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Netizens Upset As Former IZ*ONE Member Hitomi ‘Inappropriately’ Treated On AKB48’s Show!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Apr 07, 2022 11:18 AM EDT
Honda Hitomi

Just recently, former IZ*ONE member Hitomi Honda has gone viral as the former K-pop idol was notably badly treated while on a Japanese variety show.

READ: Fans Think That Former IZ*ONE Member Nako Is Being Bullied By Her Japanese Co-Members!

It is known that Japanese variety shows are quite unhinged, but even with that being said, netizens and K-pop fans explain that those behind AKB 48's live show did too much. In a Korean online community, a post entitled "This Is How Hitomi Honda's Been Doing" has gone viral and has gotten a plethora of reactions from netizens and K-pop fans.

On the post, there were photos of the former K-pop idol looking uncomfortable while a man was moving toward her while sticking out his back part. The photos came from an episode of AKB48's live show, which aired on the 3rd of April. 

The idol who allowed the man closest to her face would be the winner, but regardless of the outcome, it seemed like no one was going to be the winner.  Although Hitomi was able to stop the man from getting too close, other idols were not fortunate enough. 

READ: Netizens & K-Pop Fans 'Gather Evidence' Of Former IZ*ONE Member Lee Chaeyeon's Departure From WM Entertainment!

Following this, Korean K-pop fans flooded the comments of the aforementioned online post, writing that they felt upset for former IZ*ONE member Hitomi. Others have even urged the idol to return to South Korea.

Adding to this, some fans could not help but compare Hitomi's current treatment to a fellow Japanese idol and former IZ*ONE member, LE SSERAFIM's Sakura Miyawaki.

READ: Solo Careers, Acting, & More, What The Former Members Of IZ*ONE Are Doing Now

Korean netizens and K-pop fans went on to question the purpose of the game, noting it was inappropriate and not funny.

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