Many Knets believe that Soobin (TXT) is a fan of this Kpop girl group, but others think that the male idol is simply doing his job.
Being a Kpop idol is not an easy job, especially when every smallest action of them can be inspected and turn into an unnecessary controversy. The latest situation involving Soobin (TXT) is an example. A topic of discussion for Korean netizens has arisen after the male idol accidentally revealed his phone screen while watching a K-pop girl group.
Specifically, on September 3, a fansite posted a photo of Soobin on his way to ‘Music Bank‘ (KBS), where the male idol is in charge of being the weekly MC. The fansite masternim also wrote the caption: ‘As expected of our professional MC-Kong!’ (*Kong means Bean, which is Soobin’s nickname).
In the photo, Soobin is holding his phone and turning the screen towards the camera, so fans quickly noticed something interesting. Soobin was watching the girl group fromis_9’s performance of the song ‘Talk & Talk‘ on ‘M! Countdown’.
This photo later became a trending topic among Knets, mainly because they were curious why Soobin was comfortably watching fromis_9‘s performance on his way to work, without being worried of the cameras surrounding him. Some Knets think that Soobin is definitely a fan of fromis_9.
There are also people who think that Soobin was watching fromis_9’s stage to get to know the group because they have recently become artists under the same company. On August 16, fromis_9 reportedly moved to Pledis Entertainment to continue their activities after 4 years since debut. This means that the ‘Idol School‘ girl group is now under the management of HYBE Labels.
However, there are some netizens that went overboard and speculated that Soobin might be dating a fromis_9 member. This has irritated many fans because Soobin was simply watching a girl group’s stage and there was nothing serious about the situation to be twisted to that extent.
Some comments from Knets:
- Oh, so Soobin is a fan of fromis_9 now?
- I wonder who Soobin likes in fromis_9?
- Is this photo real? Why is he so comfortable showing his screen?
- Reminds me of Haechan following ITZY’s account!! Is he dating someone?!
- Turns out Soobin likes to watch girl groups like fromis_9.
- They’re under HYBE together now, so it’s easier to date.
- fromis_9 just joined Pledis but they’re already close already?
- They’re under the same company right now?!! Who knows, they might be dating!
According to fans, Soobin is currently an MC for ‘Music Bank’, so he has to learn about other groups to prepare for the MC’s talks. On the same day (September 3), the 2 MCs, Soobin and Arin, had an interview with fromis_9. As usual, MCs often find out the information about the songs that will be performed on the show and even have to learn the choreographies beforehand so that they could lead the conversations smoothly. Therefore, it was the reason why Soo Bin watched the fromis_9’s stage on ‘M! Countdown’ on the way to his schedule.
In addition, many netizens think that it doesn’t matter whether Soobin watched the video for his job as an MC or just because he likes this girl group. KPOP idols are also human, and they have the right to watch their favorite KPOP stages. This also explains why many KPOP idols know the songs and the choreographies of their fellow groups.
Some comments from netizens:
– The MCs of Music Bank have to dance to the songs every time they hold a comeback interview. That’s why Soobin had to watch fromis_9’s performance prior to his Music Bank schedule. I hope people will not misunderstand his action!
– That photo was taken on September 3. He was preparing for the interview of this girl group.
– Oh, people are attacking Soobin just because he is working hard as an MC for Music Bank… I can’t understand your logic!
– Whoever spreads these rumors, get ready to be sued by Big Hit!
– Even if he watched the video because he likes it, there’s no big deal… Many idols also watch their fellows’ stages.
The fansite who took this picture also tweeted to explain that Soobin watched the clip of fromis_9 just because he was preparing for his MC talks. However, due to the intense responses from netizens and fans, the tweet was deleted.