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People have often said that we are now living in an age where we can't say anything without offending someone.

Lee KwangSoo has recently caused quite a commotion among netizens of online communities with his recent remark towards AOA member HyeJeong.

To get straight to it, the participants of the show were all playing a game where they had to find out which one of them was a 'zombie in disguise'. Naturally, of course, when it's a game about suspecting everyone around you and playing mind games, some of the participants are bound to be tricked by others.

At one point during the game, Lee KwangSoo called the K-Pop idol a flower snake, which can sometimes be interpreted as a gold digger. The term flower snake in Korean, however, has somewhat of a broader meaning than 'gold digger'. It's because a flower snake is usually a woman who manipulates someone or a situation to get what she wants, and it may not necessarily be money or valuable things. But nevertheless, some viewers of the show were displeased with his choice of words.

Other netizens have argued in his defense saying that he was saying it to entertain people and to point out that he didn't trust her in the game.

Often times in variety shows, a lot of the participants would playfully joke around with each other in order to entertain the audience.

One netizen claimed that if a female participant called a male participant something similar, there would have been petitions filed all over South Korea to have her removed from the show.

Others have stated that the show hasn't changed in any way and neither has the participant's attitude, and that people are suddenly over-reacting to nothing.

Is this something that people really should be arguing about?

 

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Cujo
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Cujo
Jul 1, 2021 01:30 pm

I just got into Kdramas and by proxy after liking some songs on the OSTs started looking at/listening to kpop songs. The industry is super toxic and exploitive to both genders, and the fans are just as toxic. The irony is that how many K-Netizens are up in arms about this and feminists as well but strangely silent when k-idols are bullied to suicide or when there was a huge scandal when it came to light one idol who committed suicide,was basically pimped out to industry powerplayers.

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absurdkfans
Jun 7, 2018 03:24 pm

wtf, its already 2018 and these people still does this barbaric thing? I mean im not surprised if this is happening in a 3rd world country but in South Korea, are they still living in a medieval age where life is can be disposed of like trash? Kwang soo should petition for death penalty for those who petition against him that would be an easy over 200,000 signature tbh.

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Jun 3, 2018 10:42 am

Tell aoa fans in Korea to die I do not know the word variety.

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Jun 2, 2018 04:22 am

Everybody love Lee Kwang Soo, I've watched the whole episode and that's always how Mr. Lee Kwang Soo talked., I think the fans went overboard too. Remember that's a variety show, they're not filming a religious show., goodness gracious. P.s. to the fans who made the petition shame on yourself.

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Jun 1, 2018 03:30 am

I am not a fan of him because his character on the show is rather childish and annoying, but haters are going as far as creating a petition for him to receive a death penalty? I do not see citizens flipping tables over incidents such as when people are found guilty for cases of rape. You know you are rather privileged when a controversial incident like this is your main concern in life #firstworldproblems

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May 31, 2018 12:58 pm

if offending anyone is worth to kill someone then myungsoo would be long dead by now

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May 31, 2018 12:19 pm

Fans are exaggerating. It’s a variety show. What do you expect? Everything they do is for the show to be funny. Those fans who is hating kwang soo right now? Well.. shame tsk tsk

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Zelle29
May 31, 2018 11:27 am

kwang soo is a very gentleman and funny person.. he don't deserve this. he make his jokes for fun and some netizens are just over reacting and sensitive about it, it's not a big deal after all. kwang soo oppa hwaiting!

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wyrdythegerbil
May 30, 2018 06:33 pm

To be fair in context of the role HyeJeong was playing in the episode Kwang Soos comment was very accurate ... if flower snake is usually a woman who manipulates someone or a situation to get what she wants then that about describes her to a tee...
BTW i strongly recommend the episode if only for what So Min does at the end...funniest couple of lines of dialogue ive seen in RM..

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May 30, 2018 12:59 pm

this is such a non-issue. there's way more important things to be worrying about. it was said in jest. people need to quit projecting their feelings of being wronged or offended onto others.

Lâm Ngọc Minh Châu
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Lâm Ngọc Minh Châu
May 30, 2018 10:24 am

I don't think Lee Kwang Soo is wrong, because this is just a little misunderstanding. There's only one section of the fans making up. While the AOA hasn't spoken yet, what kind of person do you take?

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May 30, 2018 09:19 am

Hmm. I wonder who would get more backlash here AOA or Kwang Soo?

AoA may be an idol group with sensitive feminists fans and of course the random #metoo movement rallying with those sensitive AOA fans,
but I do know Kwang Soo fans are a lot more scarier to deal with when you diss their oppa, and he's not even a male idol.. I remember vividly how Kim Jong Kook got hated for bullying Kwang Soo...

or this issue will be forgotten in a day or two

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May 30, 2018 03:41 am

This is one of the exaggerated articles out there bout celebrities. For those who haven’t watched the show, go and watch it first before judging someone this bad. And dont take sides bcuz as aoa’s fan, for me, kwangsoo’s comment was hilarious and should just be laughed by. Nothing serious. Let our girls promote their song smoothly.

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May 30, 2018 03:32 am

What do you expect the hosts would do in these kind of shows? They’re obviously and supposedly to have fun. Do you really expect them to be quiet and serious on the whole show? Nowadays netizens are so sensitive than their idols.

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May 30, 2018 03:47 am
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Exactly. The girls went there to promote their song and this happened. I actually being thankful to kwangsoo bcuz eventho hyejeong went on RM fr the first time, she got a lot of screen time by partnering with him.

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May 30, 2018 03:29 am

Go to hell Netzine......Who the hell r u to Judge and decide on someone......Rip Netzine we r more pissed at u for making this issue......

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May 30, 2018 12:55 am

I think people isijs u exaggerating. Yes it's offensive if it taken out of context, but LKS said that after knowing that his partner deceiving him the whole time in the game. And nowadays RM tend to joke with rude words to each other, especially LKS as he have a role somewhat like delinquent in the rm group, and from the rating lately, people find it funny. (And hyeojong just laughing and having fun whenwhe said that)

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May 29, 2018 11:52 pm

The comment sounds rude & offensive. Runningman is an adult show which tends to have personal jokes but this was over the mark. I admittdly haven't watched the episode so I don't know if the joke was in keeping with the tone.

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May 31, 2018 01:01 pm
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then you don’t have the right to judge if you haven’t even seen the episode. watch it first.

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May 30, 2018 09:10 am
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Calm down bro, wth?!

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May 30, 2018 07:57 am
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Shut the fuck up you sensitive lonely asshole!!

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May 30, 2018 03:05 am
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Then watch it before you comment here. It was a joke and they all laugh.