EXO Baekhyun faced criticism from some netizens after he took a photo with a cigarette pack on the table.
Recently, a photo of EXO Baekhyun was posted on a man’s Instagram account. This man is presumed to have connections with various celebrities and is speculated to be a staff member or an industry insider.
While dining together, Baekhyun took a selfie with this man. Some netizens shifted their focus to the cigarette and lighter placed on the table, wondering if Baekhyun was smoking.
A netizen expressed disappointment, “Was Baekhyun smoking? He wasn’t like that. Explain yourself.“
To address the controversy, the man in the photo reposted the photo, adjusting the angle to hide the cigarette, but the original photo already spread on various social media platforms.
Fortunately, not all Baekhyun’s fans find this problematic. They defended Baekhyun with comments such as, “Baekhyun is over 30. Let him smoke if he wants,” and “What’s the problem with a 31-year-old adult smoking?“
On a related note, EXO member D.O. recently faced criticism related to indoor smoking. D.O. was caught smoking an e-cigarette in a music show waiting room and thus received a fine for the violation.