While most rookie K-pop idols are extremely careful about what they say on television for fear that it might have a negative effect on their careers, Super Junior’s Kim Heechul is one of those who has never practiced self-censorship — not even in his early days as an idol. Known for his wit and for spitting harsh truths (he once claimed he would never lie to his fans), his devil-may-care attitude soon became his strong suit and one of the reasons why he became a sought-after emcee for variety shows. Currently the emcee on Knowing Brothers and Lipstick Prince, the Super Junior member still stands his ground as one of the most popular variety show hosts in the Korean entertainment scene.
As he celebrates his 12th year in the industry, we take a look at 10 moments where his “poison tongue” personality truly shone.
Image: Heechul’s Instagram