On the October 5 broadcast of KBS2’s “Happy Together,” TVXQ members Changmin and Yunho made their first variety show appearance since being discharged from the military. They appeared on the Chuseok special episode alongside veteran singer Lee Seung Chul.
During the show, Yunho revealed a funny episode when he went to the amusement park during one of his breaks while serving in the military. Yunho said, “I saw a group of girls arguing whether ‘EXO is better’ or ‘BTS is better.’ I had a mask on and wanted to include TVXQ in the argument so I approached the girls and asked them what they thought of TVXQ.”
Yoo Jae Suk then asked Changmin what he would have done and he made everyone laugh when he answered, “I do not want to get involved in someone else’s fight.”
Yunho asked the girls if they knew TVXQ, to which the girls answered that of course they did. They described TVXQ as a group who’s good at singing live and put on great performances, but that they were a little old and that EXO and BTS were more handsome. Shocked, Yunho said he told them TVXQ is not old and that TVXQ is taller.
Soon, the girls got suspicious and asked, “But ahjussi [middle-aged man], why do you keep talking about TVXQ?” and he responded, “I’m not an ahjussi!” He then took off the mask and told them that he is TVXQ’s Yunho, forgetting that he had gained some weight on his face and didn’t look quite like he does in photos at the moment.
The girls didn’t believe him and said, “We know what Yunho looks like and he has a smaller face [than you] and big eyes.” After persuading them about how he knows EXO members’ phone numbers, they believed him and promised to support TVXQ. He also promised them he would talk about this incident on a talk show.
After listening to Yunho’s story, Changmin commented, “He’s very different from me. I don’t believe that everyone in the nation has to know who I am.”