Jonghyun's tweet criticising government education policy and the value of outspoken idols

Over the past couple of years, Jonghyun from SHINee has gained a reputation for going beyond the normal bounds of idolhood and speaking out on (often controversial) issues that matter to him. Today, he added education policy to his list:

출산 유도를 위해 초 중 고 학제를 단축 한다라… 국정 교과서를 제작 한다라… 이런 정책 속에서 아이를 낳고 정신과 신체가 건강한 인간으로 자랄수 있게 도울 자신이 없어질 뿐이다. 아이를 낳지않으려는게 아니라 아이를 낳는게 두렵다.
— 김종현 (@realjonghyun90) October 23, 2015
They say they’re lowering school…

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