Hi dear sisters ..... am in a bit of melancholic mood today. It wasn't intended to begin that way, but I was disturbed to read about the suicide death of Korean actress Choi Jin Sil. Despite her career success, she had many sad events happened in her life. What struck me is 'the high number of suicides among Korean stars'? We all heard about how competitive and cruel the entertainment industry is. How much pressure and restrictions an actor has to face from the media, studios and the audience? But what drove these Korean stars to a point where they thought there was no way out? And why so many and so frequent in Korea??
I am sure the North American entertainment industry is many times more complex and bigger than Korea, we always hear about stars having drug overdose (Heath Leger) but never suicide? Disputes are always settled through lawsuits and scandals are handled by laying low (Michael Jackson), not by death? A director of Choi Jin Sil's drama commented that because Koreans have strong emotions towards love, family and their country (we can vow to that after watching all these Korean dramas). Korean actors/actresses are relatively pure and simple (I guess he meant compared to other countries), so they tend to have more sensitive and fragile emotions. Well, what do you think?
Now my mood is even lower after I read this 'earnest request' from BOF! Yong Joon has always been the target of Korean media scrutiny. He has his own principles and never plays by anyone's rules. It's his sincere and true-to-oneself's character which I admire, but also worry about. He loves his family so much and is always accomodating and considerate of our 'wants' to see him. Now it gets to a point that the chasing cars are actually endangering his life and privacy, I am really worried.
As much as I cheer for those sisters who can see him by sheer chance and am grateful for the news that he's doing fine, I find that these orchestrated 'wait & meet' is too 'planned' and not 'romantic' anymore (haha, what am I saying?). Moreover, if it is causing disturbance and danger to our precious prince, I hope the media and tour organizers will ease off tailing Yong Joon. Well, it's the law of supply and demand. Now that BOF has made a request, do you think the fans will comply?
source: KOB Notice
title: An earnest request to Family members
Greetings BYJ family members,
Autumn has finally come after a long summer.
We hope all family members have a great autumn day.
We have an earnest request to you.
These days we found a lot of tour program that has a plan to follow BYJ’s every action in Korea.
It could infringe on BYJ’s private life and cause a dangerous situation since they drive rapidly to chase BYJ’s car, so we are really worried about the family members’ safety.
Besides, someone misunderstand this kind of tour as an official program of BOF, so we need to ask officially to refrain from travelling using this kind of tour program.
We hope you all kindly understand this request.
Thanks for your love and care about BYJ.