Frequent sense does not include age, as one veteran Ok-pop idol has proven.
Jaejoong from Korean pop group JYJ first wrote an extended submit on Instagram this afternoon (April 1), saying he was hospitalised for Covid-19.
Based on the translation on fansite Allkpop, the 34-year-old wrote: “I have been contaminated with Covid-19. This was all resulting from my carelessness, for ignoring the recommendation offered by the federal government and all these round me.
“It is a marvel how considerably one individual’s actions can have an effect on the higher society. I’m apologetic towards those that might have additionally been inflicted with the virus due to me.”
It was information to his label C-Jes Leisure, who reportedly mentioned they are going to verify on it.
Jaejoong’s eloquent admission naturally sparked a wave of panic and concern from his supporters and the general public, particularly because it was revealed he had carried out dwell on a Japanese music programme simply yesterday (Mar 31). He’s at present nonetheless in Japan for promotional work.
Lower than an hour after his social media submit, he up to date the textual content, confessing it was just an April Fool’s prank. Like, wth?
He claimed he wished to inform everybody that the way in which to guard others is to guard your self.
“This prank was too out-of-hand for a easy April Idiot’s joke, and many individuals frightened about me in a brief time frame. (Covid-19) is certainly not one thing that solely occurs to different individuals… I’ll settle for all punishment for this submit,” he wrote.
Evidently, netizens are fuming.
“My good friend’s brother had a coronary heart difficulty and he caught the virus. I discovered yesterday that he by no means made it so I am completely livid that a joke like this was performed,” one netizen mentioned.
One other added: “Very insensitive man. How can he joke about one thing critical that issues the world proper now because it includes life and demise. I assumed he was wiser than this. (I am) very dissatisfied.”
“Covid-19 is not one thing to joke about at this scale. As talked about, he was at a music present the night time earlier than. Think about all these employees members and their household stressing over this April Idiot’s prank?! That is so disrespectful to all these individuals which might be contaminated or have handed away. And on prime of that, these which might be struggling financially resulting from this. Completely dissatisfied,” a netizen additionally mentioned.
Jaejoong’s submit, which had greater than 60,000 likes, has since been deleted.
Some nations have warned its residents not to create coronavirus-related pranks on April Fool’s Day, with some threatening jail and/or fines for offenders.
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