MONSTA X‘s Minhyuk came into his first controversy after he indirectly called Block B‘s Zico ugly in a recent live episode of MONSTA X UP on AfreecaTV.
On May 25th, a thread stating that Minhyuk called Zico ugly was posted on Nate Pann, publishing a video to go along with their statement as well.
The poster included a link for a recorded video of MONSTA X’s live streaming through AfreecaTV. At 41:54, one of the members reads a question from the viewers, “Joohun, how do you feel about people telling you you look like Zico.”
At this point, Minhyuk jumps in and says, “It pisses you off honestly right? Joohun? You can speak honestly.”
Netizens who came across this video seemed very displeased with what Minhyuk said.
[+ 226, – 6] They’re only 1 month into their debut and Zico is their senior by far…don’t most juniors just say it’s an honor to hear that I look like him. They really are very thoughtless..
[+ 171, – 6] WTF is wrong with Minhyuk?!!! Is he trying to screw over the group? You know they media played saying Joohun looks like Zico so please shut up ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
[+ 147, – 2] Zico should be the one that’s pissed off ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Following the live airing and the thread appeared on Nate Pann, Minhyuk himself spoke upon the controversy, a tag on the post indicating the member speaking, and apologized for his mishap by posting on the group’s official Twitter account.
He wrote, “Yesterday, I said some thoughtless remarks that offended Zico sunbaenim and BBC fans. I’m really sorry. I am not used to the broadcasting environment… it was my not my intention and I made a mistake. Zico sunbaenim, I’m really sorry. I will apologize in person and make sure that this will not happen again. I sincerely apologize.
[민혁] 어제 저의 경솔한 발언으로 인해 지코 선배님과 비비씨 팬분들의 (cont) http://t.co/YPybrEsMuz
— 몬스타엑스_MONSTA X (@OfficialMonstaX) May 25, 2015