During the recent episode of JTBC’s “7.7 Billion in Love” (77억의 사랑), the guest celebrities including main MC Super Junior’s Heechul (김희철), touched on the taboo topic of human rights to sexual minorities outside Korea.
Relating the issue to his experience during his K-pop idol heydays, Heechul opened up on his honest thoughts about his past gay rumours and why he didn’t even bother to shut the false accusation down.
According to the 36-year-old, “I’m sure everyone knows about this. Ever since I made my debut, I got involved in a lot of gay rumours. There were also news about me having a scandal with a fellow male artiste.” He then continued, “Due to the fact that I’ve been sporting long hair and always seen with makeup on, I’ve always been misunderstood by everyone.”
Initially concerned with the society’s reaction, Heechul revealed that he wanted to shut down the accusations. “But then, I thought that it would be offensive to some. Some of my fans might be gay. They could be hurt by my words. So, I didn’t clarified anything for that reason,” said the “Bonamana” jam-maker.
Kudos to Heechul on his thoughtful action!