TXT’s Beomgyu has been criticized by some fans for comments deemed “grossly hostile”.
TXT member Beomgyu recently came under fire from some fans for comments that some see as “grosphobic.”
In celebration of the release of their new album The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION, the members were guests on the KBS show Idol Human Theater.
In the video, the members made a “sketch” showing them celebrating the New Year at their grandmother’s house, where they prepare food and play games.
At one point, the producers asked Beomgyu if there were any eaters among the TXT members.
To which Beomgyu replied: “No no. Half of us are small eaters and [l’autre moitié]… big eaters? What do you call it – pigs! The other half are pigs. »
However, the fact that Beomgyu calls certain members “pigs” didn’t sit well with some fans, who found it grossly phobic.
that’s actually a messed up thing to say pic.twitter.com/F0PYtfRlPg
— ☆ (@sseradoI) January 28, 2023
I can’t believe it’s been years and txt is still making fatphobic comments like this… last time was a month ago? I really love them but it’s time we educate our boys pic.twitter.com/GUuTYggoQF
— Juntz-Maru (@Todayishoon) January 28, 2023
However, other fans came to Beomgyu’s defense. Some fans explained that the term “pig” is often used to describe someone who eats a lot in Korea and isn’t necessarily associated with physical appearance.
it’s not a fat-phobic comment.
You have to pay attention to know the context. The question is who is the big eater in txt and he used the word pig because of a pig’s big eater nature. You can eat anything in front of them, not the fact that someone shapes like a pig. https://t.co/a2nblqptQI
— nin (@bombhyung) January 29, 2023
In addition, Korean fans seized on this moment and did not see any negative connotations.
For example, in one tweet, the general tone praised Beomgyu for being cute for using the word “pig,” which is a simpler expression, adding, “Beomgyu forgot the term big eaters.”
Is TOMORROW BA TOGETHER a news site?
🧸: No, no, this is nothing new. Are you saying it’s a class dinner? Pig ! half the answer
(Beomgyu forgot the word wolverine pic.twitter.com/UESpo0fHUh
— Cherry (@beomzzi) January 28, 2023
Many also shared that the term “pig” is commonly used in Korea, and while it can be considered hurtful and offensive in Western countries, the term is used more loosely by Koreans.
What do you think ?