There has been a lot of talk on social media about NCT‘s Taeyong after he was involved in a scandal after a video of him smoking in the streets of Japan was leaked, for which many criticize him. However, much of his fandom has come out to defend him, claiming that he is a grown man and free to do whatever he wants.
The video released by an alleged RIIZE akgae quickly reached 400,000 views. It seems that his intentions were always malicious, and his goal was to divert attention from the Seunghan controversy by damaging the image of the NCT member.
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Although the account that initially published the video quickly deleted it, other users have continued to repost it and claim that smoking cigarettes in the streets of the Asian country is completely illegal, since in Osaka this act can only be performed in designated areas.
Some netizens have expressed their opinion, “He’s a grown man at 29 years old; I don’t see what’s the problem“, defending the singer’s actions, while a few others criticize it, but you can also find many comments like “Taeyong is seriously fucking sexy” or even “I actually feel like I like him a lot more now“.