Seunghan, a member of SM Entertainment’s rising new boy group RIIZE, is facing yet another serious controversy. What’s more appalling is that the new controversy has revealed numerous behind-the-scenes insights into RIIZE Seunghan and his true personality, from allegedly mocking LE SSERAFIM Eunchae to photos of him smoking. Dive deeper into the controversy surrounding RIIZE Seunghan in the following report.
RIIZE Member Seunghan Causes MORE Controversy with His Alleged Bad Personality and Smoking Photos
It has only been a couple of months since their first debut, and members of SM new boy group RIIZE have involved themselves in various scandal and severe controversy.
Despite its promising future and the privilege of having two former NCT members, SM new boy group RIIZE has been damaging its own reputation with continuous scandal and controversy surrounding its members.
A few days ago, a leaked video emerged on the internet, showing a LIVE broadcast between RIIZE Seunghan and TXT Soobin. While the video had caused a stir with various mistranslated versions, the content remains a controversy, especially when it involves RIIZE Seunghan.
Allegedly Mocking TXT Soobin while Involving LE SSERAFIM Eunchae
The initial controversy emerging on social media stated that RIIZE Seunghan had been mocking LE SSERAFIM’s maknae, Hong Eunchae. However, after the detailed translation circulated on social media, more controversy emerged as RIIZE Seunghan apparently mocked TXT Soobin while involving LE SSERAFIM Eunchae.
The original livestream video appeared on November 16 during Instagram LIVE. RIIZE Seunghan and TXT Soobin held this Instagram LIVE that only featured 4 viewers through their alleged personal accounts.
Unexpectedly, someone recorded the livestream and posted the video on social media. The recording revealed a particular conversation where RIIZE Seunghan was jokingly mocking TXT Soobin while mentioning LE SSERAFIM Eunchae.
RIIZE Seunghan : “But it’s a fact, right? You can’t even dance, sing, or rap. You were just all excited because you MC-ed for Music Bank. And you even got to meet our Eunchae!”
TXT Soobin : “Let me show you something…” (turning the camera to make a gesture with his foot)
Uri Eunchae: “Our Eunchae”
While the translation clearly described RIIZE Seunghan mocking TXT Soobin, Korean netizens’ focus was on how he referred to LE SSERAFIM Eunchae as “our” Eunchae.
In South Korea, people usually use the term “uri”—meaning “our”—for people who are closest to them. Parents, siblings, family members, and those who are in close and romantic relationships may refer to the person involved as “uri” (our). For example: “our parents” means my parents. However, they must not use this term to refer to friends or simply casual acquaintances.
Therefore, while saying “our Eunchae”, RIIZE Seunghan implied he has a close relationship with LE SSERAFIM Eunchae. And this upsets many Korean netizens.
- “Wow, this is raw.”
- “Which male idol are they mocking here? LOL. He called Eunchae’ Our Eunchae’? I can’t believe this. Are they related or what?”
- “I’m a dedicated LE SSERAFIM fan, I am f-ing pissed! LOL. Why involve our Eunchae in such a pointless conversation with these losers?”
- “LOL, these guys are such a turn-off… They’re basically stopping us from becoming their fans.”
- “I feel so sorry for Eunchae…”
- “‘Our Eunchae’, huh? Ah, this is so annoying. His fans are defending him? And they say this post is harmful? Some things never change.”
- “‘Our Eunchae’…”
- “People claim it’s normal for idols to speak like this, LOL.”
- “Their reputation is ruined.”
- “I thought his reputation couldn’t get any lower after the last scandal, LOL.”
- “He’s f-ing disrespectful.”
Leaked Photos and Video of RIIZE Seunghan Smoking
Along with the alleged disrespect he did towards TXT Soobin and LE SSERAFIM Eunchae, RIIZE Seunghan still faces more controversy.
On November 17, RIIZE Seunghan was under massive criticism after leaked photos and video of him smoking circulated on social media. Not only that, but the photos and video revealed that RIIZE Seunghan was smoking on the street. And this caused more backlash against him.
MORE Photos and Controversy Surrounding RIIZE Seunghan
Because of the repeated scandal and controversy, fans are torn between defending and criticizing Seunghan.
After all, Seunghan had also faced massive controversy involving his girlfriend before. Then, more rumors revealed about the alleged bad personality of RIIZE Seunghan after a leaked screenshot of his chat.
Seunghan’s friend : I’ve been telling you repeatedly to stop your live streams. And do not trust your friends too much. I said that it would obviously be uploaded online. I’ve told you time and time again.
RIIZE Seunghan : LOOOOOOL. But at least the one of me smoking didn’t get uploaded, I presume.
While loyal fans of Seunghan defended him by blaming the leaker who had betrayed Seunghan’s trust, others rebutted with the fact that live streams are fundamentally public domains. Therefore, the people who watch the live streams can always record the video and share them online.
In fact, more photos of RIIZE Seunghan emerged after the smoking footage went viral on the internet. And they were all reportedly taken from the same account, which acquired the photos from RIIZE Seunghan’s live streams.
승한아 여기 어디야?! pic.twitter.com/TDVCZoaibM— 뽀송이 (@BBOSONGEEEEE) November 18, 2023
Fans Demand SM Entertainment Remove Him from The Group
As a result, fans demand SM Entertainment to take action and remove Seunghan from RIIZE due to the repeated controversy.
- “Honestly, the group would be better off if he left.”
- “The situation is too serious.”
- “They should really remove him from the group. Or better yet, he should step down on his own.”
- “They need to let him go; he’s not the type to change.”
- “I’m speechless.”
- “Wow… He manages to be irritating in so many ways.”
- “He should just leave the group.”
- “Who posted this in the first place?”
- [reply to above] “His friend.”
- “He’s really something else.”
- “This group hasn’t been around long, but they’re already facing scandals like a veteran group. Their reputation is taking a major hit.”
Finally, fans also felt frustrated that RIIZE’s reputation has taken a massive downfall due to Seunghan’s controversy. And this has affected the remaining members as well. That is why fans demanded that Seunghan leave the group immediately.
So, what do you think about all the controversy surrounding RIIZE Seunghan and his personality? Please share your thoughts in the comments as we wait for SM’s official statements.