologizeToMark#JYPPlzRespectMark pic.twitter.com/BCe3UeYxDv
— MarkTuanBarCHINA (@MarkTuanBarCN) April 2, 2018
Watch the full live broadcasting below: