Netizens were shocked by the dramatic style transformation of former Wanna One and current CIX member, Bae Jin Young.
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On April 15, one netizen created a post on an online community forum titled, "The shocking current state of Wanna One's Bae Jin Young". Here, the netizen included some recent photos of Bae Jin Young in bright red hair, tattoos, and having a fierce gaze while perfoming on stage. The netizen also included a gif of Bae Jin Young from his appearance on Mnet's second season of 'Produce 101', where he looked significantly younger and had a more 'innocent' style.
The netizen wrote here, "And the Bae Jin Young we know".
In response, some of the netizens' comments included:
"What is this.."
"I don't think he's the type to match bulking up...I guess he himself enjoys building muscle."
"Koreans really should only choose between the colors black, brown, gold, and silver. Let's not do red, orange, or green. It really does not look good."
"Are they real tattoos?"
"What is he doing?"
"The hair and makeup is kind of weird. It doesn't match the colors."
"Wow, if they didn't put his name I wouldn't have recognized him. He's completely a different person."
"He used to look like a male lead character from a cartoon, but why did the genre suddenly turn into action?"
"Why did he bulk up?"
"Who are you? I really almost couldn't tell who this is."
"??? I couldn't recognize him."