ZEROBASEONE Zhang Hao Slammed for Insensitive Reply to Fan’s Worries

ZEROBASEONE’s center Zhang Hao is drawing backlash for his insensitive reply to a fan’s worries and concerns.

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ZEROBASEONE is undoubtedly one of the most beloved fifth-generation boy groups at the moment. After their successful debut with “In Bloom,” the members are only going up. One of the most popular members is Zhang Hao, who debuted as the center of the group after ranking number one on “Boys Planet.”

Now, however, the male idol is under controversy for his reply to a ZEROSE.

ZEROBASEONE Zhang Hao Draws Flak for Insensitive Reply to Fan’s Worries

On April 2, 2024, a post titled “What do you think of his reply?” was shared on the popular South Korean online community forum, Nate Pann.

In the post, the original poster uploaded a screenshot of Zhang Hao’s interaction with a fan on Bubble. The fan shared a post that read, “I have to study and work on my assignments. Living as a university is so hard.”

In response to this, Zhang Hao replied, “Try living the life of an idol.” The OP slammed the idol for his response, asking if it is so hard for him to comfort his fans.

ZEROBASEONE Zhang Hao Slammed for Insensitive Reply to Fan's Worries
ZEROBASEONE Zhang Hao Slammed for Insensitive Reply to Fan’s Worries
(Photo : Nate Pann)

Soon, Korean netizens flooded the comments to criticize the male idol for his actions. Many commented that this is the second time a ZEROBASEONE member has come under fire for rude behavior towards their fans and wondered why the group is “always” trying to pick a fight with their supporters.

Many took the time to criticize male idols as a whole, not just Zhang Hao. In recent times, several male idols have garnered backlash for picking on their fans. They wondered why they would treat fans who spend money on them like that.

ZEROBASEONE Zhang Hao Slammed for Insensitive Reply to Fan's Worries
ZEROBASEONE Zhang Hao Slammed for Insensitive Reply to Fan’s Worries
(Photo : ZEROBASEONE on X)

Some comments read,

  • “No, but why are all male idols like that? Not only him, but my previous bias also used to talk like that. It’s like they feel the need to pick on fans at least once. Why would they talk to their fans, who spend so much money on them, like that? They’re always talking about how hard their lives are.”
  • “What the? ZEROBASEONE again? F*ck, does this team have anger management issues?”
  • “Why are they always trying to pick fights with their fans?”
  • “Imagine talking like that in a public setting… It shows what kind of values he has. The smart ones will leave the fandom.”

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ZEROBASEONE Recent Activities

On March 31, ZEROBASEONE revealed a spoiler film, “Summer Came Early,” at the end of their special stage performance at the 2024 KCON in Hong Kong and announced that they would be releasing a new album in May 2024.

ZEROBASEONE Zhang Hao Slammed for Insensitive Reply to Fan's Worries
ZEROBASEONE Zhang Hao Slammed for Insensitive Reply to Fan’s Worries
(Photo : ZEROBASEONE on X)

On March 7, ZEROBASEONE made their Japanese debut with the single “Yura Yura (Unmei no Hana)” (ゆらゆら -運命の花-) along with its music video. The single was a commercial success, setting a new first-day sales record for a debut single by a K-pop artist in Japan with over 187,000 copies sold.

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It ranked number one on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart with over 302,000 copies sold, making ZEROBASEONE the first foreign artist to sell more than 300,000 copies in the first week with their Japanese debut single.