Hansol- Topp Dogg
I have only ever heard of Topp Dogg, and I dont know who Hansol is. But there has been a lot of talk going around his instagram video where he implied he was contemplating suicide.
I dont know his story, but I could clearly see how distressed he was. It made me realize just how much we dont know about idols. It hit me that everything we see about them to an extent is fake. We dont know anything about them. Their personal struggles, their health issues, things that bother and hurt them will always be unknown to us. And that makes me feel useless because I love these idols, and I wanna help them and talk to them but I cant. Not only because I dont speak the language, but because I am essentially nothing in their world. I literally feel useless at times when it comes to showing my support to the idols I love so much.
I get that they are idols and have to abide by certain rules and stuff.. But whats the point if they become depressed? I mean I am sure a lot of us know how much depression sucks. And Hansol is definitely depressed, he doesnt need a clinical diagnosis for that. Its not just him, look at what happened to T.O.P. Yes that was a different situation but its not hidden that he has mental health issues too. They are worked to the point of exhaustion and beyond and to levels where their health is in danger.
My point is that as fans the least we can do for them is show them support. Be happy for them when they are happy, even if they get into a relationship. It doesn’t matter what group you support, just make sure not to leave any member out. Support them not just for their looks, but because they are great artists but even better human beings. Lets not put one idol down because he/she is not your bias. Its okay to have biases, I have mine, but don’t put another member down or demean them because your bias is “better” than them at this or that.
ALSO, if you can send a kind message to Hansol on his instagram to show you care even if you dont know him/support topp dogg. I did, and it might just help him if we show him he isnt alone in this battle.