On June 22, FTISLAND appeared as a guest on MBC FM4U’s “Kim Shin Young’s Hope Song at Noon” and talked about Lee Hong Ki’s friends.
First, the group revealed that Lee Hong Ki mixed up the seniority rankings among the celebrities born in 1989 and 1990. Since Lee Hong Ki was born on March 2, 1990, he is considered to have a fast birthday and is friends with celebrities born in the year 1989 such as CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa and Highlight’s Yong Jun Hyung.
“There are a lot of fast 1990 birthdays in entertainment. There’s actress Park Shin Hye, Highlight’s Lee Gi Kwang, and 2PM’s Junho, and we are all close. One time we got together and sorted out our seniority rankings. That’s why 2PM’s Hwang Chansung considers Junho his senior,” said Lee Hong Ki.
Following this, member Choi Jong Hun, who was born on March 7, 1990, revealed that Lee Hong Ki’s friendships have put him in an awkward spot. He said, “I don’t consider my birthday a fast birthday. I went to school with kids my age. So whenever I see Jung Yong Hwa, it’s very awkward because I’m not sure whether to treat him as a friend or treat him like my senior.”