Recently, Koo Jun Hoe posted a photo of what seemed to be a gift sent to him from Japanese comedian/film director Kitano Takeshi. The idol also wrote, "Kitano Takeshi-san, thank you. Please come to iKON's concert."
However, seeing Koo Jun Hoe's post on Instagram, one fan commented, "Kitano Takeshi has a history of controversy for hating Korea. Please delete all related posts [about Kitano Takeshi]."
What caused an issue was Koo Jun Hoe's response to the fan's comment, a few hours later. He wrote, "Don't order me to do this or that~~ I don't like it he." In additional comments, he also added, "I like [Kitano Takeshi] as an artist. Why is it that whenever there's any type of issue, you have to back away and delete all traces. I also have feelings too, so please respect them. There is no issue with me personally liking him as an artist."