Nam Taehyun posted a message on his official Instagram account regarding malicious comments and how they affect celebrities like himself.
The post reads as follows:
I don’t want to lose any more of my friends and colleagues. Just like all of you, celebrities are people, too. I’m also one of the celebrities that receive a lot of malicious comments. That’s why it hits me even harder. That girl… That friend of mine… must have been in so much pain. There was a time when I didn’t think I could stand it anymore and attempted to end my life as well. The comments that you leave on a whim can hurt celebrities more than you think. Many people tell me not to look at such mean comments. But when my name starts trending and people start texting me, asking me what happened, it’s hard not to look at them. Please stop this. I don’t want to lose any more of my friends and colleagues.
– Nam Taehyun
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더 이상 친구들, 동료들을 잃고 싶지 않습니다 여러분들과 마찬가지로 ‘연예인’ 이란 직업도 사람이 하는 일입니다. 저도 악플을 많이 받는 연예인중 한명입니다. 그래서 더 와닿습니다 그녀가. 내친구가.. 얼마나 아팠을지. 저 역시.. 더 이상 버티지 못할것 같기에 목숨을 끊으려 시도한 적이 있습니다 많은 연예인들이 무심코 다는 댓글에 생각보다 큰 상처를 받고 좌절합니다. “그럼 악플 보지마” 라는 이야기를 많이 듣습니다 자기 이름이 실시간 검색어에 올라가고 여기 저기서 무슨일 있냐 연락이 오면 보지 않기가 힘듭니다. 멈춰주세요. 더 이상 친구들, 동료들을 잃고 싶지 않습니다.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had self-harming thoughts, do not hesitate to reach out to your local confidential support for people in distress or to call the Lifeline. The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Call 1-800-273-8255 for help.