LE SSERAFIM’s Eunchae Addresses A Fan With An Unexpected Nickname At Fansign

Turns out, it’s part of an inside joke.

LE SSERAFIM fan, who recently attended a fan sign, shared a surprising interaction between her and Eunchae. Apparently, the idol immediately called out “Cockroach” when she recognized them from an earlier event!

| @hhh.e_c.v/instagram

Before anyone assumes that Eunchae was being rude to her fan, let’s just say context will make this story make sense. The original poster (OP) had attended a LE SSERAFIM fan sign event a few days ago, where she asked Eunchae if she would be disgusted if OP turned into a cockroach and attended the event. Is there a second context to be explained for this question? Well, yes!

I asked Eunchae if she would be disgusted if I was a cockroach and went to the fansign saying that it’s a trend to ask questions like that these days. Eunchae replied, ‘Unnie, that trend is already over’. It’s really difficult to understand MZ Gen these days.

—OP’s tweet

South Korea has its own trend of popular discourse. First, it was the “dip or pour” debate, and then it was the perilla leaf debate and its subsidiaries. But now, the new trendy discourse is asking people what they would do if one turns into a cockroach. This trend is inspired by Franz Kafka‘s The Metamorphosis.

Since Eunchae is the youngest member in the group, OP wanted to match pace with the MZ Generation’s trend and impress her idol. But when she asked the question, Eunchae told her that this trend is already over. However, she still played along, joking if OP would even be able to talk to her as a cockroach attending the fan event.

Fan: Eunchae-ya, you know the trend lately… If I came to the next fansign as a cockroach and not my own self, how would you react?
Eunchae: Unnie, that trend is already over hehe.
Fan: Really?? I prepared that question because I thought it’s currently trending right now
Eunchae: I guess I should sign for you even if you’re a cockroach..,Would you even be able to talk?

—The conversation caught on video

The OP attended another fan sign only a few days later, and Eunchae recognized them right away, yelling out, “Cockroach!” It seems like OP was successful at leaving an impression on her idol.

Ah… Eunchae immediately went ‘Cockroach!’ when she saw me today…

— OP’s tweet

Netizens are unitedly LOL-ing at this incident, confused if the fan should feel lucky for being remembered or dwell a little on the fact that Eunchae now knows them as “Cockroach.”

| theqoo
  • “Eunchae, you’re so cute ㅠㅠㅠ But still, please forget about itㅠㅠㅠ .”
  • “Now I’m going to be a cockroach.”
  • “LOL, Cockroach unnie.”
  • “LOL.”
  • “The fan really became a cockroach, LOL.”
  • “That’s crazy, LOL.”
| theqoo
  • “That fan should be thankful that Eunchae remembers her, right? LOL.”
  • “That fan actually became a cockroach now, LOL.”
  • “It would’ve been better if she called her something like ‘Twitter unnie,’ LOL. Isn’t that blue bird still better than a cockroach?”


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