On December 21, Zion.T shared screenshots of the Instagram direct messages he received from netizens.
The first screenshot shows a netizen asking Zion.T about his absence at Jonghyun's funeral. The netizen stated,
Why didn't you go to Jonghyun's funeral?
No matter what your relationship with him was like lately, you should've at least made a visit if you guys were best friends.
And why did you start following Key in the middle of the night..
They say not to judge by the sides you see on TV but I don't know. Please at least show a good side outside of the TV.
To this, Zion.T fired back with explanations. He wrote over the screenshot,
"I did go. I went when there were no reporters. I'm a human too so I'm sad. Do you pay a visit (to a funeral) to get your picture taken? I'm sad."
The second screenshot shows another direct message from a netizen. This time the netizen criticized his Instagram activity, stating,
Is this a way of giving condolence? It's so refreshing~
Seriously, I'm not gonna bother asking about the other things but why did you start following Jonghyun again?
I knew it since the time you backstabbed Hyoseob (Crush) and went to YG. Are you happy to be acitve on Instagram while you only selectively respond to sunbae's calls and not attend your friend's funeral?
I made a visit late at night and I started following Key (on Instagram) because I ran into him there. There's no reason for you to be bashing me! Have a good night.
The netizen then replied,
I'm so sorry TT Have a good night. Zion. T fighting
Zion.T lastly commented, "This is upsetting..." And over the screenshot, he wrote, "Something is wrong."
Meanwhile, Jonghyun's funeral procession took place on December 21.