The 29th Seoul Music Awards recently took place which was hosted by Shin Dong Yup, Jo Bo Ah, and Super Junior‘s Heechul, and attended by many talented idols and artists.
But during the opening, Shin Dong Yup made a joke to Heechul on stage, and it’s receiving divided opinions in online communities.
The host looked at Heechul and asked, “Huh? A person that you’d be very happy to see is sitting over there” as he pointed in the direction of where all the idols and artists were sitting.
When Heechul showed his surprise and flashed an awkward smile, Shin Dong Yup paused before turning the joke on Super Junior.
I’m talking about Super Junior!
– Shin Dong Yup
In response, Heechul sighed of relief and did his best to respond in a natural manner.
Oh, of course. Seeing the members like this makes them look even cooler. I’ve missed my members.
Heechul was taken aback because TWICE‘s Momo was in the audience, and it hasn’t been long since they announced their relationship.
Shortly after it aired, a video of TWICE’s reaction to the joke spread on social media and online communities.
And netizens immediately pointed out how uncomfortable Momo and the other TWICE members looked.
this Mc at an award show made a joke with Heechul about Momo and twice looked extremely uncomfortable, esp Momo. But onces are blaming heechul for it as if he would willingly throw his partner under the bus
— ً (@gcfslalisa) January 31, 2020
MC made a joke about Heechul and Momo's dating scandal indirectly and Momo was sad and was looking up to not tear up and Twice members were angry and not having any of it
— Sneha (@SnehaUwU) January 30, 2020
He made a joke about heechul missing someone in the crowd, then played it off like he was talking about super junior but he looked at twice’s table. Momo was clearly taken back and heechul as well.
— Beckhah😋 (@IamBeckhah) January 31, 2020
And while some criticized Heechul for allowing the joke to be told, others are suggesting that he didn’t know about it considering how shocked he looked as well.
Twice fan are mad to heechul cause of what the joke from shin dongyup as of mc said to heechul. Just watch the video, you will understand after that.
— siwon's eyes (@nururaaa407) January 30, 2020
they both looked uncomfortable heechul & momo, also twice members and suju members you can see siwon react to it, we all knew heechul was cautious about their relationship and now this joke happened I think it's not the right time for doing that
— t.raf.guy (@D_trafguy) January 31, 2020
Have y seen heechul's reaction? He went stiff and his smile faded too. His mood went downhill for a moment after the joke. It wasn't only twice who were uncomfortable.
— 🌸 #2YA2YAO 🌸 (@sunbearnim) January 30, 2020
I'm not upset with heechul. I clearly saw that he's shocked with Shin Dong-yup's adlib. I'm upset with that MC for unnecessary joke. I just don't want to see TWICE uncomfortable with shows like this.
— Dahyun`s Knight (@DahyunsKnight) January 31, 2020
Check out the full clips of Shin Dong Yup’s joke and TWICE’s reaction below: