On June 1st, a post on a popular online community gained attention for posting Taemin's thoughts on his anti-fans. Originally titled, "Taemin even embraces his anti-fans", the post included a series of screenshots from one of his live streams.
Taemin relays the message, "I love people who hate me. I believe that person doesn't like me because he really, really likes someone else instead. And I have a feeling that special someone is also one of my favorite people. So I like them (referring to his haters) as well."
Many netizens shared their thoughts in the comments complimenting the idol. Some of them are:
"I can't even fathom how much he had to go through until he reached that peace in his mind"
"I pity those who send hate to someone else for the sake of their favorites."
"I think the label will sue on behalf of him but I really hope he personally sues them after he gets discharged."
"I can't imagine the number of hate comments he had to read over his decade-long career"
"I'm really touched. I admire him for those thoughts"