MONSTA X‘s Hyungwon is known among fans for struggling with technology. This lack of know-how makes sense considering Monbebe often affectionately refer to him as “grandpa” in reference to both his easygoing personality and technological inability.
Though Hyungwon does his best when it comes to technology, his lack of proficiency is endearing to fans.
hyungwon is like a grandpa and a child ‘s soul combined with all honesty pic.twitter.com/dI6SIYKB1b
— akki (@chaeutopia) June 17, 2020
Here are 4 times Hyungwon proved his “grandpa” status.
1. When he couldn’t end his VLIVE
Hyungwon, like many K-Pop idols, frequently uses live video to connect with fans. Sometimes, though, things don’t go as planned. Monbebe remember one time in particular when he was unable to end the broadcast after he said his goodbyes.
that time when hyungwon had a near life crisis trying to end his vlive broadcast pic.twitter.com/nbHsYgXvJZ
— shar ◡̈ (@ultsmx) July 17, 2018
2. When he didn’t know how YouTube worked
Hyungwon had never had a Gmail prior to this moment. He thought that when he finally got one it meant that he would not have any more ads while using YouTube. Hyungwon also didn’t know that you could subscribe to channels before purchasing YouTube premium. MONSTA X members I.M and Joohoney explained that this wasn’t the case.
hyungwon’s knowledge about youtube:
1. If u have your gmail log in it means no more ads
2. If u purchased yt premium u can finally subscribe to different youtube channels
*ck explains if u have id u van subscribe*
*JOOHEON JUST COMPLETELY DUMBFOUNDED* 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/cdGVWMe6bO
— monsta x loops (@mxloops) November 16, 2020
3. When he couldn’t post a link to fancafe
Hyungwon wanted to share a YouTube link to MONSTA X’s fancafe to show off his participation in Gmarket Global‘s Inssa Oppa but had to ask fellow group member Minhyuk for help. Fans found that this interaction highlighted just how out of touch with technology Hyungwon really is.
did i just came back to hyungwon asking minhyuk on fc of how to copy the link of inssa oppa from yt?? omggg pls free this man from technology akgsjsg
— 예하ᵔᴥᵔ (@sambakjaa) July 18, 2021
4. When he used Zoom’s default background
Since the group was in quarantine, MONSTA X recorded their Christmas greeting to Monbebe via Zoom. Fans were quick to point out Hyungwon’s choice of background. Instead of changing it, Hyungwon used the default setting, and fans pointed out that it was fitting for him.
They way Monsta X chose the individual zoom backgrounds which are so fitting of their characters 😂
Hyungwon: default space
Minhyuk: powerpuff girls (lmao why??)
Jooheon: Christmas lights (+outfit is xmas colours)
Kihyun: landscape pic.twitter.com/lwSEulkl5a
— Lia K (@tomyluvshownu) December 24, 2021
Watch the full video here:
Monbebe even joked that Hyungwon joining Instagram was a far-fetched possibility, since he had such a difficult time with seemingly simple platforms already. Even so, many fans wanted him to open an account.
yall are really expecting hyungwon to have instagram when this man doesn’t even know how to create a gmail account
— ᯅ̈ 劉基賢 (@kihyunbread) November 16, 2020
Hyungwon surprised fans, however, and eventually did open an account last year.
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Though Hyungwon isn’t the most technologically savvy, he seems to try his best to communicate with Monbebe on all social media platforms.