Posted by olmal AKP STAFF Saturday, February 29, 2020

VIXX's Hongbin under fire for disrespecting SHINee and demeaning idol songs


VIXX's Hongbin is under fire for being disrespectful to SHINee and dragging idol songs in general.

On February 29, Hongbin celebrated his first anniversary on Twitch. He hosted the live stream with various music videos after getting celebratory drinks. His comment on SHINee's song, however, enraged many fans for not only being disrespectful to SHINee but also to all idols. As soon as SHINee's "Everybody" started playing, Hongbin frowned and commented: "Who the hell added crappy idol song like this to the band music [removed the word "playlist" from the previous translation]? Idol songs lack quality."

SHINee fans are demanding an apology. Some of the comments include: "Wow, is that something a current idol should say? He himself is producing 'crappy idol songs'.", "Being drunk or tipsy should not be an excuse. It only shows his true self.", "Can't believe he is classist.", "Umm did he leave VIXX? Does he understand what he just said?"

Check out the snippet of the stream below. What do you think? 


  1. VIXX
  2. Hongbin
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Andrada23974,698 pts Saturday, February 29, 2020 22
Saturday, February 29, 2020

I find it ironic that he spoke like that about idols and idol songs while being an idol himself.

Plus, it's ok for him to dislike a song, everyone has their tastes, but calling it a crappy song was a bit too much. Imo "Everybody" is one of the (many) awesome hits from SHINee.


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tvxqdom3,500 pts Saturday, February 29, 2020 13
Saturday, February 29, 2020

This makes me sad cuz I'm a huge fan of both groups! SHINee's Everybody tokyo dome performance is one of the best live performances I ever seen if not the best!🤩 I highly recommend everyone to watch it!


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