EXO‘s Baekhyun is one of the most talented vocalists in K-Pop. As such, eagle-eyed fans spotted him in a textbook where his vocals abilities took the spotlight.
Despite his inclusion, the wording of the passage had some fans bothered by its negative focus. It began positively by describing Baekhyun as having a “bright, masculine voice” and how extensive his vocal range is.
It then took a bit of a negative turn soon after. The text ranked Baekhyun’s voice as the third in the group in regards to a “mixed voice.” On top of taking it as far as ranking their voices, the sentence following it had fans taken aback even more.
To describe Baekhyun’s vocals, the text stated, “He can sometimes be a little careless in his singing, and sometimes he produces a nasal sound.” Keeping in mind that it’s taken years of hard work for Baekhyun to hone his vocals skills, using the word “careless” disregards his effort and progress. Fans picked up on this instantly.
baekhyun's on a freaking textbook? pic.twitter.com/2djdlkaUTV
— ⁰⁴⁹⁹ (@XIUWEETBAEK) December 12, 2019
Some EXO-Ls weren’t happy with the negative focus of the passage, and even more so with the wording that was used. As a textbook, there are specific terms and wording that should be followed to maintain a professional tone, which seemed to be missing here.
but with negative descriptions about him 😕
— always have your back ‘ㅅ’ (@myb4ekcon_0904) December 13, 2019
Careless with his voice though. Ughhh the writer must be tone deaf.
— Junmyeon’s Tinkerbell… 🥰 (@Erni_Baekhyun75) December 13, 2019
On the other hand, some defended the textbook by saying that it must have been designed for music purposes, thus explaining why both the positive and negative aspects of his vocals were mentioned.
im pretty sure this is a music related textbook hence the positive and negative points about his vocals
— brookie ♡ MINDHUNTER ♡ #SF92NDWIN (@corymxnteiths) December 13, 2019
Despite the textbook’s passage, Baekhyun is still an amazing singer and has one of the most beautiful voices. That’s something that no one will ever be able to take away from him.