Super Junior Donghae Faces Backlash For Posting THIS On Instagram: ‘I Thought He’s Decent’

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Donghae’s Instagram Stories garnered criticism and ignited a forum discussion, where netizens chewed over the idol’s “unexpected” behavior.

Here’s what happened.

Super Junior Donghae Faces Backlash For Posting THIS On Instagram: 'I Thought He's Decent'
(Photo : Instagram: @leedonghae)

Super Junior D&E’s ‘JiJiBe’ Controversy Fueled Further by Donghae’s ‘Problematic’ Instagram Story

On March 25, netizens gathered in an online thread, titled, “The Male Idol Fighting With His Fans.”

The author recalled the newest controversial title of Super Junior D&E’s newest single “GiJiBe.”

According to Korean netizens, “Gijibe,” the Korean title of “GGB,” has a derogatory history in its context, since the word seemingly connotes “bratty girl” or “b**ch.”

Super Junior D&E Latest Lead Single Draws Backlash for Controversial Title — Here's Why
(Photo : Super Junior D&E on X)

The title has since generated outrage across online communities including platform X (Twitter), where netizens expressed their frustration towards the “distasteful” title choice.

Since the backlash reached a boiling point, the matter eventually caught the attention of ODE Entertainment. The agency released an official statement and apologized for the issue.

The author recounted:

“It’s related to the song title that D&E released (t/n: covered here, Jijibe is kind of derogatory towards women, similar to b**ch/bratty pest)

They were removed from Korean music shows and the company released a feedback.”

Super Junior Donghae Faces Backlash For Posting THIS On Instagram: 'I Thought He's Decent'
(Photo : TheQoo)

“Hello. This is ODE Entertainment.

Firstly, we would like to thank the fans who have been loving and supporting Super Junior D&E. We acknowledged the issues surrounding the upcoming album’s title song ‘GGB’ and held thorough meetings with the artists.

‘GGB’ is a song that reflects the feelings of missing an ex-girlfriend in a more comfortable setting with cute lyrics. We had no intention to use the term negatively.

However, we apologize that we didn’t consider that there would be varying opinions about the term’s usage, given the change of time, and that there could be people who might feel uncomfortable.

We discussed many ways, but there are restrictions because the project is already almost complete. We have decided to cancel upcoming music show appearances after hearing different opinions internally. But we are still going to release all the prepared content.

We ask for your understanding and apologize to the fans who were anticipating this comeback. Once again, we are thankful for your continued support. Thank you.”

OP then turned to Donghae’s posts on his official social media accounts, specifically his Instagram Stories, which laid emphasis on the controversial title.

“But right after that, this is what the member released on his SNS.”

Super Junior Donghae Faces Backlash For Posting THIS On Instagram: 'I Thought He's Decent'
(Photo : TheQoo)

 

Translation: “Jijibe is too pretty. Jijibes are too pretty GGB let’s hit daebak!”

“He keeps pushing us the lyrics that are being controversial. The fans are all getting a reality slap.”

Super Junior Donghae Faces Backlash For Posting THIS On Instagram: 'I Thought He's Decent'
(Photo : TheQoo)
  • “At this rate, I’ve shown too much affection for Donghae.”
  • “I don’t know, I’ll just remove my brain and leave.”
  • “Can they at least change the digital version?”
  • “Meanwhile, he’s proudly showing off Jijibe with blue hearts.”
  • “Are they living in a different world?”
  • “What’s up with Donghae’s IG.”
  • “I don’t understand why they wrote these lyrics and stayed silent.”

Meanwhile, others were shocked that such posts came from an idol like Donghae, who according to many, has had a decent image.

  • “That’s Donghae? He had this kind of image?”
  • “If Kim Heechul was like that, people wouldn’t even be shocked, but because it’s from Donghae, it’s so unexpected.”
  • “I thought Donghae was the only decent person in SuJu, but as expected they’re all trash.”
  • “Not gonna lie this is surprising for me. I always thought he was one of the two decent members of SuJu. Disappointing!”

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********] Israel Monte