Previously, former Super Junior member Kim Ki Bum finally revealed why he left the group in a YouTube segment with member Heechul. In this YouTube video, Kim Ki Bum also revealed he declined to appear on TV after departing because he didn't want the group to suffer. Heechul shared, "Ki Bum always shared his guest appearance offers with me and said he simply declined the offer because he didn't want the group to become a gossip topic."
"This is why Kim Ki Bum is still supported by Super Junior fans. He never used Super Junior's name to his benefit since he departed the group in 2009. Not even once although his acting career is mainly based in China."
"I can tell he is a good person. Heechul still taking care of him is wholesome too. Their continued friendship warms my heart."
"I can see why many fans still love him. Contrary to the one person who is still in the group lol"
"Wish you all the best Ki Bum"
"He is a thoughtful person"
"Everyone understood when he left the group. I'd rather say he 'graduated' from the group, not 'departed'"