Kaendi and Mid became the target of online hate after their photo, which showed them holding hands while on a train in Bangkok, went viral on social media last April.
Netizens then picked on Kaendi’s physical appearance, while some even said that Mid found a “pet” in the Thai creative director.
Kaendi met the harsh remarks with kindness as he thanked everyone who defended them from bashers.
“#THANKYOU all of you for the support and all the positivity. To be honest I wasn’t so surprised when random people walked to us last night and showed us all these candid pictures of us that have been posted the whole evening. It happened before, same time last year and all the nasty comments left me nothing but worries and tears. This year though, in the other hand, Thorsten and I, unexpectedly, are so thankful and overwhelmed by the storm of your huge support. We never meant to try to be under the spotlight and all… But thank y’all anyway,” he said on a post last April 18. AJH/RAM