ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo recently came under fire for posting a photo of Trump Tower, but fans are coming to his defense.
ASTRO is currently in the US for the stateside leg of their 2nd ASTROAD TOUR. So far, they have performed in New York, and will soon be performing in Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco before flying out to Hong Kong.
Along the way, Cha Eunwoo has been sharing photos of ASTRO’s travels with fans on his personal Instagram, which recently reached 1 million followers.
One post, however, received backlash from netizens. In it, Cha Eunwoo poses in front of Trump Tower, the headquarters for The Trump Organization, which was named for President Donald Trump.
President Trump is a controversial figure, both within the US and abroad. Some netizens accused Cha Eunwoo of showing support for President Trump with these photos.
Eunwoo taking pics in front of the trump tower 🤢 I trusted him
— pony. (@pjmoonchild_) March 19, 2019
ugh eunwoo u r cancelled
— BDAY GIRL! (@kyunwongs) March 19, 2019
In response, fans pointed out that Cha Eunwoo does not know much about the US, and they believe that he posed at Trump Tower because it is a popular tourist stop. Some fans have criticized netizens for jumping to conclusions, and have even accused them of hypocrisy.
cha eunwoo literally thought the capital of usa is obama… quit thinking that he’d actually know about the trump situation pic.twitter.com/dYwNbbeyDC
— alix ♡ SANHA DAY (@lyanswer) March 19, 2019
kpop ain’t that deep but if i see any of you fools unstanning eunwoo over the trump pictures when he most likely didn’t know any better and just thought it was a tourist spot i will fight you
— m (@chandonnay) March 19, 2019
lmao y'all cancelling Eunwoo for posting in front of Trump's tower yet y'all won't cancel your fav for the recent scandal WHEN I SAY HYPOCRISY 👀🍵
— aria¹²⁷ (@neocultechv) March 19, 2019
Cha Eunwoo’s post has since been deleted, but a little criticism hasn’t stopped him from sharing new adventures with fans, including this one from Dallas. ASTRO will be performing at The Theatre at Grand Prairie tonight, at 7 PM.