Super Junior’s Heechul is known as one of the most extroverted idols out there, but earlier in his career, it was well known that he could be blunt when he was provoked.
As a trainee, he trained alongside JYJ’s Jaejoong who was formerly part of SM Entertainment.
However, given that they were trainees, they did not have as much money. Back in the early 2000’s, the K-Pop industry was gradually gaining traction internationally, but trainees were provided with even less than they are today by their companies.
As a result, every indulgence was highly treasured, as the trainees didn’t know when the next time would be where they could use disposable income for themselves.
Hence, there was a point where Heechul saved enough money to buy himself a hamburger.
Back then, burgers were very expensive for trainees, so Heechul treasured the idea of getting himself one to eat.
But Heechul was called away for something else.
When he came back he found that the burger was gone.
In the place of this burger, he found a note.
Whose burger is this?
Although I don’t know who it belongs to, I have eaten it
Heechul was infuriated. He could not believe that Jaejoong would take away his burger.
Furthermore, Kibum has stated that Heechul dislikes sharing his food, so imagine his anger when he found that his hamburger had been stolen.
Enraged, Heechul searched high and low for Jaejoong, since Jaejoong did not have a mobile phone which meant Heechul could not angrily call him. When Heechul found Jaejoong, they had an argument over the missing hamburger.
Following this, Jaejoong couldn’t talk to Heechul as he was frightened with angering him even more.
Heechul had no intention of patching things up with Jaejoong for the timebeing. On one occasion, Heechul even claimed that him and Jaejoong didn’t even speak until Super Junior’s debut.
But thankfully, the two eventually talked about this situation and re-ignitied their friendship.
Even though Jaejoong left S.M. Entertainment in one of the most unpleasant lawsuits in K-Pop history, Heechul and Jaejoong continue to be spotted interacting after all these years.
While fans are thankful for their long friendship, they are just as amused that it almost ended, all because of a hamburger.