K-Pop Star Siwon Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Fellow Super Junior Members

Kate Glicksberg


Korea's most-followed person on Twitter is doing his part to raise awareness about Lou Gehrig's disease

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has officially hit Korea. K-pop star Siwon, a member of long-running boy band Super Junior, shared a video where he dumped two vats of water on himself to spread awareness about Lou Gehrig's disease.

And with 4.17 million Twitter followers, Siwon is Korea's most-followed person on Twitter making his voice particularly loud in the country. Siwon posted his challenge on Twitter and his Instagram account, that's amassed 273,000 Insta-followers since he opened his account on Aug. 2 this year.

Dressed in a sharp blue button up and white slacks, the singer/actor get doused in public with a crowd of screaming fans huddled around him recording the challenge with their cell phones and cameras.

Via the Instagram video's comments, Siwon wrote that he nominated his Super Junior bandmates Donghae and Eunhyuk to participate next in the challenge. Both stars are also extremely popular on social media, so undoubtedly Donghae (with 4.06 million Twitter followers and 1.5 million on Instagram) and Eunhyuk (2.47 million on Twitter and 474,000 on Instagram) will help spread the message with a fun video. Or end up making a donation to ALS. Either way, everybody wins.

Siwon is one of the latest music stars to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, joining the likes of Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and many more.


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