As we reported before, Super Junior along with SNSD and SHINee celebrated Kyuhyun’s birthday in Seoul Music Awards. As much as viewers enjoy the extra clip of SM Family loving moments, netizens just could not let them get away with it.
Super Junior received countless criticisms from netizens for their “impudent” behavior. Super Junior who attended the ceremony, had a birthday cake for their member Kyuhyun – who just turned 23 – lit up the candle and sang for him. At that time, Lee EunKyul and Hong SooAh were on stage, presenting an award and due to the celebration, all attentions shifted to Super Junior’s table, hence infuriated netizens.
A few members of SNSD and SHINee who were sitting nearby gathered in the crowd to celebrate Kyuhyun’s birthday before returning back to their seats. They are considered disrespectful towards the artists who were on stage and netizens remarked that such act is not appropriate to be conducted in an prestigious award ceremony.
In the middle of the ongoing controversy, the sense of respect between Super Junior fans and both Hong SooAh and Lee EunKyul has drawn many attentions.
Soon after the news was out, Super Junior fans, ELFs visited Hong SooAh and Lee EunKyul’s minihompy and flooded the comments page with apology messages. “I’m sorry for causing a scandal” “I feel bad for upsetting you, I apologize on behalf of oppas”
In response to the overwhelming comments, Hong SooAh wrote in her minihompy, “Super Junior fans, ELF, do not worry about me. I’m fine.. you guys do not have to leave messages on my guestbook.” and showed her support to Super Junior “…happy birthday and congratulations for the award”.
Lee EunKyul also replied “The situation is all right. We certainly understand. ELFs, it’s okay to stop apologizing. I came to have fun so please need not to worry.” which made fans relieved.
An SM Rep explained, “Kyuhyun’s birthday cake was prepared by fans. The surprise birthday party was not planned”
Furthermore, fans noted that the celebration was done during a commercial break. Only the cake was shown at the end of the performance. In the fancam below, the crowds gathered around Super Junior’s table at around 0:12 and SNSD members returned to their seats at around 0:26. Then, ELFs chanted “Happy Birthday” at around 0:38 but immediately stop at 0:49, a moment before Hong SooAh and Lee EunKyul announced the winner of the Digital Music Award. In the last video, Super Junior stood up together with the rest of the audiences, celebrating the winning of their juniors, SNSD.
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