It’s Super Junior’s 11th anniversary, but it’s a bittersweet one for the members and ELFs (as Super Junior’s fans are lovingly known as).
While the rest of the Super Junior members celebrated the joyous event with messages of gratitude and happiness, one member’s message caused a stir amongst fans.
Kangin, who has been on a hiatus since May, after his DUI (Driving Under Influence) incident, has stayed off his social media platforms (read: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) for 6 months. However, it seemed like Super Junior’s 11th anniversary was deemed too important to miss.
He posted a photo of himself during his early debut days, along with the caption “Congratulations…And I’m sorry (축하해요…그리고 죄송해요).” Fans also posted supporting messages for the singer, stating, “We’ll support you always!”, “We miss you so much!”, and “Come back again Super Junior!“.
Sadly, as of press time, the post has been removed from his account.
The other Super Junior members also took the opportunity to express their thankfulness to fans, with Leeteuk, Yesung, and Donghae posting messages on their social media accounts. All of the members, with the exception of Kangin, also took the time to pen a “thank you” message to fans.
Super Junior currently has only 4 active members left, who are Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, and Kyuhyun. The other 6 members, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Sungmin, Donghae, Siwon, and Ryeowook, are serving in the military while Kangin is on an indefinite hiatus.
While we don’t know if Kangin will be returning any time soon, we hope that the group stays strong!