#WeStayedSeungri is currently trending on Twitter with Seungri (승리) fans showering support for the BIGBANG (빅뱅) maknae after his involvement in the Burning Sun scandal.
The hashtag is gaining attention due to Seungri’s 2-year anniversary since his retirement from the music industry on 11th March 2019. Fans are using this opportunity to show their support for the idol, hoping one day that he will come back.
Despite all the crimes he’s either committed or was involved with, the 30-year-old idol still has defenders protecting him from any form of criticism. Hence, reactions to this Twitter trend have been overwhelmingly positive.
This hashtag trending on the social media platform isn’t so surprising. Just search ‘Seungri’ on Twitter and the top results are littered with support for the idol without bearing in mind the crimes circulating around the Burning Sun scandal, which he was clearly involved with.
However, some fans are still against the support Seungri has been receiving ever since his controversy started.
Most netizens reacted in disgust towards the blind fans putting their idols over morals. This is a very common occurrence in the K-Pop community as fans believe idols are not allowed to make gruesome mistakes.
Whether you like it or not, trending the #WeStayedSeungri hashtag is a very questionable move. The former BIGBANG idol was indicted under prostitution charges. Furthermore, he procured sex services, tried to erase evidence, distributed illegally-filmed content, and was responsible for embezzlement.
Even if he wasn’t involved in some of those activities, there’s a high chance Seungri knew what was going on behind the scenes.
Remember people, you’re a human being before you’re a K-Pop fan. Whatever your idols have been accused of, don’t excuse them too quickly. Invalidating victims involved in these controversies only makes you look hypocritical and ignorant.
Whatever Seungri’s case is, we shouldn’t be taking his side straight on. Besides, there are plenty of other idols to look forward to anyways.