Korean Superstar Kim Jong-Hyun 'Trolled by Far-Right Conservatives' for Supporting LGBT Fans Before Apparent Suicide
Korean boyband star Kim Jong-Hyun had faced a barrage of vicious tweets and social media messages for his support of 'sexual minorities' - including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people. The 27-year-old lead singer of K-Pop group SHINee, who died in a suspected suicide today, came under attack in 2013 after publicly supporting a transgender student who had been posting handwritten messages around the grounds of Korea University criticising the social suppression of LGBT people. In response to the student's actions, which was part of a project called How Are You?, Kim - better known by his stage name Jonghyun - had changed his Twitter profile picture to one of the hand-penned signs reading, "I am not OK".
December 18 / The Mirror