Oh Shindong, you just broke my heart and probably your thousands of fangirls as well (or at least, the ELFs).
Well, I’m not specifically a Shindong fan but still, this broke my heart 😦
Popular boy band Super Junior can’t seem to avoid controversies and scandals as one of their members, Shindong, has been under criticism and rebuke for a comment he made during the broadcasting of MBC radio station Shim Shim Tapa.
On the 29th, a female listener revealed to the radio station that she recently fought with her boyfriend because of her decision to go on a diet. When she shared with him her diet plans for the new year, he told her, “Don’t start if you’re only going to quit after a few days. Your body isn’t the type to change with a diet.”
Kim Shin Young, who co-hosts the radio station, stated, “To a girl, a negative comment about her weight is equivalent to asking for a punch.”
The Super Junior chubster then commented, “If someone had to lose weight, I would tell that person to lose weight. Lose some weight, why can’t you take care of yourself. When I say this, the person might think, ‘Look who’s talking,’ but I would reply, ‘I’m a boy and you’re a girl.‘”
To this, both Kim Shin Young and announcer Gu Eun Young retorted, “Why does gender matter in this situation? So girls have to be skinny and boys can be…” Taken aback by their remarks, Shindong quickly explained, “I’m just saying. Honestly, I would want the person that I love to be more pretty or more handsome.”
Most girls are already self-concious, and to hear that even overweight men do not see larger girls as being normal or an ideal type just hurts.
Shindong makes it sound like it’s so easy for females to be so thin and slim. Sorry Shindong, we don’t have an off-and-on switch that magically makes us thin or fat.
Korea’s definition of ‘skinny’ is pratically being underweight, so for those girls who have some meat on their bones and are perfectly healthy, it seems you’re too fat for Shindong. If you starve yourself and throw up after every meal, then maybe you’ll be considered worthy enough for Shindong. It seems he prefers the cadaverous skin-and-bones kind of girl.
If the percentage of anorexic or bulimic females increases in Korea, we know who to blame.