Min-hyuk, a member of idol group MONSTA X, argued that idol groups should remain politically neutral.
SBS Power FM “Kim Young-chul’s Power FM”, which aired on Nov 23rd, featured 5 members, except Shownu who is serving as a social service agent in the military, of the 7-year-old idol boy group MONSTA X. On the same day, DJ Kim young-chul talked about a video of MONSTA X appearing on MBC’s “The Manager” in December last year.
In the video, Min-hyuk, Ki-hyun and I.M were watching reports about the U.S. presidential election in which Biden and Trump went against each other. Ki-hyun then asked who the U.S. president would be. I.M. and Min-hyuk said Trump, while Ki-hyun said that Biden’s approval rating was high.
Min-hyuk suddenly said, “But idols shouldn’t talk about politics. Let’s skip the topic. Idols should be neutral,” he said with a smile. After the video, Kim Young-chul then asked Min-hyuk, “Do you still think the same?”
Min-hyuk replied, “I think idols should keep it neutral on the outside even though I’ve already had my decision in my heart,” and said that he still hasn’t changed his opinion about this.
Meanwhile, MONSTA X recently released their 10th mini-album “No Limit” on Nov 19th and is currently promoting their comeback.