Quick blurb, the KPop edition because WOW in a span of 48 hours we have:
- Lee Seung Gi confirmed to be dating Girls Generation‘s Yoona
- Jung Kyung Ho and Girls Generation‘s Sooyoung confirmed as an item since September 2012
Can I just say it again? WOW.
Yoona has Prime Minister & I to thank seriously, for my now-optimistic view when it comes to her acting (and thus, her), ha. I’m genuinely really happy for Lee Seung Gi though, because it’s like he finally got the girl he’s been openly declaring as his ideal type for ages – believe me, I remember the many Strong Heart episodes… Honestly, this news isn’t even supposed to be my business – why am I even writing about celebrities’ love lives?! – but I’m genuinely shocked and still kinda reeling from the aftereffects. Thank goodness that SM has finally decided to act in a sensible manner, as opposed to their typical BS official statements in the past.
Then, right when I’ve just started on Heartless City – FYI I thought episode one was phenomenal and I’m continuing with episode two once I publish this and Jung Kyung Ho in this show is holy smokes, so different from anywhere else I’ve seen him in the past (read: so hot) -, I came across news on the second outed couple. I remember reading about the rumors between the two before this and I totally thought they are indeed dating but denied it in typical K-entertainment fashion – I guessed right! The one thing I obviously never would’ve guessed is they’ve been going steady for a year and a half. Kudos to them for what sounds like a serious, healthy and committed relationship!
Let’s hope 2014 is the year where it is no longer a ‘scandal’ for celebrities to date? I’m banking on my favorite actors and actresses, come on you guys…
What cracks me up honestly though, is when I read comments online. I know, I really should stop doing this. But I did and aw man, I’ll tell you a sure-fire way to fall out of love with your favorite celebrities or groups. Then answer is: join a K-entertainment fandom. The ridiculousness of shipping wars; delirious and possessive supposedly true-fans’ attitudes; the emotional responses as if they actually stand a chance to date their favorite idols in Real life; this ownership claims and stances, swearing off the just seconds ago favorite-idols because they’re off the market… Aw, man. I can’t.
For instance this morning I saw the grainy, unverified photo of G-DRAGON and long-rumored girlfriend, Japanese model-actress Kiko Mizuhara and followed the outbursts across Tumblr for a bit and I… can’t. Honestly, where do you think the inspirations for his hit songs – which you love, mind you – come from? Similarly, last week when 2NE1‘s CL posted that photo of Taeyang embracing her from behind, apparently shipper fandoms or whatever went batshit crazy (excited, I think but there sure were lots of emotional reactions across the web…). Honestly I’m growing more out of love with BIGBANG because of the fans’ responses I’ve come across online. There are lots of level-headed fans for every insane ones I’m sure, but some people are just… wow.
I can’t stand the ones who rant or point out how crazy the Korean fans are when uhm hello, I’m reading your equally crazy rant in English so what does that say about the international fandom which you and I are part of? Nowhere is more ridiculous than in Allkpop and sure enough when I popped my head briefly there, I noticed the forum titles on how Girls Generation‘s popularity will suffer the blow due to the relationship reveals – cue heated, emotional stances for and against. I don’t even want to pop in to the article and scroll down.
Seriously, sometimes I really question my life’s choices and decisions. What am I doing, still being here and part of the shenanigans…