Former idol and rising actor Rowoon is gaining more attention from the Kpop community. Unfortunately, he got this massive attention through backlash and criticism. This controversy occurred after Rowoon was seen performing together on stage with one of SF9 members. So, what happened to SF9 Rowoon, and why did he face such unexpected backlashes? Join us as we unravel the complete story behind all the criticisms.
Idol Rowoon Returns: Performing Together as a Unit with SF9 Members
FNC Entertainment, the agency that helms idol group SF9 and former member turned actor Rowoon, recently hosted a year-end concert.
On December 16th, FNC Entertainment brought together all its artists for a grand event, “FNC Kingdom” concert.
This “FNC Kingdom” concert, a signature event of FNC Entertainment, showcases the talents of its artists. It serves as a platform for different acts under the FNC umbrella to perform and collaborate. These events, offering a blend of individual and group performances, are usually a hit among fans.
Unfortunately, while the event successfully concluded, it sparked criticisms and controversies after fans witnessed Rowoon return as an idol and perform on stage.
Rowoon’s Performance Sparks Controversy
The “FNC Kingdom” concert features various musicians, including CNBLUE, FT Island, and SF9. During this spectacular concert, former member Rowoon unexpectedly performed with one of SF9 members. And this resulted in shocking reactions from fans.
Their unit stage performance is usually a common practice in Kpop concerts. However, it surprisingly became a topic of debate. Kpop communities are buzzing with opinions, diving into the details of the performance and its implications.
Four years ago, the same song actually appeared at the “FNC Kingdom” concert. However, this time, fans were not expecting Rowoon to actually come up and share the stage with one of SF9 members. Hence, the situation became awkward because while Rowoon is still an actor under FNC Entertainment, he had expressed his strong will to leave SF9.
The situation became an even stronger controversy after a recent statement from Rowoon regarding his departure from SF9.
“I really want to get past my shortcomings. This year, I’m 27, and I plan to keep acting for many years. My goal is to earn recognition, and I know I need to face criticism to get there. So, I’m pushing myself to improve in areas where I lack confidence.
I understand that some might feel let down by my decision [of leaving SF9]. However, I see these challenges as necessary. I believe that making tough choices and helping others see my perspective can be a great way to grow.”Rowoon.
Fans Complaints to FNC for Letting Rowoon Perform with SF9 Members
Due to his unexpected performance, fans and the Kpop community protested via online communities. They criticized FNC Entertainment for letting Rowoon perform with one of SF9 members even though he had left the group. According to the fans, FNC Entertainment had crossed the line by doing so.
- “It’s definitely the agency’s mistake,”
- “Why did they feel the need to show they’re still friendly after his departure?”
- “It’s odd to see them perform together, even if they’re still friends post-departure,”
- “As a Rowoon fan, I was happy to see him sing, but he probably should’ve had his own stage,”
- “It seems fans really dislike seeing the group with an ex-member,”
- “FNC just doesn’t get it,”
- “I’ve never witnessed a former group member perform with the current lineup.”
- “The concert was meant for the fans, and their disapproval shows how odd the decision was.”
- “They might be friends behind the scenes, but doing this publicly is strange, especially after he left the group.”
- “FNC clearly doesn’t understand the situation, shaking my head,”
- “Why not just give Rowoon a solo performance? This is just ridiculous.”
- “It looks like neither Rowoon’s nor SF9’s fans appreciated this.”
Finally, what about you? Do you agree with the criticism leveled against FNC Entertainment, or do you see their decision in a different light? How do you think such situations should be handled in the future? Your perspectives are valuable to us so please share them in the comments.
Meanwhile, here’s Rowoon’s performance at the concert.
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