Twitter user @3sik came across this GIF of WINNER‘s Jinu smiling like sunshine…
…and, well, it’s understandable how it immediately triggered @3sik’s “Protect This Man At All Costs” mode. Unaware that Jinu completed his mandatory military service between 2020-2021, @3sik begged Jinu, in a frantic tweet, to “not enlist.”
Oppa, please do not enlist.
— Twitter @3sick3sick
Unintentionally, @3sik’s response caught the attention of another Twitter user @SIRI who, equally frantically, threw hands at @3sik for “trying to send Jinu back to the military.” While rough in language, @3sik quickly apologized for pushing @SIRI’s button; Though, to be fair, the enlistment is basically an open wound for any K-Pop fan with a male bias.
SIRI: He’s done with his service, you dumb sh*t. Why are you trying to send Jinu back to the military?
3sik: F*CK I’M SORRY
The amount of panic and chaos in the string of tweets had been more than enough to make the thread trend…
WTH? Just bamboozled. Oppa is literally 32 years old.
— Twitter @h2y_SIRI
…but it went “REALLY REALLY” viral when WINNER’s Jinu found the conversation.
Posting the tweets to his Instagram Stories, Jinu had the most hilarious reaction:
Jinu acknowledged the obvious love for him evident in the tweets, though playfully roasting the sheer amount of aggressiveness in the interaction!
What a lovely conversation 💙
Korean online communities, like theqoo, picked up on Jinu’s Instagram update and K-Pop fans had a good laugh over how 200% done Jinu sounds at these two non-WINNER fans beefing over his enlistment.