Posted by Sophie-Ha Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Netizens defend Pentagon's Hongseok after he faced malicious comments for being discharged from the military due to his mental health


It was reported two days ago that Pentagon's Hongseok will be discharged from his military service after seven months of service due to worsening symptoms of panic disorder and depression.

On December 26, Cube Entertainment released a statement saying Hongseok, who was previously attached to the wartime labor service mobilization, will be discharged from his military service.

The agency explained, "Hongseok served with continuous treatment and counseling even throughout his military service due to panic disorder and depression symptoms with acrophobia, which he had been suffering from before. However, he has been discharged from the military based on the military's judgment and measures that his symptoms have worsened and he would not be able to balance military life and treatment."

Although the company asked for everyone's understanding, there were some bad apples who quickly jumped to criticize the idol for being discharged. Some of these people commented, "That's ridiculous," "He's sicker than SHINee's Taemin??" "MC Mong probably feels unjust when he sees stuff like this," and "What do panic disorder and depression have to do with the military?"

K-netizens saw the criticism and came to Hongseok's defense and wrote, "People who don't know the full story shouldn't say anything," "He is being discharged because of his health, and people still slander him," "I just hope he gets better," "He's sick, leave him alone," "Hongseok is having the hardest time," "Please don't make speculations about Hongseok," and "Why won't people leave him alone?"

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spammmggg88 pts Wednesday, December 28, 2022 2
Wednesday, December 28, 2022

some people just do not get how mental health works. let the man be.

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peachyjoon2,143 pts Wednesday, December 28, 2022 1
Wednesday, December 28, 2022

It’s not a swift thing to be discharged early from mandatory military service. If he was granted an early release it’s because his health really is that bad. The very last thing he needs at this moment are people talking shit about him. They take military service incredibly serious in the country, it’s a sensitive subject and he is probably seeing it as a great downfall that he couldn’t complete his service due to his health. What he needs now is encouragement and support so he can focus on his own health and get better.

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