Photos of BIGBANG‘s T.O.P eating out at a restaurant with a group of his friends recently surfaced online and were re-uploaded were uploaded to various online communities.
While eating out, he appeared to be having a good time chatting with his friends.
He also spotted a few fans and waved hello.
The photos (which were actually taken at a restaurant in Hong Kong in 2014) immediately garnered a negative response with various netizens bashing on him. They expressed that they never want to see him on television again and wished he would stay hidden.
- “I hope he continues to live like that as an ex-druggie. Live well. Just please never come out on TV again;;;;”
- “He’s smiling after being cut from the military. Isn’t he embarrassed?”
- “I hope he never shows up on television again. I f*cking hate seeing his face.”
- “Let’s stop talking about this criminal. I’m getting p*ssed just seeing his face.”
- “This f*cker looking so happy… I used to love you a lot… I found a new bias so I hope you live well sh*t…”
As T.O.P was showered with hate, other netizens soon defended him. They criticized the malicious netizens for their unforgiving attitude and their actions that violated his privacy.
- “He really looks like he’s doing well.”
- “Not even BIGBANG fans are defending T.O.P. He’s just living his life quietly. Do you really need to bring up his private photos and curse him out like this?”
- “Why the f*ck are you obsessed about him even eating.”
- “Who the f*ck cares if he goes out to dinner and laughs with his friendsㅋㅋㅋㅋ Does he always have to stay home and eat instant rice by himself?”
- “Let’s protect the privacy of celebrities. He’s just eating dinner with his friends.”
The netizens appear to be still angry from T.O.P’s drug scandal from 2017, where he was charged with illegally smoking marijuana with a female trainee.
T.O.P will be finishing his military duties in 2019, becoming the first BIGBANG member to return from active duty. There are currently no plans for any promotional schedules after his return.
** Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the pictures of T.O.P were recent but, upon further investigating, it was found that the pictures were from 2014 and resurfaced recently.