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This needs to be said and I’m tagging everyone on this because its more than Jonghyun

According to a Dispatch interview with a close friend of Jonghyun, he died feeling like a failure and that he couldn’t live up to expectations. Can we please stop putting these idols on pedestals so high that the moment they don’t do as well, they feel like they will plummet into nothing? I would rather have my favorite groups announce they were never going release music again if it meant that they could focus on themselves and live happy lives. At the end of the day, I don’t need a new album. I don’t need a world tour. But what I do need is for my faves to get physical and mental rest. And to know that sales and views dont matter. What does matter, at least to me, is their happiness, them knowing their worth, and that they are enough. Jonghyun didn’t deserve to feel like he wasn’t enough, and no other idol should.

— korean phrases you can say/tweet to your idols to make them feel loved/better๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’•

- Hang in there! 

• 힘내세요! 

 - Thank you for always giving us good music 

• 항상 좋은 음악을 줘서 고마워요 

 - You’re a special person 

• 당신은 소중한 사람이에요 

 - Oppa/Unnie hang in there, we’re by your side 

•오빠/언니 힘내세요 우리가 있자나요

 - I’ll always support you 

•난 항상 응원 할게요 

 - Please rest well 

• 푹 쉬세요

 - You’re unique 

• 당신이 독특합니다 

 - Eat well 

• 잘 먹어요 

 - You’re my angel

 • 너는 나의 천사 

 - Please be happy 

• 행복하세요 

 - You’re very handsome

 • 진짜 잘생겼다 

 - Please don’t lose any weight 

 • 살빼지마세요 

 - You’re the light in my dark world

 • 너는 네 어두운 세상에 빛이에요

 •팬들을 생각해줘서 고마워요. 

Thank you for thinking of your fans. 

 •목소리가 정말 달콤해요 / 섹시 

Your voice is so sweet/ sexy.

 •언제나 응원하는 거 알죠? 

You know I’m always on your side, right? 

 •실수해도 괜찮아요. 

It’s ok if you make a mistake. 

 •웃음을 잃지 말아요. 

Don’t forget to smile. 

 •덕분에 매일 행복해요. 

Thanks to you, I am happy every day. 

 •어떻게 그렇게 (예뻐요/ 멋져요/ 잘생겼어요/ 웃겨요/ 재밌어요)? 

How can you be so (pretty/cool/handsome/hilarious/funny)? 

 •날마다 오빠들이 행복했으면 좋겠어요. 오빠들 장난치는 걸 보면 저까지 덩달아 즐거워지더라구요. 

Be happy everyday because your jokes really lift up my moods all the time. 

 •늘 진실된 모습으로 있어줘서 고마워요! 

Thank you for being the true you! 

 •기쁨가득한날을 보냈으면 좋겠어요. 많이사랑해요. 건강하고 많이쉬세요 Trans: I hope you have a wonderful day full of joy. I love you very much. Stay healthy and rest lots! 

 •우리 항상 네 곁에 있을게요 

- we will always be by your side 

 •역시 최고이다! 

- as excepted, you’re the best! 

 •이 노래 정말 좋아요 

- this song is really good 

 •이 노래 너무 좋아해요 

- i love this song very much 

 •좋은 음악을 줘서 고마워요 

- thank you for giving us good music

 •본인을잘챙겨주세요. 힘들게노력하는것을알고있으니까 많이 걱정하기도하지만 뿌듯해요. 당신이 건강하고 행복할때 우리팬들도 가장행복해요 

 Pls take care of yourselves we know u work very hard and this makes us both very proud and worried. ur fans are happiest when u are happy n healthy 

 •너 아직 먹었 니? 제발 스스로 돌봐! : Have you eaten yet? Please take care of yourself! 

 •나는 너를 꼭 잡고 싶다 : I want to hold you tight 

•안녕 내 사랑! : Hello my love 

 •당신은 천사 야! : You’re an angel 

 - You’re the light in my dark world • 너는 네 어두운 세상에 빛이에요 

 • 사랑해 - I love you 


Can 2018 be the end of fanwars? The end of comparison of groups? The end of hate altogether?

This should be a reminder that it doesn’t matter who has more daesangs on display. It doesn’t matter if your faves are popular or not. It doesn’t matter. None of it does.

What matters is love. Support. Kindness.

What matters is that our idols are human too. They feel sadness, lonlieness, and worthlessness as well as happiness and laughter. They can be in a stadium with 20,000 people yet feel alone standing on that stage with their members; their fans right in front of them.


-Idols get the mental treatment they need.

-Idols won’t get bashed for every little thing.

-Idols don’t need to change their appearance and can be confident the way they want to be.

-Idols can take breaks and are not forced to do stuff they don’t want to.

-Idols can date whoever whenever they want to and they don’t get judged or hate for it.

-Idols can just be normal human beings and be treated like them.

All humans, all of us chase achievements. Kim Jonghyun is no exception. 

He has failed and he has achieved, he has made and he has broken. It is important that we realize the brightest smiles have seen the darkest days. You might be streaming an MV, you might be editing a picture or a GIF, you might be writing a fanfiction or merely idling in front of your screen- but take this time and stop, not only to mourn but to come together not as “ARMYs, EXO-Ls, or STARLIGHTS supporting SHAWOLS”. Come together as individual entities and come together as humanity because somewhere Jonghyun’s need of love and support has remained denied or neglected. Depression is a very serious issue and let us take this moment and use this platform made for billions to reach out to them and tell them we’re here for you. 

Let us forget fandoms and biases, let us forget our differences and forget who won how many daesangs. There are people awake at 3AM in the morning fighting sleep just to stay with their friends across the world a little longer and walk hand in hand in their loss and pain. What are fanwars, when we breathe the same air and shed the same blood? Let us stop and let us learn, let us love each other a little more, get the toxic out of our systems and let there not be a second Jonghyun sacrificing his life. Let us show all is not lost and that we are stronger now, and that music transcends language and language transcends friendships. 

Let us take this time to show Jonghyun he is loved and he is treasured- as an artist, as a stepping stone to K-Pop, as an inspiration, as a son, as a brother and as a human being.

Kim Jonghyun is a hero. 

Not was, but is. For only his body has left us but we will keep his music and his kindness alive forever.

May his soul rest in peace.

Yo fam we ought to talk. Don’t expect rock hard abs from idols. When they lift their shirts up- hope to see a nice plump lil tumtum from eating good and staying healthy m8. Aight? Aight.