A video footage of iKON members playing a game in the past recently surfaced online. Ever since, it has been going viral and has been causing discomfort among some people.
The members played a game where B.I had the task of trying to get his mother to say the world “heol” (meaning ‘oh my good ness’ or ‘wow’) through a phone conversation.
DongHyuk suggested that he tell his mother some thing that would shock her. And B.I decided to say that he liked men to his mother.
All the members cackled over the statement.
Some people were not amused by their game and their reaction, having labeled them as “homophobic”. One netizens stated below “iKON are apparently homophobic…but I’m not one bit surprised.”
아이콘 호모포브들이네,,,, 근데 하나도 안놀랍다,,,
— 복희 ? (@xxyy718) November 15, 2018
People are seriously defending iKON? And I know it’s a different culture, but how come groups like Stray kids and The Boyz can be respectful and they can’t? It’s not about them being Asian, Korean or however you want to justify that, it’s about them being homophobic.
— Saey|? (@saeyreal) November 15, 2018
How do you feel about iKON’s video?