WINNER Song Mino showed off his eloquence and rendered Kang Ho-dong speechless.
On November 9th, WINNER member Song Mino appeared as a guest on the talk show “Just Come Out” (literal translation), which was broadcast on Naver NOW.
In the episode, Kang Ho-dong said, “Min-ho’s courage is amazing. It’s so amazing that I can’t wait to see it for so long. Can you live without seeing me?”, to which Song Mino replied, “It’s not like we see each other every day as a family. Family will be with you even when they are far away. We are a real family.”
Then, Kang Ho-dong said, “Did you abandon your entertainment brothers because you are standing on the same level with Yoo Ah-in now? Now that you have debuted as a movie star, would entertainment completely disappear from your memory? Will you cut off us brothers because you have ‘celebrity disease?’ Is that what you do to repay our love? I haven’t given you anything.”
At this, Song Mino smartly embarrassed Kang Ho-dong by answering, “So, how can I repay you if I haven’t received anything? The manager suddenly said Ho-dong hyung is going to take on a new project. What is it, something OTT? Are you saying I’m leaving? But hyung always calls me whenever he takes on something new.”
Kang Ho-dong bursted into laughter at the revelation, and tried to rectify things by explaining every word, but failed and apologized, saying “I’m sorry.”
Then, Song Mino claimed that Kang Ho-dong was gaslighting him, expressing “I feel like I’m still being hurt. When he sees me after a long time, he embraces me while saying that I am his younger brother, and that’s it. Then, after a half a year, he comes back to the manager.”
At this, Kang Ho-dong countered by saying, “Even if you don’t see me often, family is family.”
After that, Kang Ho-dong had time to check Song Mino’s pre-interview answers.
Song Mino made a straightforward remark that Yoo Jae-suk is No.1 in terms of entertainment shows, not Kang Ho-dong. Song Mino was nervous about Kang Ho-dong’s reaction but still joked, “It can’t be helped. You have to accept it.” Kang Ho-dong made everyone laugh by replying, “Jae-suk is completely open-minded.”