On April 28, MONSTA X‘s Jooheon uploaded a video of him eating ramen in Japan that caused a stir due to the Japanese men in the background using a racial slur for Korean people. Jooheon has since deleted the video, and fans are split in opinion of whether or not the slur was directed at Jooheon or not.
The video didn’t stop at Twitter, though; Korean news sources have also gotten a hold of it.
it’s upsetting how a wholesome and well-intentioned video would wind up in the news for the wrong reasons. i hope he doesn’t blame himself, he’s too nice and kind for his own good pic.twitter.com/KsPXJg3BCS
— jooheon's stepmom (@stillwater__) April 29, 2019
MONBEBEs are hurt that Jooheon inadvertently became the face of such an ugly issue, so they started the #WeLoveYouJooheon hashtag on twitter.
Monbebe, let's show Twitter the power of true love ♡
Jooheon is beautiful
Jooheon is powerful
Jooheon is talented
Jooheon is kind
Jooheon is perfect
Jooheon is tender
Jooheon is cute
Jooheon, we love you#WeLoveYouJooheon 🌹
↳ ꒰ #주헌 #이주헌 #𝑱𝑶𝑶𝑯𝑶𝑵𝑬𝒀 ꒱ pic.twitter.com/NB6bS9GquZ
— joohoney daily 🐝 (@JoohoneyDaily) April 29, 2019
— 🍍Qis | #WeLoveYouJooheon💛 (@starrymx) April 29, 2019
— bria (@chaewwon) April 29, 2019
MONBEBEs aren’t going to let any hatred dim the light of their love for Jooheon as well as the rest of the MONSTA X members.
MONSTA X are currently in Japan for their Japanese Fan Concert “PICNIC”.