Many BEAST fans claim that the former group member, Jang Hyun Seung, has been acting up against former fans by ridiculing their upset sentiments with his own mockery.
On August 27th, a fan of BEAST took to the popular South Korean online community called Instiz and uploaded several screen-captures of her own Instagram account where the former boy group member “liked” a photo that was regarding the Twitter Worldwide Trending hashtag at the time, which was #JangHyunSeung_ThankYou_ForWithdrawing.
After some research, it was found that the hashtag was first derived from an incident that started on Mnet‘s newest dancing competition program, Hit the Stage, where Jang Hyun Seung had recently started appearing to compete.
In one of the most recent episodes, Jang Hyun Seung can be seen trying to come up with some new choreography for his upcoming performance when his dance crew starts dancing around in a silly motion and suggesting a choreography similar to BEAST’s most recent comeback track, “Ribbon”. B2UTY, which is BEAST’s official fandom, claimed that it was a mockery of the boy group’s choreography and that Jang Hyun Seung began laughing along with it as well.
Upset at the artist and his dance crew’s actions, B2UTY began requesting for feedback from Jang in which he responded with a simple photo on his Instagram of Kanye West‘s song “Feedback”.
Angered once again at his disregard, the B2UTY fandom expressed their disappointment in which one unlucky fan received a direct response from Jang Hyun Seung himself. The unlucky fan, who initially sent a comment and a ‘ㅗ’ sign which is the Korean way of expressing a middle finger, received a response from Jang Hyun Seung himself with a middle finger emoticon.
Though there are mixed reactions to this from both sides saying that the fan disrespected the artist first by sending an unnecessary “middle finger sign”, others are claiming that Jang Hyun Seung, as a public figure and celebrity, should be able to tolerate such comments and be the bigger person by ignoring it instead of reacting to it the way that he did.
The solo artist’s emoticon comment sparked outrage among the B2UTY community, causing them to begin the aforementioned hashtag on Twitter, #JangHyunSeung_ThankYou_ForWithdrawing, which made it to the Trending hourly topics.
A B2UTY then screen-captured the Twitter trending list and uploaded the capture to her Instagram while tagging the star and captioning it, “Just in case you didn’t see it ㅠㅠ Thank you so much for withdrawing♡ #JangHyunSeung_ThankYou_ForWithdrawing @89_h This is the #4 trending hashtag on Twitter right now ㅠㅠ”
In response to this Instagram post, Jang Hyun Seung openly “liked” the screen-capture, sending a mysterious message and vibe that began to annoy B2UTY even more. Many BEAST fans are claiming that Jang is publicly mocking and ridiculing B2UTY even though, “He is the one who messed up when being part of BEAST and abandoned the group and fans“.
Other Jang Hyun Seung fans are supporting the star, claiming that he is merely expressing that he does not care for what the former, anti-fans have to say.
What are your thoughts on this matter?
Source: Instiz, Twitter, Instagram