By: LazerKim Sometime in February this year I wrote the article Unity in One which talks about fans from different countries uniting in one Kim Hyun Joong. I still hold on to what I wrote even this article was written some months ago, what I have written in that article still is true to me. There is a cold war going on among Hyun Joong fans, and may I emphasize once again that I do not belong to any fan club of Hyun Joong. I stay as neutral as I could and would just like to share my humble thoughts.
Some fans shared with me a write up about one of Hyun Joong’s history, to those new fans who are also confuse as I am!! LINK (http://www.twitlonger.com/show/j0dun5) This write-up coming from Korea. Unfortunately I wasn’t around yet that time this started so probably the link may give you a brief history why there is a cold war.
The other day I lost my connection but I have written this article that I wasn’t able to post. this is how all it started. Here it goes:
Today Aug. 23, I woke up 5am, as usual I replied on my comment boxes and emails from fans and log in to twitter searching for update photos. I came across a recent photo of Hyun Joong at the film set the scene (photo above) with the cast enjoy chatting but the picture of Jung Yoo Mi was changed to another celeb!! I said to myself, what is this?? My comment box buzz in, so I lost my thoughts about the picture and I proceeded to my writing reply to my comment box and when I came back to twitter I think there seem to be discussion or something that pertains to the picture.
Forgive me, I will not name drop so may I call Fan A as the one who posted the picture and Fan B is a member of a fan club from Korea who reacted to the picture. Both fans are active in their updates and I appreciate both efforts in doing so. The original picture I believe came from Korea obviously since the credit here is written in Korean characters. I’m pertaining to the picture above. See, the girl standing at that picture that’s Jung Yoo Mi and her picture was changed to another celeb in that shot, Jung Yoo Mi changed it to Hwang Bo!!
Here’s how the conversation goes since I follow both so I was able to get this:
Fan B: PERFECT does not allow to edit or use any pictures. PLEASE delete this right now
Fan A: I did not edit the picture FYI. I just re-post it from weibo. And you can say it in a nice way I can understand.
Fan B: PERFECT does not share anything with Joongboers (Ssangchu) like you. Unfollow PERFECT and do NOT re-post anything from Perfect.
Fan A: I unfollow those who are sarcastic what’s the use of following. The picture I posted is from Weibo. How come you don’t stop the one who posted in weibo first before barking on me.
Forgive me I do not know what FYI means, since I only copied the twit how it was written. For briefer, (Fan B) Perfect is the pioneer fan club of Hyun Joong and said to be the biggest fan base of Hyun Joong in S.Korea. (Fan A) Joongboers or Ssangchu are the fans who were pairing up Hyun Joong and Hwang Bo.
According to Fan A she got the picture from weibo, and just re-post it but she was not the one who edited the picture. Perfect now prohibits re-posting of photos from her camp to the camp of Joongboers. I think the concern here is the person who edited the picture. But then, at the twitter or weibo if photos and updates are posted anyone can pick it up, that’s liberty we have at the twitter. A twitter user can not select whom she wants to share what she is posting. I just find it unfair to be selective with whom we share, and twitter I believe is for public since anyone can re-post whatever is posted.
Now I do not want to pass judgement on anyone but with all honesty, I do not understand why the picture has to be edited and change it to somebody else who is not even a cast of City Conquest in the first place.
As I have mentioned in my past articles, I’m not fond of pairing Kim Hyun Joong to anybody, be it celeb or non-celeb, and may I say it again, not unless Hyun Joong faces the camera and declares that he’s having a relationship then that’s the only time I would believe he is indeed having a relationship. And even he declares, I may write about her once, whoever his choice but I will leave that space Private on Hyun Joong’s personal relationship and privacy. I have so much respect on him pertaining to this matter. This is my stand as far as personal relationship of Hyun Joong is concern. But this does not mean I’m against the fans who are pairing him up, I have friends from JoongBo too and my friends knows that I’m not against Hwang Bo. I even wrote an article about WGM. May I just clear that out.
If I were Jung Yoo Mi, I would probably be offended, I mean just for once let us be a little considerate. We can voice out our opinion, but to edit the picture is something else. Or this may be done just for fun of it, it’s not a crime but still I find it improper. Well, this is just my personal opinion to whoever did the editing. My question now is, will Hyun Joong be happy seeing pictures like this? Let’s not put these people in an embarrassing situation, they are professionals. They are working and let’s leave them in peace. I believe the picture had been deleted and I do hope we can learn something here.
I do not know who did the editing of that picture, but I do hope you’re reading this. What was being done to the picture created unnecessary fury among fans. Now here’s my question. Do you think Hwang Bo will be happy once she get to see the picture? I’m sure she wouldn’t like the idea being 2nd hand replacement!! She’s not a cast of City Conquest, to begin with!! If Hyun Joong wants to have a picture with Hwang Bo well by all mean why not? I got no problem with that, and it would even be better that way rather than editing pictures. I do hope we can learn something from here, this is getting out of hand.
