Super Junior’s sassy Heechul is no stranger to being subject of wild fan rumors. Male idols often engage in girl group dances, or even dress up as girl groups, and engage in aegyo behaviors for fans at concerts. With this, fans often take to public forums to discuss member’s of their favorite groups, and question their sexuality. Heechul is the top of the rumor mill regarding this, and even came across posts on his own timeline that said he was gay.
On a recent episode of ‘Knowing Bros’ Heechul talked about the time he, and fellow Super Junior members, came across a post online. Heechul said that the post gave them all quite a shock. Heechul was then asked if he felt worried about that post, and he admitted at first he did. In Heechul humor, he said that he was self-conscious and to combat this, he then grew a beard and cut his hair. Shortly after his jokes, he then took on a more serious tone and said:
“I’m not gay, because I like women. Haha. But if I deny the rumors too strongly, it could appear very rude to those who are. It’s only a difference in preference, and our values are just different.”
It’s true what they say, if something isn’t true there’s no need to deny it aggressively. It’s important to note that fans of Heechul were proud of his mature response to these rumors, and his sensitivity to the LGBT community across the world. This should be seen as the golden rule with how Heechul answered this rumor. So in the future, fans should be aware that it is also wrong to title someone who doesn’t, or has never said, they identify with a specific title. Please be considerate, and follow Heechul’s example.
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Edited By: Sarah Smith
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