u cannot compare someone leaving a group to someone dying. i feel for hanbin and i support him but i cannot sit back and watch so many people compare his situation to jonghyun’s.
jonghyun is not ur poster boy for depression and we as a community really need to stop bringing him into every single situation that he doesn’t need to be brought into. he didn’t need to be compared to seungri. he didn’t need to be used to defend bang chan. and he doesn’t need his situation compared to hanbin’s. jonghyun is not a name u can just throw into ur tweet whenever u feel like it bc u know it’ll turn heads.
u cannot compare jonghyun’s suicide to a termination of contract/leave from a group. it really makes me a little bit sick to see so many people throwing his name around so flippantly. kris, tao, and luhan are still alive, very successful, and living their lives. jonghyun is not. and i cannot believe shawols still have to say this.
the two situations are completely incomparable. and all this really shows is that u people see the word depression and jump to mention jonghyun - effectively reducing him to his struggle and that makes me so sad. jonghyun is more than his depression and he’s more than just a name u can use at ur leisure for brownie points.
something else i noticed on twitter was that a lot of the people making these tweets were in fact shawols? and that just. absolutely floored me. i don’t understand how u can be a shawol and compare these situations. i really don’t.
so please, anyone who sees this, shawol or not: don’t bring jonghyun into this. we are asking u to leave his name out of where it doesn’t belong. stop treating him like ur depression poster child. and please do not compare his death to a group disbanding or a member of a group leaving. it’s incredibly disrespectful. please stop.