Thank you for your honest and sincere comments on this article.
I just realized that when writing at my Naver blog and when writing here, things should be different since the audience is different.
If I wrote this at my naver blog, most of visitors would understand what I was trying to say. But here I feel like I threw a bomb to some of you guys.
When the lawsuit broke, many Korean fans went through the HELL experience.. many of them unfortunately stopped supporting Han geng openly… although they still love Han Geng. They just kept quiet. But I know they support Han Geng… but openly supporting Han Geng is not easy.
The friendship, brotherhood, love, betrayal.. these words… I HATE THEM …
because these words were used to attack Han Geng by many fans and public.
So….if you are a little bit diappointed that I am not buying friendship/brotherhood stuff…try to understand me that’s how I can still support Han Geng.. if I was swayed by such words.. I might not be here.
I might be one of many silent Han Geng supporters.. wishing him the best.. that’s all.
What I have learned from supporting Han Geng was that you cannot have every thing. You have to make a choice. So I made a choice:
Han Geng fans are the only thing Han Geng has.
Han Geng is the everything we Geng fans have.
A few days ago, “Han Geng” was the number 1 search word at Naver.com, which is the largest searching engine in Korea.
I was perplexed at such a strange phenomenon: There were a couple of times Han Geng became a hit search word. When his scandal in China broke out in 2008, when he refused casting offer from the Chinese version drama ” Boys over Flower” , and probably you can guess, when he filed the lawsuit against the SME.
Soon I found out the reason. The SME released a press PR info for SJ’s 4th album and they added an unnecessary part about Han Geng.
“한경은 현재 멤버들과 연락조차 안 되는 상황이라 무척 안타깝다. 하루 빨리 돌아와서 함께 했으면 좋겠다.”
“It’s very sad that we members cannot reach Han Gent at all at this point. We really wish he comes back sooner and get together with us.”
[since some of you have doubt about my posting, I am linking all the news reports that actually quoted the above statement. ]
There were “252” news reports on May 4, 2010 about SJ’s comeback album but with the title of “without Kang In, Han Geng, and Kibum”. Some of them even had subtitles such as “Han Geng NO touch with other members”.
All these 252 reports are COPY CATS of one news story, which was released by the SME. I will just list some of them…
It sounded like a member talked about Han Geng but if you read the whole news story, it did not say who made such a statement. It’s just a part of SME’s media manipulation. SME has been like that since three members of DBSK filed the law suit: Releasing some Press info to media, making it sound like it’s coming from other members, not from the company.
Thanks to this statement, Han Geng became one cold-blood person who does not keep touch with his members at this point.
I see more ELFs saying, “Han Geng brother, please come back” “Brother, how come you are not even keeping touch with your brothers?” ,which just tested my patience with all these non-sense drama around Han Geng.
Ok.. I will try to calm down myself.. first.. but.. I have to speak up to the SME and some SJ members who use “Han Geng” as a way to promote it’s coming 4th album.
First of all, why are you delaying the lawsuit process by adding an additional law firm? The 4th album was supposed to come out in late october. But you guys hurried and it will be released soon. Now I can see you are using ” Han Geng” as a tool to make the rest members and ELFs get united and promote the album.
Now, some Korean fans are really concerned that what if you are delaying the lawsuit process until the SJM’s next album release? So, you can use Han Geng again for promoting SJM’s album. Still are you going to use the same line? ” Please come back, Han Geng” “Why can’t we reach you? ”
Please let him go.. let him get free… do not even mention his name when promoting SJ or SJM’s albums. What’s the purpose? Do you think you are the victim here? Who is the victim? YOU or HAN GENG?
TO SOME SJ MEMBERS,
I have seen your CY’s statements and heard your comments at RADIO SHOWS. Not directly referring to Han Geng, you guys literally put him down…All GENG fans clearly sensed that how you perceived Han Geng and how you guys have treated Han Geng. Whenever thinking about past years, how Han Geng endured such treatments by the company as well as by some members, my heart is just falling apart.
Now.. you are talking about ” brotherhood” ” all 13 brothers”?
Come on. Where is your conscience? If you truly consider Han Geng as your brother, you should leave him alone.
Do not even mention his name when promoting your album.
I am Han Geng fan, but also a fan of Super Junior and Super Junior M.
I attended your concert and bought albums.
I really wish the best for all you guys and the album.
So, please leave Han Geng alone.
This post only reflects my “honest” opinion on the current SME strategy with Han Geng. It does not reflect this BLOG’s position.
Since SME cannot include Han Geng in it’s 4th album due to the lawsuit, it USES Han Geng’s reputation to make an issue and promote it’s 4th album. Thanks to such a strategy, Han Geng became a cold-blooded betrayer by some fans and.. even by some members.
Again, this is the only truth:
Geng fans are the only thing Han Geng has.
Han Geng is the everything we Geng fans have.
After posting this article, reading some of your replies… I realized that I should not break some of your fantasy for the idol stars. I thought only young ELFs took such SME’s strategy naively but… actually many of you seemed to be more concerned about Han Geng’s brotherhood or SJ’s brotherhood rather than his own well-being. It’s a little bit disappointing finding for me.
I guess.. supporting and loving Han geng does not mean that we all are holding the same position. It’s OK for me… as long as you love and support Han Geng… we are on the same page 🙂
Still I wish you guys understand that Han Geng DID file the lawsuit but not other members. Other members are still loyal employees of the SME.
They are not on the same page at this point. So…. expecting them to keep touch with each other.. talking about love… is distracting the focus from the real issue: THE UNFAIR CONTRACT. 13 YEARS SLAVERY CONTRACT.
Sorry to other authors. Although we agreed that we only talk about Han Geng at our blog, I kinda did not keep our agreement. Sometimes.. I have to trash out my mind this way.. I will go back to a pure Han Geng fan 🙂