April Fools’ Day is often taken advantage of in the K-Pop industry, both in terms of idols fooling their fans and each other, or sometimes, idols getting fooled themselves!
ATEEZ‘s members didn’t escape this fate. On the prank-heavy day, each of the members was brought into a room to supposedly watch a new intro for KQ Entertainment to celebrate their 2,000th day since opening. However, they had other things coming for them.
The clip that they were watching had a jumpscare at the end, and not only that, but a fake cockroach was placed on the back of the laptop they were using so that they would see it when they closed the screen!
Needless to say, the ensuing reactions were hilarious, and spot-on for each member’s personality.
Hongjoong may be ATEEZ’s fearless captain, but even he still gets frightened sometimes! He had a smaller reaction to the video scare than the bug scare, which somehow seems right 😂 He was also quick to laugh at himself!
kq pranked ateez by showing them the new logo film of kq with a jumpscare at the end and with a fake bug on the laptop, hongjoong really got scared lmao pic.twitter.com/lWcLFHI8eK
— elif (@hjhopeworld) April 1, 2022
Seonghwa, ATEEZ’s oldest member, is a sensitive guy with a kind heart, and his reaction wasn’t over-the-top, but it was really endearing, especially with his cute embarrassed laugh at the end!
the (>_<) above seonghwa’s head when he laughed pic.twitter.com/WNFWXWxZWE
— nikki | SEONGHWA MONTH (@hwaslove_) April 1, 2022
Yunho doesn’t startle easily, so it’s not a surprise that he didn’t have a big reaction, but staff probably feel successful that they did get him to flinch!
i can’t believe kq really got THE fearless yunho flinching at a jumpscare pic.twitter.com/ALaB8Jegmf
— yunho file (@jyhfile) April 1, 2022
Sweetheart Yeosang had one of the more expressive reactions to the prank, but he was also quick to laugh at himself after the scares!
yeosang’s reaction to the prank was so priceless pic.twitter.com/GcyYXBcf4V
— yeosang doing things (@kysactivity) April 1, 2022
San may seem intimidating on stage, but he’s definitely a softie at heart, and apart from one other member, he had the strongest reaction to the prank 😂 They even got him with a rubber chicken scare as he was leaving!
— Sarah Ali ( SosCa ) (@SarahAl2694) April 1, 2022
Poor Mingi, ATEEZ’s gentle giant and all-around cutie, definitely had the biggest reaction to the scares! The “annyeonghaseyo” edit for the cockroach was peak comedy, too 😂
Mingi’s reaction is way more funnier and the way kq editor censoring him when he cursed?? So funny 😂😂😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/1MfmGF4vel
— munie 우요 (@woonieeeee__) April 1, 2022
Despite his own frightened reaction, Mingi was quick to check in on how San did 🥺
not mingi checking up on san after his reaction??? 😭 pic.twitter.com/5wgpDIuByr
— exia (@sankorwaki) April 1, 2022
Playful and mischievous Wooyoung ended up cursing in his reaction, which required the staff to edit part of it out!
wooyoung swore they had to cut it HDGHSHSHAHS pic.twitter.com/41pcFsbITx
— va💀💦 (@vasilissaadair) April 1, 2022
wooyoung’s laugh it’s absolutely the loveliest sound to my ears like he’s just so :((
— ⭐️ (@MINGISGALAXY) April 1, 2022
Jongho isn’t known as ATEEZ’s fearless maknae for no reason, and he was the only member to show absolutely no reaction to the pranks!
— 🐻🗯️ (@jonghofilez) April 1, 2022
Fans are talking about how they themselves would have reacted compared to the ATEEZ members 😂
from the scale of jongho to mingi, which one are you when got pranked? pic.twitter.com/bQODpwoSkp
— lyn (@macloudroni) April 1, 2022
You can watch the whole prank video here!