1. EXO’s Baekhyun
In 2017, hateful netizens bashed Baekhyun’s singing skills by saying that he couldn’t sing at all.
Baekhyun silenced most of these comments by performing a cover of Han Dong Geun’s “Amazing You” live on Instagram Live, but some haters still continue to question his abilities.
Baekhyun also came under fire in 2017 after supposedly telling a depressed fan that she should just do her best to live happily. In response, Baekhyun apologized and told fans that although he lacked knowledge about depression, his heart had been in the right place.
In this heartfelt apology, Baekhyun explained that he had just wanted to comfort his fan and give her strength. His good intentions were thwarted by the wrong choice of words and caused haters to lash out at him. Due to this incident, he is afraid of making similar mistakes in the future.
2. TWICE’s Nayeon
During a live broadcast in 2017, Nayeon was ambushed with malicious comments from “fans” who called her names and insulted both her intelligence and appearance.
At first, Nayeon read the comments out loud and responded politely to her haters.
She continued the broadcast while trying to keep the mood light for her true fans.
However, as netizens continued to shower her with hate for no apparent reason, Nayeon eventually told them that they were being too much.
3. Red Velvet’s Joy
During her 2017 King of Masked Singer appearance, Joy made a tearful confession.
She said that before she joined SM Entertainment she used to think she was the best singer in town and loved to sing.
However, since her debut Joy has struggled to keep up her confidence. At one point, she only felt comfortable singing when she was alone in the bathroom, due to the criticism she had experienced.
Check out her interview here.
4. Kang Daniel
In 2017, Kang Daniel and Yoon Ji Sung received such horribly malicious comments that they took legal action.
They filed a complaint in early July and in August gave their testimonies at the Yongsan Police Station. MMO Entertainment released an official statement about the incident, saying that Kang Daniel had been the victim of online personal attacks and borderline sexual harassment.
5. NCT’s Taeyong
Sometimes netizens find the most bizarre reasons to hate on an idol. Taeyong’s script folding incident is a prime example of this.
After a netizen shared this GIF on a Korean forum, haters were quick to say that Taeyong’s poor folding technique was a sign of his poor character.
Netizens accused Taeyong of showing disrespect toward the radio crew who had given him the script. Some called him names and went so far to say that he should leave NCT.
6. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
Taeyeon has continued to be the victim of online bullying despite taking legal action against malicious commenters in 2015.
In January 2017, Taeyeon shared this cute selfie on Instagram. In it, she is holding a cosmetic product. A netizen left a cruel comment on the post that criticized Taeyeon’s use of Instagram filters. They accused her of trying to hide evidence of botched plastic surgery on her eyelids and nose.
In response, Taeyeon advised her hater to go look in the mirror and then went on to post these gorgeous, bare-faced selfies.