Zero Base One member Park Gunwook has been criticised by some netizens for his comments about the Korea-Japan soccer match. He found himself embroiled in controversy over his remarks about maintaining “neutrality” during the Korea-Japan soccer match. Read More on BlurStory – Blackpink Jennie Continues to Work Hard Despite Contract Renewal Uncertainty
A day before Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer final. Park Gunwook said through Bubble Live, a communication channel with fans, that he would watch the match and turn it on live so that he could watch it with fans. However, he later turned on the live broadcast again and revealed that he could not watch soccer together, saying, “Because it is a match between Korea and Japan and idols must remain neutral.”
The remarks drew both negative and positive reactions from netizens. Some netizens criticised the singer for his comment on maintaining neutrality. However, some other netizens said that it is a “sensitive reaction” and that they understand the position since the idol is gaining popularity both countries domestically and internationally.
As the controversy surrounding Park Geon Wook’s remarks simmers, fans and the public continue to debate the role of idols in such situations and the expectations placed on them.