After a live conference with medical staff helping fight the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden found himself in an awkward situation due to a slip of his tongue – instead of calling the raging disease the “Wuhan virus”, he said...”Luhan virus”.
— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 27, 2020
He would probably have gotten away with it, but the mistake prompted criticism on SNS, because Luhan, who is a former member of the popular K-pop boy band EXO as well as a successful actor and soloist in China, has nothing to do with the virus. Netizens even noted that Biden had already messed up the names of diseases and called the H1N1 virus "N1H1".
— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 20, 2020
EXO-L's (the official name of the fandom of EXO) were offended by the mistake.
— 𝒮𝑒𝓁𝒻 𝒫𝑜𝓇𝓉𝓇𝒶𝒾𝓉 𝑜𝒻 𝒦𝑒𝓃𝓃𝓎 l BESD📌 (@daesdior) March 28, 2020
— ♡luhan (@hunhamog) March 28, 2020
— jan_marti ✨ (@eris_jm1223) March 28, 2020
But many fans made jokes about the situation.
— ☠ Wanderer (@Dawn_Cyprus) March 28, 2020
— 𝐑𝐡𝐢 ♡ ⅓ of Déni (@yvesoulrose) March 28, 2020
the only luhan virus up in this bitch is the virus you’re gonna get on your computer/phone if you don’t stream Medals by Luhan in the next two seconds pic.twitter.com/F8gpAkX3Ln— kaylee⁰⁷ (@xiusprint) March 28, 2020
*sees Luhan trending*— Katt #FightForWonho (@kensdougie) March 28, 2020
Politics: the Luhan virus
My Kpop stanning ass: pic.twitter.com/ScsDSyJrhC
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States, meanwhile, surpassed 100,000 on Friday evening, with the country thereby leaping ahead of China and becoming number one in the world with the most confirmed cases.