Jo Kwon recently took to Twitter to call out a reporter for writing an article about his sexuality and the homophobic comments left by haters.
The article in question was by Jeju Ilbo, titled “Jo Kwon, ‘Is this real? Do you want to date oppa…? I’m a married man sorry“.
The article featured a selfie of Jo Kwon dressed femininely in a blonde wig, and the author took the comments under his photo to create a title suggesting that he’s gay. Many malicious commenters left hurtful and homophobic messages under the article.
Jo Kwon personally took to Twitter to oppose the article as well as its comments.
“I’ve ignored all negative comments and gossipers up until now, but out of all the article titles I’ve seen, this is the lowest of the low.
This article’s title is derogatory and desperate for attention.
Excuse me? Sorry but I’m sorry too.
Please have class with your negative comments. What were you thinking when you typed these on your keyboards?”
— Jo Kwon
지금것 활동하며,모든 악플과 가쉽거리들 핵무시하며 살았는데 이 기사 제목은 그동안 봤던 기사들중에 제일 수준이 떨어진다.기사제목이 관종임.조롱수준.저기요 죄송한데 저도 미안요.✋🏻악플도 수준있게 다세요들 뭔생각으로 타자기를 두들길까 pic.twitter.com/OBS1H8soxM
— JO KWON (@2AMkwon) January 11, 2018
The article from Jeju Ilbo has since been taken down, and many applauded Jo Kwon for speaking up against hateful and homophobic netizens.