Many netizens pointed out that even with other artists, Sunghoon’s greetings don’t seem to be sincere.
ENHYPEN’s Sunghoon is currently involved in a controversy over his attitude on a Korean online community. Sunghoon is currently the MC of the weekly music show Music Bank along with Jang Wonyoung (I’VE). However, when compared to his female co-host, Sunghoon is called out on his ‘half-hearted’ greetings towards other artists.
On the latest episode of “Music Bank” broadcast on November 12, TWICE performed their new title track “SCIENTIST” and also had an interview with the duo of MCs. However, after finishing the interview, the viewers noticed that Sunghoon only bobbed his head to greet TWICE instead of bowing like Jang Wonyoung. This situation makes many netizens uncomfortable because TWICE is a major senior who debuted 5 years before Sunghoon (TWICE debuted in 2015 while ENHYPEN debuted in 2020).
Notably, Korean netizens also pointed out some other Music Bank interviews to prove that TWICE was not the only artist that Sunghoon greeted in this controversial way. The member of ENHYPEN also failed to bow properly after interviews with both female and male groups, namely LIGHTSUM and The Boyz. Although fans still defend Sunghoon, many Korean netizens believe that he needs to improve his greetings to be more sincere. Some viewers also claim that Sunghoon should learn from the previous Music Bank’s MC who is his senior from the same company, TXT’s Soobin, to do better.
“I don’t even know if he greeted them or not ㅋㅋㅋ”
“Sunghoon greeted The Boyz a few times on the encore stage today. Also, he kept greeting other artists during the interview even when they couldn’t see him. He always tries his best to make eye contact with them.”
“This case is legendary”
“Fans keep saying he’s only like that to female idols but in reality he has the same attitude towards The Boyz ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ He’s probably greeting the atmosphere”
“But it’s true that Sunghoon doesn’t greet seniors properly… Not only with female idols but also with male idols, he just nods slightly.”
“Isn’t it true that he doesn’t greet people properly? If he’s an MC, he should appropriately greet the singers. It’s the first time I’ve seen an MC who is a rookie idol with such a poor attitude.”
“He’s so different from Soobin. Can’t the show change the MC again…”