Jo Kwon has received abuse in the past for performing dressed as a woman and wearing heels.
But he isnt going to let homophobia happen on his watch.
The 2AM member has shut down homophobic comments in the best way possible after receiving abuse for taking a selfie with chef and comedian Hong Suk Chun – one of South Koreas most well-known gay celebrities.
After Jo Kwon posted pictures with Hong Suk Chun, comments insinuated that the singer – who has never confirmed his sexuality – was also gay, with one person writing: Jo Kwon must belong to “that side” as well.
But the 28-year-old was having none of it.
He wrote: That side” or this side, or whatever side, is there a problem? If I go there, am I on “that side”? Excuse me. Its 2018.
I usually dont care about what haters say. People call social media a waste of time, and I agree to some point. Thats why when I want to interact, I do it without causing harm or controversy. So when I see haters come with their fake accounts made fresh to be used for spying on other IG accounts and leaving hateful comments, I seriously have to ask. Did I ever cause you any trouble? Celebrities are people too.
I hope you learn to see the world with a broader perspective and realize that there are people who look like this and that, who act like this and that, and who prefer this or that. You should probably learn how to respect others. What would you say if someone randomly attacked another person about how he/she looks or is shaped? Everyone deserves to be loved and respected. If they havent done anything to you, leave them alone and go on with your life. Be loved. Live a better life.
Jo Kwon continued: I know there are others who DM my friends and hurting their feelings too. Its ridiculous to be dividing up this side – that side. STOP DISCRIMINATING. You too are probably hated somewhere, discriminated against sometimes. Like so, I cant satisfy everyone. Just know that there are basic manners. Dont ever come back to my feed of rainbows and cloud all over it.
The K-pop idols fans were living for his reply, with Jo Kwon retweeting a post reading: Guuurl you better change your name from jo kwon to jo QUEEN damn i love you so freakin much.
Jo Kwon has performed on South Korean shows in drag previously, while performing songs by Beyonce and Sia, although does not identify as a drag queen.
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