Yesterday, while pointing out what fucking dumbasses netizens were being about Jung Hyung Don‘s return from hiatus after dealing with panic disorder, I surmised that his exit was likely less about him trying to specifically insult ‘Infinite Challenge‘ fans and more about the show being an enormous pressure on him.
These are, of course, ‘Infinite Challenge‘ fans for the most part. Which is hilarious, of course. Because rather than him fabricating a mental disorder in a country that’s not really the most progressive on that front and being the ultimate con man, it sure seems a lot more logical to believe that it was the pressure of doing ‘Infinite Challenge’ as a show and dealing with its fans that was weighing on him and causing him anxiety specifically because of bullshit like this.
Jung Hyung Don recently told the press basically about as much.
Upon being asked about his feelings regarding his return, Jung Hyung Don answered, “I’m dazed. I’m not sure if it’s right to film today. I feel like I might completely ruin the broadcast but I will work hard.” He further explained why he chose to return through “Weekly Idol” and said, “I picked it because I think it’s a program that has less psychological burden and I could do it well. I’m nervous. I couldn’t sleep well last night.”
Nobody (comparatively speaking) gives a fuck about ‘Weekly Idol‘ and he’s already still stressed out about it after all the time off, so imagine what he was going through before all this for shows like ‘Infinite Challenge’. It’s no wonder he needed to leave for the sake of his health.
And yet, in the end, he still apologizes to fans of ‘Infinite Challenge’, because that’s what he has to do as a celebrity.
Jung Hyung Don also apologized to fans for leaving “Infinite Challenge” and stated, “[Fans] looked forward to [me returning], so I’m sorry. Because I am inadequate… I wil show support too. Thank you and sorry.”
Now let’s check on the netizen reaction to Jung Hyung Don, because surely they’re more understanding than yesterday and … oh fuck off.
He made it seem like he left ‘Infinity Challenge’ because he was sick so fans were all so worried and quietly waiting for him… but all we got were pictures of him going around on vacation and calling it ‘treatment’. Fans were all waiting for ‘Infinity Challenge’ but he randomly announces that he’s going to write a web movie and release a song with Defconn and IU ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Pretends to have a mental disorder when he wants a break ㅋㅋㅋㅋ panic disorder ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ since when did Korea allow stars with mental illnesses on TV anyway? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Claimed to have a panic disorder but went to vacation in Australia and do all the fun things he’s wanted to do and now he’s back to singing and writing a movie. What a freaking joke.
This is basically the general consensus, and it’s honestly unreal. Just staggering how people either don’t get it or pretend not to get it because they’re salty about their show.
Really he deserves a ton of credit for even being able to get back in front of the camera after just like a year off, but instead he gets accused of faking his disorder, mocked for his choices, and harassed by morons.