[ARTICLE] Kim Hyun Joong: Appearance of Agency Abandonment Explained by Understanding Korean Societal Structure
As we have watched the last four months unfold into our worst nightmares for Our Only One Kim Hyun Joong, we are faced with the glaring fact that his Agency, Key East, seems to have no intention of continuing to support their Shining Star and Biggest Asset. Stone Wall Silence is the only consistent response from the agency that was basically launched by adding Kim Hyun Joong to their roster in 2010. At that time, the fledgling company only had two big names on their payroll: Sunbae and Hyung Bae Yong Joon and doensang Kim Hyun Joong. BYJ and KHJ were seen as being very close in the beginning of their business relationship born out of a friendship developed during Kim Hyun Joong’s SS501 days when he spent a good deal of his time in Japan. He met and befriended BYJ just before his contract with DSP came to an end. He was in the right place at the right time for Key East, and they owe their success to him, in my opinion. There were no other big names on their roster until just last year, and Kim Hyun Joong is undoubtedly their top grossing Artist. As we have watched this scandal play out and witnessed the after effects, Kim Hyun Joong’s Brand Power has seemed to be of of little consequence to Key East at all now that he has been given a Scarlet Letter by a JEALOUS EX. In the public eye, it seems they have left him tied to the stake to be burned alive like an accused Salem Witch in the famous story The Crucible.
Kim Hyun Joong fans are furious after Yahoo Buzz Asia Awards Fiasco. Statement was released via Yahoo Buzz Weibo that Kim Hyun Joong would appear in a Video Message. At the Ceremony, no Video Message, and Awards were 'split' for the Title of Most Popular Asian Idol. YBA Issued an Apology to Henecia Too Little, Too Late
Imagine my horror as I began reading the Twitter Updates this afternoon about Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards after the conclusion of the ceremony. I am at work, and have no way to view the awards during that time, but was eagerly awaiting news on Twitter. As the tweets came rolling in expressing disappointment and anger, I was very confused. I wanted to scream in frustration because I could not full understand what had happened until I read this Tweet: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/nhoo4q
OK. What???? Fans are posting their screen shots of the Results at the close of polls because KHJ very CLEARLY won the Best Asian Idol for 2014. Now Yahoo is back pedaling and saying 'oops, our bad!' Whatever. I am so angry. They should have 1.) Announced that they had not had any confirmation of his attendance, 2) Given him the Award Title he WON, and 3) Informed the fans every step of the way!! Once again, KE FAILED the fans and Hyun Joong! I don't know what the H. E. double hockey sticks is going on... but, I am so frustrated and upset. They all knew how critical this was to go smoothly for Kim Hyun Joong. I just wish Hyun Joong would release a statement on his Official Youtube or hyun-joon.com to let us know where things are as far as his plans for the future. I'm sad, disappointed, and sick. I am mostly angry that every time something goes wrong for Hyun Joong everyone is blaming it on the scandal. I even had a fan e-mail me a rumor going stating that he was not appearing in public again until after his Military Service because of the scandal! That's just ridiculous! I don't buy it for a minute! He is no coward and no fool! He knows we are longing to see him. Any little thing. The photos from his charity event on 12/2/14 were grabbed up on Twitter and Facebook as we are so longing for any glimpse.
Wonderful Thanksgiving News to Cheer our Hearts as We go into the Holiday Season
Gall Report from the parties spearheading the legal case against cyber criminals posting hate comments and defaming the reputation of Kim Hyun Joong after his case has been dismissed due to lack of evidence on 3 of the 4 counts brought by his accuser. A very interesting break down of the legal system in S. Korea and just what the decisions by the Police and Prosecutor's Offices mean. Also, and update on the progress of hiring the lawyer to represent the KHJ Fandom in pursuing legal action against hate comments and attacks on Kim Hyun Joong's reputation and his fans for defending his honor online. Great News for Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season. I have sent a few captures to them on your behalf, my dear readers, as you sent me a few links and sites. I will do my best to send them more as my health improves. Right now, I am home with a cold. I am very sad about it because I had very exciting plans with my family this weekend but I will have to miss them. Hope you are all healthy and happy! I am so Thankful for all the beautiful friends God has brought to me in the Fandom of Kim Hyun Joong! I love him and all of you with equal sincerity. Blessings to you all!
Like Passing the Olympic Torch, Kim Hyun Joong Fans Fight for his Right to Win the Yahoo Buzz 2014 Most Popular Asian Idol Award with Round the Clock Voting Vigil
As we near the end of another week of vigilant voting at the Yahoo Buzz Award site, I am filled with pride and awe as we have pushed Kim Hyun Joong's vote margin to nearly 400,00 in the lead. My heart has been warmed and my body energized as I voted at every opportunity available and received updates and invites for mass voting efforts from Kim Hyun Joong's dedicated fans on Twitter and Facebook. Communicating via private message and through an Official Facebook Event page, the fans have been rallying each other on to keep up the mass effort to vote as much as possible during certain hours of each day to counter the efforts of the #2 camp. Each day the calls for doubled efforts go out, and the hard labor has paid off with a nearly double lead margin in just 5 days time. We are truly a force to be reckoned with as we come together to fight for our Only One. Contenders beware, the Alien Family is strong and we come back swinging! Any threat to the reputation or well being of our first love, Kim Hyun Joong is met with fierce defense and strategy! Don't Mess with 'The Family!'