There are lots of pictures trying to connect Hyun Joong with Hwang Bo that I have been ignoring simply because I do not want to offend my fan friends who are fans of Hwang Bo too. But with that picture, may I beg for your indulgence, to the one who edited the picture, but I find it insulting to Jung Yoo Mi. Don’t get me wrong I barely know her and I’m not a fan of hers. This is just a matter of etiquette to whoever is Hyun Joong’s current leading lady that I would like to point out. And I don’t mean to be controversial here, just trying to point out some matters which I think needs to be brought up and learn from it.
August 25, 2012
Yesterday as I log in at twitter, I was surprised by the post the fans had been posting, it seem to me everyone had turned to Joongboer. I got two friends I know they are Hwang Bo fans, but I just found out others seem to be just hiding from the skirt of Henecia, now I found their true color. Are the fans now being segmented? Everyone seem to be calling for unfollow this and that, is this necessary? Can’t we at least calm down, sit and analyse if we’re doing this right? I know I have no right to dictate, and I respect whatever you say. If you’re reading this I hope I can get the same respect to hear me out.
First Question: How much do you love Kim Hyun Joong as all us claims to be??
Second Question: Do you think Hyun Joong will be happy with what is happening and this causing cold war among the fans of both camp? I’m pertaining to Kim Hyun Joong fans and Hwang Bo fans.
Third Question: I believe we’re all matured here, is this what we are going to teach the new fans and the young ones, to have WAR among ourselves?
Now sit back and hear me out anyway this is my blog, let’s have some respect and calm down. At this point may I humbly suggest this To the Joongboer or SSangchu, if any of your member has the guts to write Hyun Joong, Hwang Bo or KeyEast and ask them if they indeed is having a relationship, if they can face the camera and declare their relationship. If they will say YES then we will gladly accept it. But if they say NO I hope the ssangchu would accept it too.
This is just a suggestion that may resolve this problem. Some fans were being accused of having imaginary relationship of Hyun Joong. It’s been four years since WGM and we don’t hear from him declaring any relationship between him and her. Although at that write up posted with this article, it says both Hyun Joong and Hwang Bo denied that they have relationship.
Two of my fan friends from JoongBo told me that their relationship is a secret. How can it be a secret if my two fan friends know about it and now I guess it’s no longer a secret. JoongBoer have been posting edited pictures of Hyun Joong and HwangBo, and pictures of similar items that both have that anyone can have too. JoongBo have been trying to connect the two. I think the best proof of evidence is for Hyun Joong to come up front on camera and declare the said relationship if ever they have.
Hyun Joong can do it if he wants to, since he had openly admitted his personal relationship in the past, so I don’t see any reason why he can’t at this time. He even admitted being dump by his girlfriend! So not unless he speaks about his personal relationship, I would find it hard to believe he actually has. Hyun Joong has his own life, he has his own decision and he has his own privacy for us to respect. We are just his fans, we are bound to our limits that I hope we follow. One of the HB fan posted something like KHJ fans are selfish that they do not want Hyun Joong to have a relationship until he gets old!
I can only speak for myself being a KHJ fan, for me Hyun Joong can get married tomorrow or whenever he wish and whoever his choice. It was Hyun Joong’s statement that he does not want to have a relationship and his career at the same time specially at this time when he’s building his career ladder. I’m just echoing what he was saying. May I just clear that up, since it’s his business not mine it’s his life not mine. One of the JoongBo fans posted, “Open your heart, accept the truth”. It’s only Hyun Joong who holds the truth about himself not Joongbo and if he has to spill out the truth again I would gladly accept whatever he say.
Fans have different opinions, and views, some may support other celebs other than Hyun Joong and this is an individual choice that I respect. It’s not Hwango Bo or anyone whom you support that I’m pointing out, but Hyun Joong’s private life, personal relationship that I think some fans had stepped on its boundary being fans. May I just remind our limitations being just a fan of Kim Hyun Joong. If that relationship is a secret as it was claimed to be, it should have been kept instead of posting edited picture showing your proof about the said relationship.
This is my point, still it boils down to respect to Kim Hyun Joong, if a secret is entrusted to you then why broadcast it, what’s the reason? You should have gone to the media and show those pictures, if they’re convince then Hyun Joong has to face the camera to disclose the truth again! If he admits that there is a relationship, then fine, you don’t need to edit the picture to prove. I’m just wondering for four years if indeed there is allegedly a relationship, I don’t think Korean media is a less expert in tracking down Hyun Joong’s relationship.
Everyone of us has the freedom of choice whom we support other than Kim Hyun Joong that is our individual decision which I respect among ourselves. As for me I support ONLY ONE and this is how it is gonna be for me and this blog solely for Kim Hyun Joong. I still believe that no matter how different we are, at the end of the day, we can still be One in Kim Hyun Joong in defending, protecting and supporting him. I still strongly believe this and nothing else matter.
Everyone had stated their opinion which I respect and I think I ‘m entitled to it too with due respect. These are my thoughts and my stand pertaining to this matter.
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged Ms.D, KHJean14 thanks