Sometimes being in the spotlight with another idol can spell disaster. On variety shows, idols are often asked to do things on camera that can make them shy, especially when they have to interact with a member of the opposite sex. The below female and male idols had some awkward interactions on camera – some so cringey you might want to look away.
1. Jin (BTS), Irene (Red Velvet) and Chanyeol (EXO)
When Irene, Jin and Chanyeol got together for a photo shoot, the atmosphere was immediately awkward and it didn’t change!
For some reason, it seemed like the boys didn’t want to get close to Irene!
2. Suzy and Baekhyun (EXO)
When Suzy and Baekhyun performed together at the 2016 MAMA Awards, Baekhyun decided to hold Suzy’s hand – and it got a bit cringey. The two later sat together when the awards were being announced, and the atmosphere didn’t dispel as they didn’t talk and fidgeted awkwardly.
Chanyeol’s fellow EXO members didn’t hesitate to tease him about the awkward interactions, emulating the way he held the tips of Suzy’s fingers.
3. SinB (GFRIEND) and Jooheon (Monsta X)
On Weekly Idol, they were tasked with giving each other compliments and it got pretty awkward fast, with both smiling silently at each other.
4. Irene (Red Velvet) and Jinhoo (UP10TION)
Irene was startled by Jinhoo‘s excited clapping next to her, prompting uncomfortable bowing.
5. Joy (Red Velvet) and Zico (Block B)
Joy, GFRIEND‘s Yerin, Apink‘s Hayoung and Zico attended their School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA) graduation ceremony together, with Joy and Zico sitting next to each other. But the entire time, the two didn’t talk and avoided eye contact.
When they posed for a photo together, Joy tried to get Yerin in on the photo, but was left awkwardly smiling with Zico.
6. V (BTS) and Seulgi (Red Velvet)
V startled Seulgi on Music Core when he suddenly jumped up from behind her to MC and her reaction was priceless.
7. Nayeon (TWICE) and D.O (EXO)
At the 2016 MAMA awards, Nayeon was blowing kisses to fans when she accidentally crossed paths with D.O. For a moment it almost looked like she was blowing kisses to him, and she seemed to realize because she paused and the two awkwardly moved around each other.
8. Jessica (formerly Girls’ Generation) and Siwon (Super Junior)
At a SMTOWN concert, Jessica‘s reaction to Siwon suddenly touching her was caught on camera.
Her unimpressed expression when he grabbed her arm was also super awkward. Luckily, the two are long-time friends, so they were just playing around!
9. Irene and San-E
Ansan Friendship Super Show in 2017, Irene was caught off guard by San-E’s antics. When he leaned his arm on her shoulder, she got a bit of a fright and dipped her head with an embarrassed laugh.