Popular variety program Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller is receiving a lot of backlash after airing their preview for next week’s episode.

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As this week’s episode of Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller came to an end, the show aired a preview of what viewers can expect from next week’s episode. To their dismay, netizens and viewers were in complete shock when they saw the guest for next week. They did not hide their disappointment when they saw that former SS501 member Kim Hyun Joong would be the featured guest. Here are snippets from the preview.

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Still from “Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller” | KBS

A flower visual’s entrance.

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Still from “Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller” | KBS

Even the fortune tellers could not predict this guest.”

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Still from “Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller” | KBS

What is your concern?”

— Lee Soo Geun

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Still from “Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller” | KBS

I’m a bright person but I am losing myself and wasting away.

— Kim Hyun Joong

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Still from “Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller” | KBS

The criticisms and cold stares from everyone…

— Kim Hyun Joong

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Still from “Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller” | KBS

During your rest period you became boring.

— Lee Soo Geun

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Still from “Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller” | KBS

Can he find his lost confidence again?

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The backlash regarding his appearance on the show is not surprising due to his previous scandals. Back in 2014, the former SS501 member shocked the K-Pop world when an alleged ex-girlfriend stepped forward with photo evidence claiming that he physically assaulted her. After many messy lawsuits, it was revealed that the two had reignited their relationship in 2015 and that his ex-girlfriend, known as Choi at the time, was pregnant. Kim Hyun Joong vehemently denied the claims, stating that he hadn’t seen Choi since she told him of her pregnancy and that he couldn’t be sure he was even the father. Later that year, a paternity test confirmed that Kim Hyun Joong was indeed the father of the child.

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Since then, the former boy group member has remained relatively quiet, staying out of the spotlight by remaining inactive as a celebrity in Korea. With the massive impact that the scandal had on his career, many assumed that would not return to the entertainment industry and that he would live his life as an average citizen. With the preview, however, many were left shocked and could not help but express their honest opinions about his seeming return. Here’s what they had to say.

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  • “Wow I didn’t recognize him.”
  • “Wow as soon as I saw his picture, I scrolled down.”
  • “Can he just do something else with his life? That way he won’t get cursed out…”
  • “I really don’t want to see him I really don’t want to.”
  • “Even people like him have fans.”
  • “I mean there was something weird with his girlfriend making things up but his text messages were…”
  • “Gross”
  • “Wasn’t his image incompetence? With that image completely ruined, now he doesn’t have any merit of being a celebrity. Just don’t come back.”
  • “His image is completely trashed.”
  • “Wow everything comes crawling back.”

 

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What do you all think about Kim Hyun Joong’s potential return to the industry?