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BTOB fans offended by Kim Gu Ra referencing Peniel's hair loss confession on 'Radio Star'

By beansss   Friday, December 2, 2016   73,839   3,874   87

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The November 30 broadcast of 'Radio Star' with guests Sechskies, where MC Kim Gu Ra's nonchalantly referenced BTOB's Peniel and his recent hair loss confession, offended many Melody, or BTOB fans. 


SEE ALSO: Kim Gu Ra and 'Radio Star' apologize for comments towards Kim Saeng Min


Back in November, Peniel appeared on the talk show 'Hello' to confess a secret he'd withheld from fans for a long time. He revealed that he'd been experiencing hair loss for the past 5 years, despite his young age at 24. 


Toward the beginning of 'Radio Star', the MCs and Sechskies talked about some of the members' hair style changes, and that was when Kim Gu Ra took his jab by saying, "Some time ago, on a show from a different broadcasting station, there was an idol in his 20's who was experiencing hair loss. The guy called Peniel. Even though he's an idol." 


He continued, "But in Sechskies, even though you're now in your 40's, there's no one with hair loss." 


Furious Melody vented online that Kim Gu Ra used poor Peniel, who was visibly under quite a bit of stress about his hair loss during his confession, to make Sechskies look better, while shedding bad light on Peniel. One fan shared a set of screen captures of Peniel from one of his movie reviews, and stated that Kim Gu Ra had a thing or two to learn from 24-year old Peniel. In the screen captures, Peniel says, "I think this topic is a bit too sensitive for me to talk about, so I'm not even going to touch on this topic. Because someone might unknowingly get hurt, and I don't want anyone to get hurt because of me." Other Melody seemed to agree with this perspective. 


Another fan commented, "If his own son were to suffer from stress-induced hair loss his heart would probably tear apart...", and more. 


Kim Gu Ra's brief Peniel reference begins around the 1:15 mark in the clip above. Do you think he was being careless?




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cuteemcdeck Monday, December 5, 2016

Kim Gura's an ass and water is wet.

fairytaeil Sunday, December 4, 2016

wow thats rly fucking rude

JiminLee7 Saturday, December 3, 2016

omg why you have to mentioned about peniel's hair loss, it's not like he wanted this to happen. how could you mention something like that so carelessly?

UKihyun Saturday, December 3, 2016

I wish I could tell Peniel that hair loss is nothing to be ashamed of, no matter what anyone says. Why be upset about it? At the end of the day, it's just hair. Five years ago my hair fell out and you know that I freaked out since I'm a girl and very young and it was unfair, but it was gone fair or not. My crown and hairline was bald. There was no way to hide it. I mean you could see the skin. It was GONE. No one could explain why it was gone. Not doctors, not hair stylists. They just looked puzzled and said "stress?" "Um hereditary?" I had to face the fact that my hair was just gone. And so I did. It was very hard because other girls have BEAUTIFUL hair. Thick, lustrous, glossy, abundant. Mine was brittle and bald like an old man's. But then after I accepted it fully, I started thinking what if I could get just some of my hair back? Some is better than nothing. So I addressed my diet, my fluid intake, took vitamins, worked on my stress level. I meditated. I massaged my scalp. I was very careful with the few sprigs i did have, conditioning and protecting it. I put tea tree oil on my scalp and used apple cider vinegar rinses, etc. This year my hair started to come back. Now its all back. All of it. After 5 years of suffering may hair is back and now I can't stop it from growing. I don't even have to think about my hair anymore, I never do, and its such a relief. But I had to become calmer in general and stop worrying and I had to realize that even if my hair never came back that would be okay too. It wasn't going to be the end of the world, it wasn't going to be the end of anything for me. I wouldn't let it be. So I hope that Peniel never feels bad about this, whether he experiences regrowth or not. Life is too short to let others make you feel bad about something that doesn't account for even 5% of who you are and what you have to give.

LilBmw Saturday, December 3, 2016

Does the guy not know what "suffering" means?! Peniel is suffering from hair loss it a serious thing.

jinkisays Saturday, December 3, 2016

His remark was so uncalled for. It's not his first time saying such rude comments to my bbs though.. he doesn't like BTOB that much huh???? :/

Elisabeth_V_M Saturday, December 3, 2016

Kim Gura is just rude and insensitive. I can't believe he's still going strong in the industry.

johwa Friday, December 2, 2016

it's comments like this that should remove him from all broadcasting...!!!

federick Friday, December 2, 2016

well, it's a waste of time arguing with that Gu Ra

Tannana97 Friday, December 2, 2016

Poor Peniel. 힘내세요 오빠 💪 we love you. KimGura often said something without thinking it properly. He should be more sensitive as it abt another person. hmm

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