Look out EXO-L. There seems to be quite a lot of noise spreading like wild fire amongst netizens about Kai’s latest remarks directed towards GFriend’s YeRin during ‘Happy Together 3’.
The episode in which the incident occurred was aired on the 31st of August on KBS 2TV and was also a summer special. The episode also contained some notable appearances made by Kim YeonJa , Park JoonKyu, Choi HyunWoo, Lee HeeJin, Jung DaHye, Lee Eliyah, SunMi, Lizzy, TaeMin of SHINee, Kai of EXO, Snooper WooSung, YeRin of GFriend, DaYoung of WJSN, Mina of gugudan, and Samuel.
YeRin has described herself as an entity within GFriend that is similar to ‘hongsam’, a nutrient much stronger than vitamins due to her energetic presence in the group. Additionally, she revealed that ‘doll’ was also another nickname attributed to her resulting from fans describing her as ‘someone who has a small face, much like a doll’.
Furthermore, she has expressed immense difficulty in performing GFriend’s title song ‘Love Whisper’ in comparison to existing girl groups’ choreography. Other cast members of the show expressed agreement after watching her personally demonstrate a lively but also demanding performance.
TaeMin of SHINee has stated after watching the lead dancer of GFriend perform that ‘While it may appear quite easy, there were many techniques involved. In particular the Neck-O-Flex, a high level dance move which requires the performer to utilize both the entire body and legs separately’. However, shots were fired when Kai of EXO stated ‘Well, male idol choreography and female idol choreography are… Because we can execute male idol choreography, I honestly don’t think it’s that difficult’, to which YeRin seemed a little taken aback to and responded by saying ‘It looks less strenuous than it really is from a viewer’s perspective’.
To make matters worse, Kai was shown to be chit-chatting with TaeMin throughout YeRin’s performance while also making gestures of criticism occasionally directed towards her.
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After the show, the internet was soon flooding with comments about Kai’s behavior towards YeRin. Some netizens have negatively responded to the EXO member by saying ‘It obviously seems difficult, what do you mean it doesn’t look difficult?’, ‘Are you belittling female idol dance choreography?’, ‘I really don’t think it was right of him to be so critical’. And there were others who have stated ‘I don’t think he should have gone that far to say things like that.’, ‘I’m sure it was a joke’, ‘Who does he think he is? A dance expert?’, ‘He’s an idol just like her, I don’t think he’s qualified to judge her the way he did’, ‘Even his friend TaeMin agrees with the difficulty of the choreography, I don’t get why he would disrespect her like that’.