During an interview with Star News, Gong Myung stated, "I watched Doyoung's first broadcast, and always tune into 'Inkigayo' when my brother is scheduled to perform. I am proud of him. I was separated from my dongseng because of his training, and he didn't tell me much about what he's doing or how it's going. But when I saw his performance I could tell that he has prepared and worked hard. I felt very proud."
Gong Myung also portrayed amazement at Doyoung's popularity, and said, "In the past, I'e gone to SM Rookies' concerts without him knowing. I was so shocked, because he had so many fans, and he hadn't even officially debuted."