On April 15, one netizen created an online community forum post titled, "Recent controversy regarding Nam Tae Hyun's artwork prices." Here, the netizen included photos of Nam Tae Hyun's artwork listed for sale online. In the photos, it showed Nam Tae Hyun's artwork pieces each being sold for 8 million won (~$6,508 USD), 40 million won (~$32,544 USD), 10 million won (~$8,136 USD), and more extreme prices.
In response, some netizens commented:
"He lives so easily."
"I guess being a celebrity is really nice after all lolll. I can't believe there are people who will buy that lolllll."
"They apparently sold out, and he made a profit of 150 million won (~$122,041 USD). Lollll. Celebrity is really a nice career."
"Sigh... He sells it because people buy it for him..."
"Who would buy that lolll. So funny."
"Wow I'm so jealous. I wish I can also just paint in streaks and just make ten million won (~$8,136 USD)."
"Wow, I guess when you become famous they even compliment you when you do s***."
"What is that?"
"Even my baby cousin would draw better than that."
"I really don't understand art lollll."
"This is over the top...they look like what a 7-year-old baby scribbled TT..."