Suzy, who was also a guest on the show, began her story by explaining, “It hasn’t even been a year yet since our debut, and I’ve been up on the chopping block so many times for my weight gain, acting, speech mistakes, falling, and even for my runny nose.” When asked what she found most hurtful, she replied, “Since I’m a girl, I have trouble dealing with weight-related controversies.”
After hearing her reply, Leeteuk looked uncomfortably at the camera, causing Heechul to jump in and explain, “Leeteuk once talked about Suzy on his radio program. While talking about miss A’s comeback, he had told her to ‘lose weight’.”
Heechul continued, “I live with Leeteuk and we randomly came across a ‘chubby Suzy’ article. He told me, ‘She doesn’t look like she gained weight at all,’ and even mentioned that he would console her the next time he saw her. On the radio show, he had actually meant to say, ‘Why are you losing weight, Suzy, you don’t have to.’ The guests on the radio show reacted too quickly before he got to complete his sentence.”
Leeteuk added, “I couldn’t conclude myself at the time. About three to four days later, people began talkng about that. I didn’t feel it was right to bring it up again so I told someone I know to send her my apologies.”
Suzy said, “I swell up naturally; maybe it’s because I’m young. It differs day to day for me in that sometimes I’ll look heavier or thinner depending on the time of day.”
It has been quite some time ago since this happened and the past is the past but what you think? Was Leeteuk’s statement just an excuse or was it truly a mistake?