UP10TION’s Wooshin accused of inappropriately touching IOI’s Somi for … reasons

Wooshin of UP10TION and Somi of IOI host SBS‘s ‘The Show‘ together, but Wooshin is now being accused of inappropriately touching Somi’s breasts in a promo video posted to the official Twitter account for ‘The Show’.

1. [+51, -5] We have no idea if he meant to put his hand there intentionally or not but kids like him definitely meant it ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I’ve had this happen to me a lot and it might not seem like a big deal but it really feels humiliating
2. [+45, -3] I saw this video and he seems to have done it intentionally… Jun Somi looked like she was taken aback by it
3. [+40, -2] Twice…; both times Somi stepped back.. if it was a mistake, he should’ve taken his hand off immediately, what was he doing.. ㅠㅠ

Of course, you can watch and judge for yourself.


Representatives for ‘The Show’ are saying people are misunderstanding, and while netizens aren’t buying it, I’m inclined to agree with the reps.

Just for starters, why would he pick a promo selfie video where the focus is all on them to inappropriately touch her? Most importantly, I simply don’t see what they’re accusing him of. During the first incident, he definitely touches her. However, he’s asking her a question about whether she’s believes in Santa Claus, and as he motions towards her she bends forward and that causes the contact. For the second incident, I’m not sure he even actually touches her. Regardless, he’s asking her if they’re going to do this again next year, and it’s clear that he’s putting his hand out there for a handshake.

I just … I don’t see it.

If I thought Wooshin was being a creep, I’d definitely have no problem calling him out, and I also understand why people would be defensive of Somi, but to me it seems like anything that transpired was definitely unintentional. That doesn’t mean, of course, that Somi can’t feel uncomfortable about what happened anyway. However, we don’t know if that’s the case, and while he likely should be more aware of the space around him since he seems to talk with his hands, trying to end this dude’s career over shit that appears accidental seems ridiculous to me.


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