Every year since 1990, TC Candler and The Independent Critics reveal the world famous “100 Most Beautiful Faces” and “100 Most Handsome Faces” lists, including the most famous celebrities worldwide.
Unlike most other annual beauty rankings, The List is not popularity contest and is most definitely not country specific. It is not about the sexiest body or the most famous celebrity. Rather, the list attempts to inform & broaden public opinion instead of reflecting it. You will find superstars and new stars, global sensations and relative unknowns.
— Independent Critics
For several years, the hottest K-Pop idols have been nominated and usually ranked high throughout the final list.
The winners for 2021 were revealed seven months ago, and the 2022 nominees were revealed six months ago. So, the nominations are still ongoing, and netizens can vote for their picks.
Yet, recently, the news was circulating online that BTS‘s leader RM had allegedly won, specifically over British actor Henry Cavill.
Some even reported that RM had “dethroned” Henry Cavill for the title of “World’s Most Handsome Face.” Yet, Burmese model, actor, and singer Paing Takhon was the one to receive the title in 2021.
Still, due to the “fake news,” RM became the target of cyberbullying as netizens expressed outrage.
Found this on 9gag. Agree or disagree? (Don't 🔫 the messenger) pic.twitter.com/1YatypZJ1w
— Dr Ingky (@dr_ingky) August 24, 2022
they should've just picked him from that group like come on…he's the only attractive man from that group 😭 pic.twitter.com/OvQ7foaflY
— dev (@hornickiana) August 19, 2022
BTS member Kim Namjoon was named World's MOST HANDSOME MAN in 2022 by TC Candler.
Henry Cavill is on Second place.
What is happening 😂 pic.twitter.com/JVsgo9PJGt
— Tushar ॐ♫₹ (@Tushar_KN) August 21, 2022
Many netizens made offensive, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, and transphobic comments toward RM.
It has gotten so out of hand that TC Candler has released a statement regarding the matter. It was confirmed that the official crowning was not yet revealed and won’t be until December 2022.
— TC Candler (@tccandler) August 23, 2022
ARMYs are disturbed that a fake news story in the form of a meme resulted in such massive hate towards the BTS leader.
so ur telling j00n has been target of racist and homophobic remarks bc of a fake pic / edit ??????? pic.twitter.com/MOJSpXxZxq
— jungkook.97 (@hrIykoo) August 24, 2022
Hopefully, with TC Candler’s clarification, the fake news circulation will stop, too.