BIGBANG’s T.O.P is getting criticized by netizens for throwing out cigarette butt in front of his Chinese fans! T.O.P, who was recently in China for an event, was shot throwing out a cigarette butt from the window of his car in front of his fans!
The enthusiastic fans were following the idol’s car and shouting out their love for him. When the car stopped at the traffic signal, he rolled down his window and dropped a cigarette butt out. After that the idol even made a small heart with his fingers to his fans.
After the video came to light, netizens have shown their disappointment with the idol’s action.
They posted things like, “You’re a public figure, please start acting like one. The way they’re acting gets more and more ridiculous by the day.”, “The word idol itself means that people look up to you… someone who calls themselves an idol should not be acting like that in front of them”, “I’m a VIP. This is TOP’s fault a hundred times over. Please refrain from attacking him as a human being but we will take any constructive criticism as deserved.”
Addressing the controversy, T.O.P officially apologized to all the fans. He expressed, “I’m sorry to all the fans for showing such a disappointing side of me. I’m just embarrassed. I always dispose of cigarette butts in an ashtray, but because it was another person’s car, I made a big mistake. I don’t have any excuses.”
It was later reported that the car T.O.P was riding was provided by the event organizer.
Even with T.O.P’s apology the netizens are still upset with the whole incident. With various comments surfacing:
“So he didn’t want to throw it away in another person’s car’s ash tray? Then why’d you even start smoking in there? But oh yeah, this is YG we’re talking about~”
“He didn’t even clarify this himself, he had someone say it for him ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
What are your thoughts on the whole incident? Do you think the matter will settle with T.O.P’s apology?