The feelings before enlisting of VIXX Ravi (Kim Won Sik), who is suspected of draft evasion, are attracting attention once again.
It is reported that Ravi, who touched many people by saying goodbye in tears ahead of his enlistment, avoided active duty through a military service broker.
Although it is still a suspicion and has not been confirmed as true, some netizens expressed disappointment and betrayal after rewatching the video of Ravi’s feelings before enlisting.
A video of KBS 2TV’s entertainment program “1 Night 2 Days” season 4, which aired in May last year, was shared on domestic online communities such as DC Inside Gallery on Jan 12th.
It was a farewell special episode that was decorated when Ravi, who had been a fixed member for 3 years, left the program ahead of his enlistment.
In this broadcast, Ravi said goodbye to the members and expressed his regret through a handwritten letter, stimulating many viewers’ tears.
At that time, he said, “You’re shocked, aren’t you? As much as we’ve grown closer, I have many things I want to say. But if I don’t write it down in advance, I’m worried that I won’t be able to deliver my thoughts, so I’m writing this letter.“
Ravi called the names of “1 Night 2 Days” members Yeon Jung Hoon, Kim Jong Min, Moon Se Yoon, DinDin (Lim Cheol), Na In Woo and the production team one by one. He cried, “I knew this day would come one day, but time flew, and my farewell trip has come.“
He confessed, “Before I met 1 Night 2 Days, the world was too difficult for me. I couldn’t become close with the world. There were a lot of places I hadn’t gone to and a lot of food I hadn’t eaten. I often couldn’t breathe because of my panic attack.“
Ravi continued, “But thanks to 1 Night 2 Days, I changed. Since three years ago, when I started as the youngest of the team and met In Woo who is younger than me, I found the only place that I can be pampered and rely on. I spent my time more comfortably than anywhere else. To the point that I wonder whether I’ll be able to act this immature and laugh carefreely while acting foolishly. I felt a lot of special emotions.“
He shed tears, “Because I was with you, I was fine with sleeping outdoors. Because I was with you, I was fine with not eating. Because I was with you, I could make it until now. I really like watching 1 Night 2 Days. The biggest reason is when you guys look at me, I can see that your eyes are full of affection. Seeing those eyes made me incredibly happy.“
He joked, “I’m sad and I want to write a really long letter so that the time reading it prolongs forever. But even if I do that, it will be aired surprisingly short on TV.“
Ravi wrapped up the letter, “Thank you so much for treasuring me and teaching me for the past three years. I’ll miss you so much. I was happy to be your Crazy Ravi. I love you so much.“
All the members also cried at Ravi’s sincere words.
DinDin said, “I’m really sad at the fact that he can’t enjoy the happiness of being on the show.” Moon Se Yoon comforted the members, “We’ll see each other soon enough.“
Kim Jong Min recalled the past, “I went to the military in between while I was on 1 Night 2 Days. But you are going to the military after doing much better than I did. I just went thoughtlessly. They didn’t send me off. They told me to get off the show, so I left quickly.” He added, “So this is my small wish. Rather than that, I hope Ravi will come back safely and in a healthy state and join us back on the show.“