A screenshot of a tweet that describes the fan's encounter has made its way to popular Korean online communities with a title, "How an idol responds to Trump's win."
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The tweet reads, "My friend asked Peniel at the fan event, what do we do now Trump's elected, and Peniel said, sternly, 'America is ruined.' lolllll"
To Peniel's honest response, Netizens are commenting by saying the following:
"Wow, that's awesome. I think it's great that a celebrity can speak honestly about politics."
"His parents met in America and got married, and Peniel was born in the States and came to Korea only because he passed the audition, but it could be uncomfortable for him to talk about it; I like that he can speak straightforwardly."
"It's okay. Korea is ruined, too."
"I think when he says 'ruined' he isn't talking about economical ruin, but the atmosphere of the society. Someone who speaks in opening racist, sexist way became a president...Yesterday, KKK was going crazy..."
"Peniel was born in America!! He has an U.S. citizenship! He can say that because to him, American is a home country."
What do you guys think about idols commenting on politics?