2PM’s Chansung: “Society Is Diseased”
2PM member Chansung, who in the past has been vocal about various societal issues through his personal Twitter account, continues to speak his mind. He recently tweet in the early morning of April 20 KST about the recent ferry tragedy, expressing his anger and frustration at the way people were taking advantage of the situation and the way the disaster was handled.
In the first part of a long message, Chansung wrote, “Accidents can occur. But the way it is handled reflects our society. Through this one accident, we can learn what kind of environment we are in. It is also something that can happen to us and not just to strangers. I think society is diseased.”
Chansung continues in the second part, “I am deeply saddened and upset…My heart feels very bad after the accident. I feel like this because of the accident, and also because of the vicious deeds and unverified stories going around, hurting people already in pain. Those types of people [spreading the rumors]…I hope they hurt as much as the pain they have caused.”
On April 16, a ferry traveling from Incheon to Jeju Island and carrying over 400 passengers sank off the coast of Jindo. According to KBS1 TV News, as of 2:00 PM on April 20 KST, 174 people have been rescued, 54 are reported dead, and 248 passengers are still missing.