Nam Tae Hyun Opens Up About His Struggles With Mental Health Due To Malicious Comments
Updated October 17, 11 p.m. KST:
Not long after uploading the post, the original caption was deleted and replaced with:
You disgusting people. On the internet, you’re both judge and lawyer. Don’t babble so much. It will come back around to you. I know what I’ve done wrong and I’ve apologized sincerely and let those relationships go. It’s my business, so I’ll take care of it. Why are you trying to butt in on personal business? It’s not your business, so stop thinking about it and get lost.
Shortly after this, he deleted the post entirely.
On October 17, Nam Tae Hyun shared an Instagram post about malicious comments and his mental health.
His post reads:
I don’t want to lose any more friends and colleagues.
Like all of you, the occupation of a “celebrity” is also a job that is done by people. I’m also a celebrity who receives a lot of malicious comments, so this affects me a lot.
She, my friend, must’ve been hurting so much. There was also a time where I tried to end my life because I didn’t think I could take it anymore. Many celebrities get really hurt and become discouraged by comments that may have been left without much thought.
Many people tell me, “Then don’t look at the malicious comments.” When your name rises on trending searches and people call you to see what’s going on, it’s hard not to look at them.
Please stop. I don’t want to lose any more friends and colleagues.
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