Fans immediately began trying to clear his searches.
A clip of a video call between a fan and ZEROBASEONE‘s Kim Jiwoong is going viral.
On February 2, a fan posted a clip of their video call with Jiwoong, asking other fans for their “opinions” on the clip. In the video, Jiwoong can be seen saying goodbye to the fan, and when the video call “ends,” the idol allegedly can be heard saying shibal, or f*ck.
— .. (@81930287a) February 2, 2024
Do you usually say f*ck after talking to fans? I’m not sure so I’m asking other Zerozes’ thoughts.
During video call events that feature multiple idols, instead of ending the call, a cover is placed on the phone, and the idols’ side is muted. When the phone is passed to the next idol in line, the cover is removed, and the call is unmuted.
Jiwoong’s alleged cursing happened once the cover was placed and a few seconds had passed.
Kim Jiwoong originally got his start in the K-Pop group INX; however, the group disbanded after suing their company over mistreatment. Following two more short times in groups, Jiwoong began his acting career.
In 2023, Jiwoong was among the over 100 trainees who competed on Boys Planet, finishing in the top 9 and confirming his debut.
The clip of Jiwoong has already gone viral with over 7 million views on X alone.