Yesterday, it was reported that SBS’s PDs were considering casting EXO’s Chanyeol for it’s upcoming variety program “Roommate“.
It looks like negotiations went through smoothly because they’re now confirming that Chanyeol will become a fixed cast member for the show!
We can’t wait to see his goofiness and lively personality on “Roommate”!
He’ll be joining 9 other celebrities in “Roommate”, including 2NE1’s Park Bom and After School’s Nana.
While we’re thrilled to see Chanyeol on this variety show, netizens aren’t too happy.
Because Chanyeol is from SM Entertainment, netizens are giving both him and the company flack for even participating.
They feel that SM Entertainment puts their idols in anything and everything, but they’ve failed to take into account that this was a show pitched by SM C&C.
They also don’t believe that he has the variety skills to make this show entertaining, but those who’ve watched him in Laws of the Jungle: Micronesia Edition beg to differ.
It’s apparent that he acts like the “vitamin” or “mood-maker” for groups.
Whatever the case, congrats to Chanyeol for landing the gig and we hope that it’s a success!
Check out netizen’s responses below, translated by NetizenBuzz:
1. [+662, -143] There’s seriously not one show that SM kids aren’t in. Ugh, I’m not going to watch it.
2. [+559, -85] They media played as if he wasn’t going to be on it but of course it wouldn’t be SM to not throw in one of their kids on a show. This will end up like Barefoot Friends again.
3. [+483, -45] I’m a fan but I’m against his casting. I want this program to either fail or take Chanyeol off of it ㅡㅡ SM, please don’t let him go on it. EXO’s comeback is soon and fans are adamantly against this, just take him off the show ㅡㅡ
4. [+449, -70] Gotta expect SM to stick their noses in everything. tsk tsk.
5. [+360, -96] I never thought his variety skills were that great ㅋㅋㅋ
6. [+107, -4] Well, we can expect EXO sasaengs at the dorm then ㅋㅋ The PDs will defintiely regret casting an EXO member. Even the female cast members’ lives will be in danger. This is concerning considering EXO’s sasaeng fans.