BTOB Peniel‘s decision to come forward and talk about his hair loss took a lot of courage but not everyone was sympathetic, it seems.
On the 30th of November, during an episode of Radio Star that featured Sechs Kies, Kim Gura, the host, mentioned an idol “suffering from hair loss even though he’s in his early twenties“.
Sechs Kies’s Kyhuhyun asked if Gura was talking about BTOB’s Peniel, to which he nodded in affirmation and replied: “I see that none of you are suffering from hair loss though you’re in your forties.”
Gura’s comment comes just weeks after Peniel courageously spoke about how stress had caused his hair to fall out. Many felt that Gura’s comment was offensive and disrespectful, given the hardships Peniel’s hair loss had caused both him and his fellow group members.
Fans shared their anger about Gura’s comments online:
it was unnecessary tho, bringing up peniel’s hairloss. kim gura, u dont like btob that much, do u???????????????????????????
— 千夏 ? aasha。 (@redchingu) November 30, 2016
Lol can’t believe Kim Gura tried to drag ppl again. He said something offensive abt BTOB’s Peniel wow that old man really needs a slap
— chris-i-e-o (@http_dyo) December 1, 2016
why did he have to suddenly bring peniel up and talk salty about him… Wtff kim gura… No… Kim gu salty af ra
— Jihun (puterimila) (@MrsYook) December 2, 2016
this bitch kim gura loves to attack btob, first eunkwang now peniel pic.twitter.com/QGUqmx7L2a
— chyi! (@imhyunsick) December 1, 2016
Do you think Gura’s comments were insensitive?