Taemin recently made a comeback with his new album Never Gonna Dance Again : Act 1 and shocked fans with his dark concept with the title track “Criminal.”
In order to celebrate the release of his new album, he partnered with Soundwave to hold an video call event with 30 lucky fans. During the event, one fan asked him why he kept doing the ‘dumpling’ hand gesture while promoting with SuperM and what he’s copying that from.
Taemin Video Call Event 📱
🗓 Event Date: 2020,09,14 (Monday)
18:00 to 20:00 KST
2 minutes 1:1 Kakao Talk Video call (30 people in total)
💿 Additional gift for purchase CD+signal CD1 pic.twitter.com/1S1vPlDizL
— 💌 (@its5HINee) September 8, 2020
Taemin responded, “Did you know that soccer players make that gesture when they are protesting against the referee? I was copying that and now it’s become a habit.”
The fans let him know that he has become quite the comedian among SuperM fans. “News has been going around among fans that you were born to be a comedian.” To this Taemin was surprised. “Ah really?”
200914 태민 영통팬싸 후기4
*요즘에 왜 슈퍼엠에서 손만두 많이 하잖아요 이거 혹시 뭐보고 하는 거야?
탬니:이거 축구 선수들이 심판한테 항의할때 이러는거 알아여? 그거 따라하다가 버릇돼가지구우 지금
*슈퍼엠 팬들한테 뼈그맨인거 소문 다 났다
— shashasha (@selene6230525) September 14, 2020
The gesture the fan was referring to could be seen in the most recent midterm exam video released by SuperM. Mark asked the question about what his real name was and Taemin confidently answered, “Lee Min Young!” Although he got it wrong, he asked Mark if he could let this answer slide in which Mark agreed.
Taemin: Lee Min Young!
Taemin: Could you just let my answer slide? I really thought it was Lee Min Young.
Mark Okay Okay.
마크 본명 맞추기
태민이 답: 이민영ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
태민: 선생님!(파워당당)이민영은 봐주시면 안 돼요? 저는 이민영인 줄 알았어영
종인: 야 김종이로 아는거 아냐? 나도?
태민: 김종삼! pic.twitter.com/1SUbZwO0aP
— 샤이탬니 (@SHIN_TaemNee) September 13, 2020
Fans remembered that he started to do this gesture five years ago as he tried to copy Minho.
But over time, he became more confident with the gesture and eventually became a cute habit of his!
Of course fans all know the duality Taemin holds on and off stage. Watch “Criminal” to see the dark and charismatic side of our cute baby cheese!