(That's a little GodFather humor for you, seeing as I come from an Italian family, and we love to joke about 'Uncle Cosmo!' LOL!)
Kim Hyun Joong's Military Enlistment, Mismanagement and Miracles in the Making
Kim Hyun Joong and that naughty tongue! So Cute!
I had a reader make a very interesting comment recently regarding her thoughts on what Kim Hyun Joong might be feeling as he receives so much love from fans all over the world. She stated that he is probably very confused by this unconditional love and feeling that he is undeserving of such loyalty and devotion. I responded to her that if he felt deserving of it, well then, he would not be. Ironic to be sure, but nevertheless true. This comment has given me a lot of food for thought this past week about the power of celebrity and how we still put Hyun Joong up on a pedestal even though we admit that we know very well just how human he is. It is difficult for us not to place him up there because he is such an amazing individual. We fully recognize his faults, but his virtues outweigh them so heavily, we still ‘idolize’ him to a degree that may be seen as unhealthy or unrealistic to others who are not fans and especially to Kim Hyun Joong himself. I have been letting this idea soak in to my brain and heart for this entire week, and I am still trying to put myself in his position to see how he might be feeling about everything that has happened. I have concluded that we place those we love up on high pedestals in our hearts whether they are a World Renowned ‘Global Star’ or an Amazing Spouse, Lover, Best Friend, Sibling, Parent, Spiritual Leader or Mentor. It is human nature to do so. It’s not that we are ignoring a person’s humanity and faults, we just choose to let them fade into the background of our thoughts and focus on the parts of them we see as perfect. We are not disillusioned, simply selective.
Fans are devastated as Unbreakable Gentleman Kim Hyun Joong stands accused of the Unthinkable Act of abusing his Girlfriend:
Is Kim Hyun Joong a girlfriend beating monster? Never, in a million years, would I have thought this question would be asked by ANYONE, much less his loving fans. I, for one, can't even wrap my head around the idea, much less ask myself such a dreadful question. However, with the headlines and netizens going crazy over this question, what's a fan to do? I cannot bring myself to believe for even one second that this incredible accusation could be true. Is Hyun Joong really someone other than the beautiful, kind, gentle, loving young man we all believed? Or is he a victim of opportunity and circumstance? I am not sure we will ever know the full, unpolluted truth.
The recent allegations by his former girlfriend of a few months have hit the fans like a cruel slap in the face, and the fiery emotions felt only when someone you love and admire is accused of such a horror are overwhelming. My initial response was posted as a comment on Laser Kim’s blog post where she poured out her feelings about this shocking claim. I was emotional and VERY defensive of Kim Hyun Joong as I would be of any one of my 4 brothers. I have been watching him for 5 years now and never once, would there be any indication of an abusive personality.
Merry Christmas 2013 from Kim Hyun Joong and AngelJoong.weebly.com! Hope your Holidays are happy, warm and filled with love.
Marry Kissmas from Hyun Joongie! He's so aegiya! cutie pie! Gwiyomi! His reaction to seeing a couple kissing! Awwwww....... Your Tough Man Image is BLOWN!!! LOL! Tooooo Cuuuuute!
Oh.. and baby Aga Hyun Joongie! Sooooooooo Cuuuuuuuute! Awwwwww..... I'm full before I even eat Christmas Dinner! See you in 2014! We'll be anxiously waiting for INSPIRING GENERATION Premiere! WOOO HOOO!!!!! Now that puts a 'ho ho ho' in my heart!
Love to everyone! Angie
Kim Hyun Joong's Fans have been Breathlessly Waiting for News of His Upcoming Drama Inspiring Generation / Age of Feeling set to air January 2014: Finally a Taste Teaser
News of Hyun Joong's Drama has finally surfaced after nearly two months of nervous waiting. I have been missing my Angel so much during this time as the media has been relatively quiet about his activities. Other than reports of his withdrawal from Barefoot Friends to focus on filming the drama, not much has been going around. Fans were tweeting old photos of Hyun Joong to keep him in their thoughts as we waited breathlessly for any news. We can now breathe a sigh of relief just knowing the Cast has had their first table reading and filming will begin very shortly.
I've been writing about Kim Hyun Joong since 2011. He is always busy and happy and I love to read about him and write my reactions and feelings about his work and his public life. I want a place where Alien Family can gather and discuss their beloved, Kim Hyun Joong.