Shindong cries and apologizes as he worries fans might be embarrassed to like Super Junior because of him
MBC's 'Stargazing' aired its final episode on September 18, featuring guest appearances by Super Junior! Although it should have been a fun and entertaining affair for the boys, not all of it was jokes and laughs. There was a very touching moment that rendered Shindong to tears to the sadness of the fans and other members on the show.
A fan on the show chose Shindong as the Super Junior member with a fatalistic charm, explaining that whenever she told friends she liked the group, her friends would ask if she even liked Shindong. She explained that they only saw his kind rather than charismatic side and would say things like, “He’s just funny.” The fan explained that Shindong was always full of ideas and that he and Eunhyuk would take part in a lot of things for concerts, such as choreography and directing. Another fan chose him as Super Junior’s identity.
Eunhyuk added, “These days, as Shindong is going to the army soon, the members say things like, ‘I don’t want to imagine a concert without Shindong there. It is impossible to replace Shindong.”
At this, Shindong proved to be having a difficult time talking, explaining he felt like he was going to cry if he tried to speak. He finally said, “I really wanted to say I was sorry. That question.. ‘Do you like Shindong too?’…" and at this point was unable to go on. After gathering himself, Shindong continued, "I feel sorry that it might be embarrassing to like Super Junior because of me.”
Ryeowook consoled him with, “The members do not think that way. Donghae says he won’t do a concert if Shindong’s not there. Shindong is somebody who sacrifices a lot and provides a lot of help when no one can see him. However, that can’t be seen well on TV, so the members feel that it’s a shame and we’re grateful.”
Eunhyuk again expressed the members’ worries about how they’d deal with the huge emptiness that Shindong would leave behind once he went to the military.
Leader Leeteuk joined in, “I watched a video before album promotions, and Shindong had sent me every single movement chart he made me of the choreography. That was a video that enabled me to easily learn the dance moves, so I was very grateful.”