Netizens have come to EXO Baekhyun‘s defense following the release of a certain photo.
On various online platforms, netizens are discussing the recent controversy surrounding EXO member Baekhyun, who was photographed with a pack of cigarettes in front of him in a recent Instagram post by an acquaintance.
In the picture, Baekhyun is seen posing with the person who uploaded the photo, believed to be a staff member.
Shortly after the photo surfaced, the acquaintance deleted it and re-uploaded it from an angle that concealed the cigarettes.
However, some eager fans had already shared the original photo on social media, sparking a heated debate about Baekhyun’s alleged smoking habit.
One fan captioned the photo with a question: “Baekhyun~ Do you smoke? We didn’t expect this from you. Can you explain?“
But not all reactions were critical. Many fans defended Baekhyun’s right to smoke, citing his age and privacy.
Fans commented, “Baekhyun is over thirty. Let him smoke, for heaven’s sake,” echoing similar sentiments seen on other online platforms where netizens encouraged people to “leave Baekhyun alone.”
Here are some of the comments:
“It’s not easy being an idol. Smoking is a personal choice.”
“Being a celebrity in Korea is a tough job.”
“The photo doesn’t even show him smoking, just a packet.”
“As adults, don’t we all have the freedom to choose whether to smoke or not?”
“Baekhyun, it’s okay! Smoking isn’t great, but it’s his private life.”
“Why is this such a big deal?”
“Don’t regular people smoke too?”
“Why are people so sensitive about this?”
“Why does he need to explain? Lol.”
“Do they need permission to smoke? Should they ask permission to use the bathroom too?”
What are your thoughts?