MONSTA X members Joohoney and I.M recently made a guest appearance on Jun Hyosung’s Dreaming Radio, where they discussed a variety of different topics. During their introduction, Joohoney introduced himself as, “a rapper who looks scary on stage, but is a cutie off-stage,” which led into a discussion about the rapper’s “scary” image. It was here that the MONSTA X member shared a confession about his past.
Joohoney shared with the radio listeners that the stress of his “scary” image led him to tears at one point in his career.
Everyone kept saying that I looked ‘too scary.’ That became a stress of mine so I cried about it at a concert.
He continued by sharing that the crying video began circulating online after the concert.
Eventually, the footage of an ‘idol crying because of their scary visuals’ began making their rounds online.
Joohoney continued his story by revealing that back then, even music show producers were scared of his visuals.
Even music show producers would tell me that I looked scary. They requested that I erase my eyeliner.
While this was in the past, he reiterated with the radio listeners that it was all for his concept and image!
But that was just my rap style and that was my character.
The MONSTA X member concluded his story by sharing that eventually, his label told him to “tone it down.”
Now, even my label tells me to tone it (scary character) down. Tone my eyeliner down and my rap style down.
The host of the radio show, Jun Hyosung gave Joohoney a moment to relieve his stress by sharing his true self on the viewing radio.
At the time, I may have looked scary and had a lot of ambition but now, I have become the aegyo (cuteness) master. Please show me a lot of love.
After his confession, netizens flocked online to share their adoration for Joohoney and his cute image!
- “He’s so cute.”
- “Honey (Joohoney) is so cute.”
- “Haha crazy…he’s so cute.”
- “His aegyo (cuteness) is so freaking cute.”
- “Our Honey is our soft rice cake.”
- “He’s so cute though. He must have been so hurt.”
- “He was a little scary at first, but now whenever I see him and Shownu, I can’t help but laugh.”
- “Our Joohoney is so freaking cute. Seriously…he’s so cute! Cuteness in human form is Lee Joohoney.”
Oh Joohoney, we all know what a big cutie you are! You can catch the entire episode of MONSTA X I.M and Joohoney’s Jun Hyosung’s Dreaming Radio down below!