Posted by Susan-Han Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Yoo Jae Suk's Chinese fan club shuts down after the star expressed anger at alleged 'bias' shown by referees at the Beijing Olympics


A Chinese fanclub dedicated to MC Yoo Jae Suk has decided to shut down. Many speculate that the fanclub's closure was due to Yoo Jae Suk's comments about the '2022 Beijing Winter Olympics' made during the February 19 broadcast of MBC's 'Hangout With Yoo'.

On this past weekend's broadcast of 'Hangout With Yoo', the cast members briefly discussed their reactions to the Winter Olympics. The cast members naturally brought up the topic of short track, where South Korean skaters Hwang Dae Heon and Lee Jun Seo were both disqualified in the semi-finals of the 1000 meter race. As a result of the disqualifications, Chinese skaters Ren Ziwei and Li Wenlong went on to earn gold and silver medals in the race, respectively.

Regarding incident, 'Hangout With Yoo' cast member Shin Bong Sun commented, "I was very angry at first." To this, Yoo Jae Suk responded, "I could not manage my anger that day. I was so angry. But a few days later, Hwang Dae Heon won a gold medal, which gave me chills." 

On February 20, a day after the broadcast of 'Hangout With Yoo', Chinese fan club 'Yoo Jae Suk Yooniverse' announced that the club would be closing down permanently. The announcement read, "Those who are having the hardest time right now will be our fans. No words can provide you the comfort you need right now, but let's not beat ourselves up over the past years we spent giving him our love, and the joyfulness we experienced."

Numerous Chinese netizens were seen criticizing Yoo Jae Suk for his comments, and claimed that the referees' judgement at the Olympics were fair and unbiased.

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Hyungshi3,189 pts Wednesday, February 23, 2022 1
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

they were even proofs the Chinese cheated and the referees closed their eyes on it, deep analyst of the race and slow motion were shown online. YJS was not wrong many people have seen it! China win was very controversial in speed skating. Those fake fans go can cry me river as if YJS needed them lmao.

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EverydayJiayou3,357 pts Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

There's no pride in cheating. Not sure why Chinese netizens enjoy walking around with blindfolds on, because being willingly blind to what's going on says a lot about the kind of person you are. But then again, there's a huge possibility that the Chinese broadcasting of the Olympics paints an entirely different version of what's going on, so in that case, they're just repeating the things they're being told through their own biased and false media.

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