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Posted by Susan-Han Monday, September 27, 2021

SF9's Youngbin apologizes for his remarks about the COVID-19 vaccine

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On September 28, SF9's leader Youngbin took to his group's official fan cafe to apologize for his remarks about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Back on September 27, Youngbin appeared on a 'V Live' broadcast where he said, "They say that it hurts if you get the vaccine, so haven't gotten it. Honestly, I just feel like even if I don't get vaccinated, I won't get COVID." 

He then continued, "There are a lot of people around me, a lot of acquaintances, who have gotten COVID-19. Even if you get the vaccine, you can get COVID. So I'm still considering whether I should get vaccinated or not."

Soon after the live broadcast, Youngbin's comments were strongly criticized by netizens online. Eventually, Youngbin issued an apology letter by writing:

"I'm sorry for causing concerns for many people who are watching over me, because of my comments about the COVID-19 vaccine. I am deeply reflecting on my thoughtless comments during a broadcast where so many people were watching. 

I promise to be vaccinated as soon as possible, and also promise to correct my misinformed views, taking care to be more careful of my words and actions in the future.

Once again, I apologize sincerely."
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rlqtadri
rlqtadri1,060 pts Monday, September 27, 2021 3
Monday, September 27, 2021

I mean, he's not wrong .. you can still catch, go through (mild) symptoms and spread COVID just like an unvaccinated person. The only difference is, one will take up a bed in the hospital while the other won't. Yeah, the shot may hurt (didn't really for me) but it's better than the alterative in my opinion.

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jaja_jong
jaja_jong465 pts 30 days ago 0
30 days ago

well technically what he said was not wrong, after getting the vaccine shot many people had high fever, diarrhea, headache, etc., that made you feel really sick, and it's true that even after getting vaccinated, you can still be infected by the virus. And like, it's each person's choice whether to get vaccinated or not.

However, i don't think as an idol who can influence many people, i don't think what he said was entirely right and approciate either. And i say this as a long time fan of SF9. Responsilibilty and consideration towards society is a thing in Asia countries generally, and nowadays, getting vaccinated is considered something everybody should do if they have the chance, so the risk of each person and the community they live in getting the virus can be lowered.

And like, he felt that even if he didn't get the vaccine, he won't be infected, that is entirely wrong. There are many people who had gotten the virus and lost their lives despite being very young and completely healthy. Honestly, I am not angry at all, but i really worry for him when he said that. I don't want him to be bashed on the internet, but I am glad that he realized the trouble, apologized quickly and honestly. And I hope that he get vaccinated soon too, not for netizens but for himself.

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