Like in every entertainment industry, the Korean entertainment industry is also a competitive one. But, discussing the Korean entertainment industry, people are more harsh on the celebrity. They forget that celebrities are also humans and can make silly mistakes. In some cases, celebrities get hateful for the most ridiculous reasons. K-netizens care more about the image that the actors or idols have, and if they do not fit in their pure image, they start to cancel them. Some even go to the extent of protesting against them. Here is the list of the top 10 Korean celebrities who got hate for the most silly reason.
1. Jennie Kim (Blackpink)
Number one on the list is Jennie from Blackpink. She debuted on August 8, 2016, as a member of the girl group Blackpink. Recently, she also debuted in an HBO TV series, “Idol”. Over the years, Jennie has always been under fire for different reasons. Sometimes she gets criticized for getting better outfits than the other members, sometimes she is been called a “lazy dancer,” and sometimes, she gets caught up in dating rumors.
IU is a soloist, singer, and actress. She debuted as a soloist in 2008 and actress in 2011 through the drama “ Dream High.” IU is considered the most talented and respected singer in South Korea and also referred to as the “Nation’s Daughter.” But she was once caught in controversy and received a lot of unnecessary hate for being the ideal type of BTS’s Jungkook. Some toxic fans started to hate her and went as far as leaving hate comments on her posts.
3. Cha Eun Woo (Astro)
Cha Eun Woo is a singer and actor. He debuted as a member of the boy band Astro on February 23, 2016, and debuted as an actor in 2014. He has always been hated for being the most famous member of the group. As ridiculous as it sounds, he is always been labeled as the least talented member. Haters also say that he got his acting role and place in the group just because of the “pretty privilege.”
4. Yeri (Red Velvet)
Yeri debuted as a member of the girl group Red Velvet. She is often called talentless and ugly just because she does not fit into their beauty standards. Although these are some silly reasons, the stupidest reason for which she got hate was when she cried at SHINee Jonghyun’s funeral. Jonghyun was a very close friend of Yeri, and hating someone for crying at her friend’s funeral is inconsiderate.
5. Han So Hee
Han So Hee is a Korean actress who debuted in 2017. She has starred in many dramas as well as in music videos. As her popularity rose, people started digging out her past and found some old photos with tattoos. Then she got hate for showing off her tattoos on social media. That went to an extent where So Hee’s friend released a statement stating on the line that it is okay when a male actor does it but not when an actress does it, and also stated that those pictures of So Hee were when she was a model.
6. Jang Geun Suk
South Korea is infamously known for people’s obsession with their looks and weight. And if you are a celebrity and gain even the slightest bit of weight, people will quickly comment and remind you about your weight gain. Actor Jang Guen Suk was once caught up in such a situation. Haters and media outlets started criticizing him for his weight gain and his changed appearance.
7. Kang Dong Won
Kang Dong Won is a South Korean actor who debuted in 2005. Gong Won is always been praised for his charming visuals from the beginning of his career. As he has also worked as a model for many luxury brands and has walked the ramp for the Soul Fashion Artist Association, his looks and his dressing sense are something with which he has always attracted people. But when he attended a press conference for his movie Peninsula, he got criticized for looking old and dressing up as a “middle-aged man.” As of 2023, he is 42 years old, and the criticism he received does not make sense. After knowing this, he released a statement saying, “My face was bloated that day and my condition was not great either. Now that I am older, I have my good and bad days.”
8. Kang Daniel
Kang Daniel is a former member of the boy band Wanna One, and an actor. He was hated for being the most famous member of the group. As if this is not stupid enough, he was also hated when the news of him dating Twice’s Jihyo broke out. People went as far as leaving hate comments under his social media posts, saying “he is not good enough” for Jihyo.
9. Jeongyeon (Twice)
Twice is one of the most famous and successful K-pop girl groups, which was made by JYP in the survival show Sixteen. After training for five years, Jeongyeon debuted in the group. As stated earlier, weight is something that is a huge issue in South Korean society. When Jeongyeon gained weight, people started to attack her with hate comments. The haters fatt shamed her and said that her dance moves looked lazy after she gained weight. She had also taken a hiatus twice for panic and anxiety.
10. Chen (EXO)
Kim Jong Dae, who goes by the stage name Chen, is the vocalist of K-pop boy band EXO. He was formally introduced as a group member on December 29, 2011. In the South Korean entertainment industry, especially K-Pop, getting married is equal to committing a sin, which is very weird. Chen got hated for marrying and for having kids. Haters were so outraised by that, they started protesting outside the SM’s building, demanding to kick him out of the group.