The members seemed uncomfortable!
THE SSERAFIM drew attention for his reaction to an ‘inappropriate’ question about his minor maknae Eunchae.
While netizens adore THE SSERAFIM and keep praising their talent, concerns have been raised about the group’s maknae Eunchae.
THE SSERAFIM has a fairly mature concept, and netizens have been concerned about the suitability of outfits and choreography for Eunchae, who is only 16 (international age) and still a minor.
Recently, a clip caught attention after the members reacted to an inappropriate question about the youngest member of the group.
During a fan meeting, a fan seemed to ask about the possibility of a sexy concept for Eunchae. Upon hearing the statement, Chaewon looked shocked revealing that it was the first time she had heard such a thing.
After Chaewon’s response, the camera shifted to the other members, who also didn’t seem to like the question. Yet they also apparently showed a playful attitude by crossing their arms as if they didn’t want to imagine this for their youngest member.
Still, while the members seemed to playfully ignore the statement when the camera shifted back to Chaewon, she unsurprisingly looked uncomfortable and quickly dropped the idea.
The clip was shared on various social media platforms and caught the attention of international netizens.
who the hell would ask that question????????? pic.twitter.com/oAo7aYpbvd
— ًmanchae manager (@sserateens) May 23, 2023
While netizens appreciated that the members quickly closed the question, most were angry that it was even allowed. In particular, it was clear that THE SSERAFIM was unimpressed with the statement but was trying to pass off its reactions as something playful. Netizens were less secretive, sharing their anger.
who suggested the concept of sexy eunchae. I will take you pic.twitter.com/VIq87t2jQk
— 👑 (@ZUZUonthemoon) May 19, 2023
She’s fucking 16…but every time we bring up the fact that underage really shouldn’t debut, y’all fight tooth and nail https://t.co/HfozsKEIqA
— ًJada ⁵★ | #1 StayCarat (@hyunjins_boo) May 24, 2023
That’s what I said last time, why did you say that when Fearnot obviously knows that Eunchae is still underage? ! What a weirdo..look at the unnies, shocked and pissed but they still have to be professional https://t.co/tGed1iCkIK
– Mila is UNFORGIVEN 🧚🏻♀️💪🏼🐎 (@milkkura39) May 24, 2023
Don’t even stop them but how can you think that way about eunchae she’s literally just a cute patootie https://t.co/Ghb2FJXrcM
— Tracy’s NewJeans⁷🤍 (FAN ACCOUNT) (@ijbolhobi) May 24, 2023
Is Eunchae still old enough to drink in Korea??? https://t.co/c1ITCmc23n
— Bran (@yjkive) May 23, 2023
While an idol’s life is known to be about how someone looks and acts on stage, the fact that fans want underage idols to exhibit inappropriate behavior or concepts makes fans angry. It also continues the heated debate over whether an appropriate age to debut in K-Pop is appropriate.
You can read more about Eunchae who has netizens worried about her young age below.
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