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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Netizens are calling the late Jonghyun a genius after finding out the meaning of his new track 'Waffle'

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Netizens are expressing amazement at the song "Waffle" by the late Jonghyun.

On January 23, SM Entertainment released Jonghyun's posthumous album 'Poet | Artist'. Out of the 11 tracks in the new album, "Waffle" is garnering a lot of attention for its clever lyrics. 

"Waffle" targets malicious comments and baseless rumors that spread online. Key lines of the song include, 

Heard he has a nasty personality. 

Heard they went crazy and flipped up the place

My friend's cousin's sunbae's friend's mother-in-law says she saw it

According to fans, at Jonghyun's last solo concert, the idol explained that he was inspired to write "Waffle" after seeing a hashtag. The hashtag sign '#' resembles the pattern shape inside a waffle. The word 'waffle' also tends to mean, "speak or write, especially at great length, without saying anything important or useful." In Korean, waffle (wa-pul) sounds similar to 악플 (ak-pul) which means malicious comments. 

Overall, the song "Waffle" cleverly disses malicious comments and baseless rumors. In regards to the deep meaning behind "Waffle", netizens commented, "Hashtag, waffle, ak-pul... He's truly a genius. The best. I sincerely admire him", "I hope all the malicious commenters listen to this song. This song gave me goosebumps", "Jonghyun is really amazing. I really hope all the malicious commenters stop", "Wow the lyrics are so amazing... He's really a genius."

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