Okay. First of all, STOP. The fact that this kind of rumour is coming NOT from the Korean side seems RIDICULOUS to me. I think sometimes international fans forget that they are international fans. Meaning, OUTSIDE Korea. Meaning, you don’t get FIRST HAND information. Meaning, THINGS GET DISTORTED AND YOU CANNOT RELY ON THEM.
Not a SINGLE Korean Hottest that I know left the fandom or turned away from Khun after the accident. Quite the opposite, the Khun-stans that I know become even more supportive of him. If Korean fans leave fandom, it’s usually for personal reasons, not because of some random accident. We are all humans, we all make mistakes. And saying something like “they don’t cheer for Khun, how can they call themselves fans”, is way over your jurisdiction as an international Hottest. Because all we do, is sit in front of our computer screens, and wait for the pictures and news that are posted by KOREAN Hottest, who don’t eat (that’s why 2PM feeds them), and don’t sleep, and ruin their health just so they could take a picture, or be with 2PM and support them. Fangirling is serious business. And in my opinion, saying something like “Hottest are too quiet during Khun’s part” is a direct INSULT to Korean Hottest, because they are the ones who have been waiting for him the most.
Next, how can you conclude something just by watching a TV broadcast? Do you know how cheers get into the TV broadcast? There are special microphones right in front of the audience, and the sound engineer edits the sounds before they go online. TV stations could MUTE the fans if they wanted to. And besides, I don’t see where this comes from really. Is it because Hottest scream real hard during Khun’s part in Without You? That comes with the background story, and actually each song has something special, just like Hottest screaming their heads off during Wooyoung’s part in Hands Up. How come no one said that Hottest cheer “only for Wooyoung” on Hands Up then?
The bottom line is that, Korean Hottest support Khun with all their hearts, he is not treated badly, STOP SPREADING RUMOURS about things YOU DON’T KNOW. Unless you are in Korea and you speak Korean, refrain from making bold statements that make other old-timers feel bitter.
P.S. If my opinion is not enough on this, I recommend checking out Wild2Day’s admin post on the same issue: