earlier today i saw a few articles on shindong on allkpop/koreaboo, and it made me so happy to see that. but the excitement was ruined when half the comments on each article are about how shindong “disrespects women”, “fat shames” and is a “misogynistic pig”…
like, yeah i get that what he said was sexist and hypocritical, but he’d already apologized for it after the intense backlash he got, not to mention that this issue was SEVEN YEARS AGO. everyone is so ready to hate on him that they ignore the fact that he’s apologized and hasn’t made a single comment of the sort since his mistake, choosing to repeatedly bring this one mistake up and crucify him over it.
on all three articles i typed comments to explain why people really should let it go, but it feels like people are never going to let this go. is it because he’s a fat idol? is it because he’s a super junior member? or is it because they just don’t want to accept that he’s apologized and want to continue hating on him with any excuse they can pull?
at the time he definitely deserved the criticism and callouts, but not anymore. if other idols’ offensive comments and mistakes can be forgiven after they’ve apologized and it’s been years since their last mistake, why isn’t that the same case for shindong? literally what excuse do any haters have that explain why shindong doesn’t deserve a second chance, but everyone else who made similar - or even worse - mistakes do?
i’m so mad and upset that people can be this petty. no one should be defined by their mistakes, and this case should apply to everyone. if other people can be given second chances, then shindong should be given one too. why can’t people just leave super junior members alone?