Kim Hee-chul is being criticized for appearing in the early voting booth wearing red slippers. The problem was that he was wearing red slippers, the color of the conservative party. SERIOUSLY.
Heechul Kim visited the Cheongdam Community Center in Gangnam-gu, Seoul to vote in advance of the 20th presidential election on the 4th. He was dressed comfortably in around tee and slacks that day. The top and bottom were all beige in color. However, some netizens fell while wearing red slippers and a pink mask.
Some online communities have criticized Kim Hee-chul for implying support for a specific candidate with his polling station fashion. The fact that he drew a V with his finger as he left the polling place was also considered a political message.
In the comment window, criticisms such as "Who among celebrities these days draws a V at the polls", "Kim Hee-Chul secretly showed conservative tendencies during last year's live broadcast", etc.
Some even countered that Kim Heechul often wore red clothes, saying that it was too much of a guess. A netizen who is a fan of Kim Hee-chul pointed out, "Kim Hee-chul originally liked the red color. There were times when he wore an all-red outfit in a broadcast. It seems that criticism has crossed the line."
Kim Heechul is not the only one who has been criticized for voting booth fashion. Broadcaster Yoo Jae-suk was also criticized for blatantly supporting the Democratic Party of Korea while wearing a blue hat, shoes, and jeans in the 2019 local elections.
Meanwhile, early voting for the 20th presidential election will be held from 6 am to 6 pm for two days from the 4th to the 5th.