TXT‘s Soobin recently celebrated his 22nd birthday on December 5 and held a live broadcast so he could celebrate with MOAs too.
Leader Soobin is known for his engaging live broadcasts, taking time to read comments and thoughtfully answer fans’ burning questions. The TXT member also reveals a new fact about himself in each live broadcast, helping fans feel closer to him each time.
During Soobin’s birthday live, he solidified himself as an honorary brother to Hueningkai‘s sisters, Lea Navvab Huening and Kep1er‘s Huening Bahiyyih. Both wished Soobin a happy birthday before Hueningkai did and even knew their brother well enough to guess they were the first to message Soobin.
He also answered fan questions; one specifically caught his attention and left him grateful that someone brought it up.
A MOA asked Soobin what limitations the group has in relation to signing autographs or taking photos with fans when the group is spotted in public.
TXT began their first world tour this summer, and as they traveled the globe, a few lucky MOAs spotted the group out and about.
Videos of their outings circulated, and in a few of them, the members could be seen looking apologetic as members of their security staff turned down fan requests for photos.
While fans have often assumed the reason is for privacy and respecting boundaries, Soobin revealed a darker reason while expressing his regret that they’re unable to take photos.
Soobin began his answer by saying he had always wanted to talk about the topic and shared that even he didn’t initially understand why the company prohibited them from taking photos.
👤: if you met a moa how far could you go in terms of giving autographs or taking pics
🐰: i’ve always wanted to talk about this
🐰: at first i couldn’t understand it but even before debut the company said if we met a fan we should never take a photo with them #TXT #SOOBIN pic.twitter.com/gKNkIyzyyi
— txt weverse translations (@txt_verse0304) December 7, 2022
He shared that one of the main concerns surrounding not taking a photo with fans is that someone could pose as a “fan” but have malicious intentions. He provided the example that someone could be friendly when meeting him but go home and claim he’s “mean” online, and people would be more likely to believe the accuser due to the photo proof that they met.
Soobin apologized to fans for not being able to fulfill their wish by taking a photo but clarified that although he regretted not being able to take photos with fans, the group was more than happy to sign autographs.
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