SHINee’s Onew Under Fire for Giving the Finger + SM Entertainment’s Official Statement

SHINee’s Onew Under Fire for Giving the Finger + SM Entertainment’s Official Statement

SHINee’s leader is in deep trouble because of his latest action.

On March 19, an online community bulletin posted several screen captures under the title “SHINee’s Onew Giving the Finger.” Still promoting their latest title track “Dream Girl,” the members of SHINee appeared as special guests on MBC’s radio program “Younha’s Starry Night” on March 18.

The radio program was playing a song so the DJ, staff and the members were relaxed and their sounds were muted. It was around this time when someone flicked his finger on the lower left corner of the screen. Many Netizens were quick to tell that the shirt matched Onew’s and were met with mixed reactions. Fans were protective and said his action was okay while other civilians commented that it was thoughtless for an idol who has been in the industry for a while with so many fans.

Not long afterwards, SM Entertainment released a statement regarding the situation.

An official from the agency shared through a phone interview, “Before the program started, the members were fooling around and the problematic scene was captured on camera. He had no ill intentions and was just playing around so he’s flustered [about the public’s reaction.]”

The official continued, “Onew is deeply regretful of his action and promises he will not repeat it again. Since it was unintentional, we hope that this matter will stop spreading.”

 
27 comments
misyal mansul
misyal mansul

What the hell is wrong with the netizens. Get over it!

zeLsshi
zeLsshi

*sigh* onew idk if i'll still like u now.. :( .. so many scandals now.. what's happening to u?

JaeKae6
JaeKae6

Quoting lenny;25751970 said:: Haha, how gay. So what if he flip someone or something off. rn Don't use "gay" as an insult.

lenn
lenn

Haha, how gay. So what if he flip someone or something off.

toGETherONE
toGETherONE

Haha~ the scrutiny of being an idol oppa... to preschoolers and elementary students.

tannerayoob
tannerayoob

Its not even a big deal. Get over it. HE did nothing wrong only messing around. :O)

clowicous
clowicous

Wwhhooooooo caarreeeeeesssss?!

1sunflower2
1sunflower2

in sign language for japanese, sticking up the middle finger means brother...lol^-^;;; i think...if i remembered correctly

naya
naya

i feel bad for onew's mistake being blown up, but people have to remember that he is AN IDOL in S. Korea and has fans as young as 5 years old if not younger. They are heavily influenced by actions like this and especially in SK, it can become a huge deal.

wingying
wingying

i bet if it a girl/woman giving the finger crazy k-net will go all crazy on her but since it a boy they going to give him a little slap on the hand only.rn

basketballover
basketballover

He was just showing off his magnificent tool for ttakbam ;)

jennast
jennast

I don't know who he is nor do I care but geezus, netizens, get a freaking grip. So over dramatic.

ctort
ctort

well..no one killed for his action. No biggie.Why Korean fans are so lunatic?

CarolinaDannie
CarolinaDannie

Quoting tragicrabbit;25750008 said:: He was probably just messing around and flipping off one of his members. I guess it's not so easy remembering there's a camera around when you're doing what is supposed to be a radio show. All the same, he's apologised, so hopefully things cool downrn Actually, Onew has nothing to apologize for.

CarolinaDannie
CarolinaDannie

Nothing much was said when Jonghyun practically had sex with Taemin on stage as part of their performance, yet these netizen get their knickers in a twist when Onew flips a bird? Give me a break. Much to do about nothing. Good for you Onew, flip another one if you feel like it. With all the crap and pressure you have to put up with. I am surprised you held off this long.

suriji
suriji

Why did I laugh when I saw the pic. Well, it was silly of him to have been caught on cam but I bet they curse as well.rnStill, gotta love the boys :)rn

xiao_ai19
xiao_ai19

it's just a finger...he didn't do drugs or rape anyone...netizens can be really really annoying and unreasonable sometimes...i love you jinki...

eddielim831
eddielim831

Lots of tensions whenever Shinee is on TV. The fake brotherhood they portray is comical. There are definitely factions within this group and they don't like each other. The "finger" was probably fooling around or it might've been Onew giving another member the finger because he couldn't do anything else while live radio was going on.

nadirahmoheddin
nadirahmoheddin

He's grown up...haha XD it's a normal thing people would do if they fooled around with someone :)

crixa
crixa

Aw. Not Onew :( Leave him alone Netizens. We make mistakes sometimes no, actually all the time , he's not perfect.

blackowl
blackowl

Come on....he was just playing with his fingers..no bad intentions at all :)

tragicrabbit
tragicrabbit

He was probably just messing around and flipping off one of his members. I guess it's not so easy remembering there's a camera around when you're doing what is supposed to be a radio show. All the same, he's apologised, so hopefully things cool down

Rirura
Rirura

Actually, isn't it possible that his other two fingers are hiding behind the middle one? I mean from this picture I would say that maybe he is just counting (Koreans count from backwards). Of course a video can reveal everything...