They think he looks unrecognizable.
Shawols (SHINee fans) are concerned for SHINee’s leader Onew after his shocking transformation.
Onew made his solo comeback recently with his first full-length album, Circle.
ONEW The 1st Album 〖Circle〗
➫ 2023.03.06 6PM (KST)#ONEW #onew #SHINee #shiny #Circle #ONEW_Circle pic.twitter.com/lZbLQAD3xl
— SHINee (@SHINee) February 19, 2023
Shawols have been excited as Onew has been actively promoting, and he even held his first solo concert, ONEW 1st CONCERT O-NEW NOTE, on March 3-5, which both Minho and Key attended. Yet, they’ve become increasingly concerned about his health due to his recent change in appearance.
wow check out these crazy fans at onew’s concert pic.twitter.com/ogJvCf1TkJ
— nia_circle (@bumkeyer) March 7, 2023
[REPLAY] ONEW 온유 ‘Circle’ Comeback Live
⭕️https://t.co/sKL1qupmwR#ONEW #onew #SHINee #shiny #Circle #ONEW_Circle pic.twitter.com/CEFYWcViJy
— SHINee (@SHINee) March 16, 2023
Some of SHINee’s recent uploads, particularly from the Japan concerts, feature a hardly recognizable Onew.
Shawols are pointing out how Onew appears significantly skinnier this comeback than ever. Even though K-Pop idols tend to lose some weight for comebacks, Onew has maintained a healthy yet slim appearance, as shown in SHINee’s last comeback in 2021.
He’s always been a small man, but even with his slender physique, he usually had a full, slightly rounded face that contributed to his youthful, boyish look despite being in his early 30s.
onew skinny legend 😫 pic.twitter.com/7gTOTPD5eE
— vin (@stickerjjirit) June 12, 2022
So, to see how significantly thin his entire being, especially his face, looks now is naturally causing Shawols to worry about the leader. They are voicing their concerns on social media, disturbed about his sudden transformation. Fans just want him to be healthy.
SM EXPLAIN!!!!!!!!!!! #shinee #5Thursday #smentertainment #onew #greenscreen
I’m worried about Onew he looks really really skinny 🙁 eat well Jinki
— sassy sableye (@regressoms) March 15, 2023
We would like to believe that Onew is healthy because he has always emphasized the importance of staying healthy. Recently, CRAVITY‘s Allen actually shared that Onew had advised him to be healthy so that he could be a longtime K-Pop idol.
Onew from SHINee recently gave Allen some advice to stay healthy in order to be a long lasting idol <3#Alan #CRAVITY pic.twitter.com/QgnV68v1zj
— allen loops (@allenloops) March 14, 2023
Likewise, at a fansign earlier this month, Onew reassured Shawols that he was “serious” about his health because he wants to be with them for “a long time.”
230309 // Onew Circle fansign
– Pose Correction –
Jinki talked about blood circulation on his legs(???), he also said that his hands get warm nowadays too.
“I’m serious about taking care of my health! I have to be with you for a long time!” https://t.co/eLmmiW4QP0
— ㅁㅋ (@integralminkey) March 9, 2023
Onew’s words are not all there are to reassure us. Another Shawol pointed out that he looks much healthier and more like himself in fansite’s photos since they do minimal editing compared to his company, SM Entertainment. They’re contributing his recent unusual appearance to unnatural filters.
It’s obvious people are gonna get worried if they see onew looking so skinny in the photos of the official acc but they still using filters huh, look at the shape of his face in the fansite pic… Much more accurate on how onew actually looks like. pic.twitter.com/KubomgqLuc
— peach * KEYNG OF THE WORLD (@obsessedonkey) March 15, 2023
What do you think?