On August 6th, super rookie NewJeans member Hyein saying COVID-19 broke out when she was still in elementary school went viral online. Many netizens across multiple online communities shared they feel so old after her remark.
Some of the comments are: "IMF happened when I was in elementary school"
"...I can't even remember after 20 years lol"
"Swine flu broke out when I was in elementary school"
"Omg, I was 20 when it first broke out"
"I just realized I'm THAT old because SARS broke out when I was still in elementary school"
"Well, when I was in college there was a thing called SARS..."
"(posted the meme below)"
"I had bubonic plague"
"MERS broke out when I was still in elementary school"
"I was already an adult when MERS happened"
"Auntie still loves you Hyein"