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Posted by Sophie-Ha Wednesday, February 15, 2023

"It's only possible because it's me," Heechul boasts about how SM's training team has to talk to the trainees about him

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Heechul is one of the most outspoken celebrities in the Korean entertainment industry. Nevertheless, he receives much love for his candid and blunt honesty that matches his straightforward personality.

For the longest time, Heechul has been well known to be a free spirit that even his agency, SM Entertainment, can't control. Sometimes, his overly outgoing personality gets him embroiled in controversies in which he is criticized for his outspokenness.

But that doesn't seem to bother the veteran idol.


Recently, he boasted to his fans about how SM's training team uses him as an example to talk to the trainees. Heechul explained on the Bubble app, "When the SM training team teaches the trainees or for the rookie education, they always talk about me."


He went on to elaborate, "There are a lot of kids who want to be free like Heechul, and they don't want to come to the company and live the way they want, and every time they (the training team) talk about me." He continued, "It's possible because it's Heechul, that's something only Heechul can do, It's Heechul that's why he's recognized and loved."

Korean netizens responded by saying they agreed, but they also pointed out that it's not something to boast about. Netizens commented, "I agree, lol. It's only tolerable because it's Heechul," "They are saying don't become like you...they are not saying something good," "I don't think it's something to boast about, lol," "He brought this onto himself, lol," and "They are saying avoid being like you...not a compliement."

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yeahkpop16
yeahkpop168,132 pts Wednesday, February 15, 2023 0
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

He knows it's not a compliment...sort of. The company is trying to get the trainees not to behave like him even though the trainees see that Heechul is popular both in spite of and because of what he does. However, the company is correct that young rookies are not advised to try to do the same because the chances are high that they won't be able to pull it off. Heechul is unique regarding his career as a trainee up until now and that's why he can do what he does. There's no point in him pretending to be otherwise now. Like all other overblown "controversies" created around Heechul, these will pass.

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kazuyakamenashi
kazuyakamenashi2,249 pts Wednesday, February 15, 2023 0
Wednesday, February 15, 2023

It's clown world hilarious 🤡🤡🤡 people criticize and be mad at idols or the company for them being fake soulless robots and want them to be real people. Heechul enters the chat? OMG i hate him nuuuu lol you can't demand them to be open and real and then cry about it. GTFO.

heechul being used as a lesson for people to either strive to or avoid being like is boast worthy he's basically saying his hard work etc veterancy in the industry allows him to be this way. Same thing would happen if BTS did this they have the same if not waaaaay more power than him that if they decided to be blunt real etc nobody could say a fucking thing to them period. And that's something to strive for as a trainee to be soo fuckin good and revered that nobody can approach you bar none

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