K-Pop Star Kim Jaejoong Hospitalized With Coronavirus, Was An April Fools’ Day Prank – The Korean star known as Jaejoong of the K-pop group JYJ, pulled an April Fools Day prank on April 1 by revealing to his nearly 2 million followers on Instagram that he had contracted COVID-19 Coronavirus and was currently hospitalized receiving treatment.
K-Pop Star Kim Jaejoong Hospitalized With Coronavirus, Was An April Fools’ Day Prank | Kim Jaejoong’s Coronavirus April Fools’ Day Stunt:
Kim Jaejoong of the K-pop group JYJ, faced backlash on social media after he reportedly falsely claimed in a post on Instagram, as part of an April Fools’ Day stunt, to have been hospitalized in Japan for the Coronavirus.
“I’ve been infected with Covid-19. This was brought through my carelessness, for not minding the proper measures given by the government and the people closest to me,” in the original post on Wednesday afternoon, Jaejoong, real name Kim Jae-joong, wrote.
“It’s a wonder how significantly one person’s actions can affect the greater society. I am apologetic toward those who may have also been inflicted with the virus because of me. I’ve become like this because of my stupid decision, to live thinking it’ll never be me. I am being hospitalised. I am wrapped up feelings of gratitude and apology while reflecting on my past. There are so many things I want to say. I want to see so many people,” Kim Jaejoong’s initial post added.
K-Pop Star Kim Jaejoong Pulled a Coronavirus Prank | Kim Jaejoong’s April Fools’ Day Prank About COVID-19 Hospitalization Was To Raise Awareness:
But Fifty minutes after posting, Kim Jaejoong’s the since-deleted post was later clarified to be an April Fools’ Day prank and, apparently, an effort to raise awareness about the importance of social distancing measures.
“Staying on alert right now.. That is what I say to myself again and again. Although this did go quite far for April Fool’s Day, so many people worried about me in a short span of time,” Jaejoong wrote in the updated post that has since been taken down. “Oh… and I don’t think of this as an April Fool’s joke. My family and my friends are getting sick.. and dying.. It’s never!! just someone else’s problem. I wanted to tell you that protecting myself is protecting the precious people around us. I will accept all punishment I receive from this post. I hope all of you are healthy.”