Block B’s Controversial Behaviour in Thailand Outrages 2PM Members

Block B’s Controversial Behaviour in Thailand Outrages 2PM Members

Recently Block B had an interview on a television show in Thailand.

In the interview, Block B showed a careless attitude during the interval of questions, in which you can see the members playing and goofing around and even laying down over the table during the televisive interview. The situation got worse when the interviewer asked their thoughts about the recent flood going on in Thailand. Member and leader Zico answered, “I know about it. I was pretending I didn’t but I do.”

Then, they said, “We wish Thai people would heal the damage in their hearts through financial donations, and all we have is money” while another member claimed, “How about 7000 won?” (6.00 USD) and then they all laughed.


The controversy of their comments rely in the fact that members were actually making too much fun of the situation by saying that they could only help with 6 dollars and they were being disrespectful and rude about the situation pretending they didn’t know anything. These comments made Thailand people upset and offended.

And also it started an outrage over 2PM members who expressed their feelings on the situation. As some of you may know, Thailand is like a second home for 2PM members since Nichkhun is originally from Thailand. He expressed on his Twitter account, “As a Thai person I feel offended by those who speak about the Thailand floods without thinking. Also instead of coming to Thailand and acting mindlessly, please respect the country’s manners, and only act in a proper way.”

Not just Nichkhun tweeted about the incident, but also fellow members Junho and Chansung and also Tiger JK. Junho wrote, “ I won’t say who it is but those actions and that attitude are embarrassing. As a fellow Korean, I wish they would learn that one bad action doesn’t affect just themselves but also affect those around them. It’s something I’m saying as a person and a sunbae,” while Chansung said, “Even when you try to avoid these kind of situations and you may seem like having a careless attitude which happens inevitably, if you don’t pay attention to others and hurt them and act like there’s no one as great as you that is careless. This is beyond a mistake and just proves that you’re that type of person. Have some shame.”

Tiger JK expressed his support towards Nichkhun’s tweet by saying, “Not everybody like that bro. Keep speaking that truth tho!” Fans also expressed their feelings towards this situation, recalling Zico’s attitude as, “Irresponsible,” “they forgot how to act in an interview” and “where’s their professionalism?” This incident has definitely arisen some hot topics again over Block B’s capability to handle or being involved in controversies.

After the incident, all the members expressed individually their apologies on the group’s daum cafe. Zico wrote, “I am deeply sorry for what our bad behaviour caused in Thailand due to the flood going on. Despite of being an adult, I feel sorry of my actions, I was ridiculous and ignorant. There’s no excuse that can grant me forgiveness. I am deeply sorry once again.” 

Jaehyo expressed his apology saying, “I feel sorry and I deeply apologize bending my head down. I am so sorry for the citizens in Thailand. And I feel sorry for the Koreans, for having dishonored the image of our country. As the hyung and older man of the group, I didn’t act properly and assumed the responsibility for what was going on. I feel embarrased of myself and I’m gonna reflect for what we caused with this offense.” 

Also, members Taeil and Kyung wrote their apology stating that, “they should be in charge of the younger members instead of not paying attention,” and also that, “we were extremely careless, we feel sorry and we deeply apologize for this incident. Our playful personality wasn’t appropiate this time.”

What do you think about this whole situation?

9 comments
bts4eva
bts4eva

I still don't get why people were so upset at them? Anyways they were just being boys if every behind the scenes film I watched of them had them being serious I would be so bored. I don't think they did anything wrong...

no17
no17

2PM members and Tiger JK can fully understand Korean so why defend them by saying the translations are wrong? And why would they apologize if they didnt anything wrong? 

DaeJ
DaeJ

they're just a bunch of ugly man and rude.

onixceptable
onixceptable

lol nichkun and those other two faggets are snitches

keep your nose out of other peoples buttholes tsk

onixceptable
onixceptable

nichkun and those other two faggets are snitches

keep your nose out of other peoples buttholes

Kendra Lake
Kendra Lake

But that's the thing, the translations were wrong! They ACTUALLY said that money was all they could give. 1 person asked how much tht was. Zico replied 7000 won. They laughed. BUT they DID NOT laugh because they didn't care about Thailand. They laughed because it was a joke about their company not paying them, that really was ALL they had at the time. And if they acted serious, then everyone would have been mad like "And why r u suddenly serious about everything" or "I HATE THEM! THEY'RE SO BORING NOW!" Don't act like I'm wrong, because that's what would have happened.

zeLsshi
zeLsshi

i hope they'll learn from it..but. anyway lets accept their "sorry"..

yanakwon
yanakwon

`uhmm... if the translations is really wrong..then why does 2pm reacted that way? I mean even without translations they would've completely understand what BLOCK B was saying.. for sure they were speaking korean during the interview.. people might think that BLOCK B is really rude because as you have said.. "Mr. Translator Got it wrong.." i dont think korean people would react this way if they didn't find anything offending with the interview..

mlouis2016
mlouis2016

I'm reposting this comment from someone else so you can see this :D it had been made clear that there had been a mistranslation in the interview..and when i read this article i was bewildered that the boys you be this way but i still gave them the benifit of the doubt and so did someone else :) "CORRECTION!!!----> they didnt said "WHAT ABOUT 7000 won" becoz when the media asked ZICO about the flood he actually said,, "YES WE KNEW IT,, WE WILL TRY TO HELP,, and WE HOPE We COULD HELP THEM THROUGH OUR MONEY" *with serious image* then the other guy asked ZICO,, "HOW MUCH MONEY DO U HAVE NOW?" Zico replied " Huh?" hmmm 7000 won.." then they all laughed!! and TAKE NOTE!! they laughed becoz ZICO was saying he will HELP but he only have 7000 won,.,. (AND THATS ACTUALLY A JOKE) so if u have HUMORS u will get what they mean!! and if u are REALLY SENSITIVE enough to realize what ZICO SAID! YES!! he only have 7000 won that time!! but THEY NEVER SAID they will ONLY DONATE 7000 WON!! duh!! be OPEN MINDED GUYS!! dont judge them as if u WERE GOOD ENOUGH!!! coz HONESTLY!! U LOOK POORER than THEM by judging them WITHOUT understanding the REAL SITUATION!! duh!! -_- and BESIDES!! they've DONE SO MUCH!! and OBVIOUSLY!! that was ENOUGH!! ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS is not EASY!! especially when U DONT REALLY MEAN TO BE RUDE or TO HURT OTHERS!! be a HUMAN guys!! dont BLAME them!! GET SOME GOOD TRANSLATOR!! insteAd!!"