The 2022 Beijing Olympics has barely kicked off but its results have already been facing multiple controversies. When China’s team won gold for short-track speed skating, other teams and fans from all over the globe, accused the judges of being biased. As the 2022 Olympics was hosted in China, many claimed the judges were giving favor to the home team.
Koreans were duly upset at the results and have been criticizing the alleged unfair play of the Chinese team. A replay of the match involving a Korean and Chinese speed skater seemingly showed the Chinese skater pushing the Korean skater on the knee to seemingly slow him down.
자, 잘 봐봐 누가 패널티를 받아야하는지
중국이 한국 무릎을 짚었지? pic.twitter.com/0K4GKD9kvI
— 콩순이 (@b_kongsoon) February 7, 2022
Korean nationals were also duly upset when they realized that Korean team’s Park Jang Hyuk was injured during the match. According to news outlet Joongang Daily, an Italian speed-skater had crashed into him during an attempt to overtake his components. Park Jang Hyuk fell from the collision and a Chinese speed-skater who was following from behind accidentally skated over his hand.
While BTS‘s RM had already shown his love and support for the Korean national team, TXT’s Taehyun also expressed his opinion about the games.
One fan on Weverse expressed her anger over the recent short-track events and asked if he had tuned in to the Olympics as well.
Oppa, did you watch the Olympics?
+Oh wow. Oppa, is this true? Thank you. Really… I can’t accept [the results]
No matter how many times I rewatch it, the short track event was too much.
Taehyun candidly replied that he had watched it with Huening Kai, then continued to express how angry he was with the results.
I just watched it with Huekai. 😡😡 Is this for real..?
Currently, many South Koreans are angered over the short-track speed-skating match results. It appears Taehyun also agrees as he can’t accept the results as valid.
Read more below about South Korea’s actions regarding the match.