Images of T.O.P working hard to fulfill his military service has sparked both criticisms and support from South Korean netizens.
The controversial rapper, whose real name is Choi Seung-Hyun, is currently serving his reassignment at the Yongsan Craft Museum in January shortly after his involvement in a marijuana scandal late last year.
According to the officials at the Yongsan district office, they are very pleased with the BigBang member, who has reportedly been “diligent” and “hardworking” in performing his tasks.
Some social media users, however, were not as impressed and decided to post negative comments on the viral images.
shouldn’t he be in prison??
— taemin tingz (@titsout4taeil) July 30, 2018
Maybe now he knows what it means to be trash
— k-vlar (@k_vlar) July 30, 2018
“Korean celebrities are so narcissistic that they can’t deal with just a little bit of public service work,” one netizen commented. “If the staff members don’t take care of him, he’s like a five-year-old kid scared of riding the subway. Have a proper personality before you become a public figure.”
“Someone who’s taken drugs is discharged into the public without any punishment. Entertainers are king in this country,” another commenter wrote.
Meanwhile, T.O.P’s loyal fans and supporters are defending him, urging the public to give him privacy while doing his tasks.
I hope fans stop taking picture of him ..let him doing work peacefully.!!but damn why u so handsome pic.twitter.com/7MsNgDzhEK
— Magical Quen (@mandalia2208) July 30, 2018
Let him WORK PEACEFULY.. give him space and do his work done without fans taking photos on him..
— G-DRAGON (@IBGDRGN0888) July 30, 2018
the fans should rlly stop, he isn’t TOP right now he’s a korean men completing his services. I wonder if he gave them permission to post.
— VIP || 4/5 🙁 (@deeperthansea_) July 30, 2018