I see a lot of people always say things such as; “King Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul” or “Lisa is the princess of Thailand” or “Thailand’s King Nichkhun” or “Prince Bambam of Thailand” etc. (do i need to go on). First of all, I’d just like to ask everyone to STOP addressing Thai idols with royal titles. It is EXTREMELYdisrespectful to Thailand, the Thai Royal Family, Thai culture, Thai beliefs and the idols themselves. When Sorn was on Happy Together and the hosts kept saying she was Thailand’s princess - you could see how uncomfortable she was and she kept saying no. You know why? It’s disrespectful. Thailand as a nation love and respect our royal family, a lot. We even have pictures of the Royal family everywhere, we stop in our tracks when the national anthem play, our late king passed away and we are still having the year long mourning period. So to be seeing common people referred to as a royalty of our nation, I’m sorry but it’s offensive. I know how great those idols are and as a Thai person I am proud of them for making a name for our country. However, the kpop fandom needs to stop giving them royal titles. They are not even considered A Listers in Thailand! Only people who like kpop knows them. (well except Nichkhun since he’s done many cfs and even lakorns). I mean, if you say King Ten or Prince Bambam no one will care, but if you add of Thailand, it’s another story. Please think about how you’re belittling a nation by doing it and think about how those idols will definitely also be uncomfortable with it and find it disrespectful. I know it’s just a lack of knowledge but I hope EVERYONE will stop doing this. It’s not a matter of Thai people being petty, it is a serious issue as it’s even a crime in Thailand to belittle the royal family and it’s treated as treason.
Jun. K sustained injuries during the concert on the 26th.
During performance they were on a moving platform that moved between the audience areas. The platforms were such that three members were on one trolley, three on the other. And the trolleys would come close and touch each other before going back again. While the two platforms were moving away, his foot slipped and he fell down a height of 9ft. Eye witnesses said he hit his head/ neck on the floor and he couldn’t get up. Thankfully, he was conscious and responsive to stimuli. The concert was immediately stopped and he was taken to the hospital. Concert ticket money will be refunded.
JYPE issued a notice after some time saying that he has a fractured right elbow and the ring finger of his right hand is also fractured.
There was no word from anyone for a good 24 hours. Not even the other members or even his friends.
Tonight, JYPE issued a notice that says that he has undergone a surgery for his elbow, no complications. However, he complained of chest and knee pain. The scans were clear but he will be kept under monitoring.
Kindly send your love and prayers to Minjun. He must be in a lot of pain.
Please remember the members too. Junho is having a very hard time already. During the concert, he used to get only 30 minutes worth of sleep for the entire day because of the schedule of rehearsals, then concerts and then the drama shooting. He was shaken by the accident and was seen crying when they carried MJ away. The other members also need a lot of your love and support. They are all under a lot of stress.
Let’s send Jun. K lots of good wishes and prayers for quick recovery. Let’s send wishes and strength to members.
You can send them messages on Twitter. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you could send your messages to me. And I will tweet them with your names (if you want me tpo display them).
“It was an actual house built around the 1930-40s. However, since it was an old house, the structure wasn’t right for me. It was difficult to film because of the height of the ceiling and also the lack of leg room. There was a scene when I had to walk out the door. But I happened to bang my head so hard that I alarmed everyone.” - Taecyeon, 2PM