I was surfing the internet on my down time and ran into a few articles on Jonghyun of SHINee and his new girlfriend, Shin Se Kyung. It was reported that she had to close her Cyworld mini homepage because she was getting so many hateful messages. I was hurting for the poor girl as I was reading some of the comments, so I can only imagine what it felt like to be her. It’s scary how much power a fan can have, how deadly the weight of words can be to a person.
It’s kind of sad that most celebrities have to lead these lives dictated by hectic schedules, managing companies, and die hard fans. How often do they get to choose what they want? Look at Se7en and Park Han Byul, they hid their relationship for seven years and when it went public, he lost thousands of fans and she was continually harassed.
KHJ said several times on interviews and shows like Come To Play that he doesn’t believe in the impossible love. To him, whether your parents don’t agree with your choices or there are differences in age and background, if you love someone enough, you’ll find a way to be with them and protect them. A form of love is protecting the one you care about. It was also on Come To Play when it was revealed that he left a message on his website asking his fans not to be hurtful to Hwangbo during WGM.
Yes, like many of you here, I want them together. It use to drive me bonkers wishing for it. But now, I’m pretty content. It seems like they do know what they are doing. Whether they are hiding it so no one gets hurt in the crossfire or they’re not together because they fear the repercussions, the fact is, they’re both doing very well right now. She’s on several different shows and is about to drop her new album and he just successfully finished up a “mania” drama. Now...imagine if something broke out at the height of both their careers. It wouldn't be pretty.
Like KHJ said, there is no impossible love. Maybe one day, when it’s more "acceptable", we will get the news we seek for. Until then, let’s give them our support.