Usually, there’s a lot of drama between 90 Day Fiancé costars — but when Jihoon Lee received a seriously hateful message, his castmates rallied around him. After the star of The Other Way shared a screenshot of the DM on his Instagram feed on Tuesday, August 18, TLC personalities like David Toborowsky and Kenneth Niedermeier stepped up to show him some love.
“You’re such a bad father,” read the screenshot. “Kill yourself, you pathetic idiot f–k.” Captioning the post, Jihoon, 29, wrote, “Oh, really?” In the comments, he continued, “Can I die?”
As fans rushed to support the season 2 star, David, 52, chimed in, “Don’t let anyone get to you. You know your love for your family [and] that is all that matters.” Kenneth, 57, added, “That’s sad and pathetic. Keep your head up high. Humans are not made to be perfect. You know who you are.”
This isn’t the first time Jihoon received major hate because of the show. In July, he clapped back at comments telling him he needs to “get a job” so he can support wife Deavan Clegg. He told the haters they need to learn how to distinguish between the “show and reality,” insisting that he does earn enough money to care for his family no matter what viewers see on screen. Despite that, the hate continued. In early August, he even ended up turning off comments on one of his Instagram posts when he could no longer deal with the negativity.
Deavan, 23, has also spoken out against the hate as she slammed the TV series’ editing on Monday, August 17. Explaining that the current season was filmed over a year ago, she claimed that she and her husband have already worked through all of their past issues and asked the online trolls to leave her family alone. “It’s disgusting, and it’s disheartening,” she said.
Making matters worse is the fact that the husband and wife are currently quarantined separately amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mom Elicia Clegg clarified on Instagram that Deavan is “stuck” in America with her children while son-in-law Jihoon is still in Korea. She hinted the family hopes to reunite soon, but travel restrictions are keeping them apart. In the meantime, we hope Jihoon has a strong support system in place.
If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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