Sometimes I am very surprised that some news or video clips can be translated in no time and spread all over the internet while others, which might be more worth to be translated are still out there without being translated.
It is my daily routine to search “Han Geng” at Youtube for a newly uploaded video clip and today I found this one.
It’s well translated but..after reading all comments at YouTube, I felt this clip needs more explanation.
Since I might be the right person who can explain this video clip well…(as a Korean fan… ha ha..)
Since I am a huge fan of this program and
Since those three hosts.. they are in my ages…I was able to totally feel their comments on Han Geng.
Jump to the conclusion, three hosts’ comments on Han Geng were very proper and personally I felt very grateful for their comments after SJ members, mainly Lee Teak, Shin Dong, and Eun Huk, frankly talked about Han Geng’s case.
Before I started talking about this video clip, again.. I have to emphasize about our blog’s policy. WE ONLY TALK ABOUT HAN GENG. The reason I am dealing with this video clip is that I don’t want misinformation about Han Geng to be spread among international ELFS and Han Geng fans. That’s all.
First, about Shin Dong’s comment on Han Geng:
If you have followed Han Geng from the early SJ period, you know that Han Geng really likes Shin Dong for his talents for dancing and a sense of humor. I remember Han Geng often mentioned about Shin Dong during SJM promotion activities in China. I could feel Han Geng really likes Shin Dong and seems to think Shin Dong is very cute ( and I cannot agree more with him). Ha ha.
And such affection tend to be very mutual..so.. I am sure Shin Dong has felt that Han Geng likes him and he felt that they are close friends. So, as a fan of SJ, I could totally understand Shin Dong’s emotional burst on Han Geng during the show. It was very obvious that Shin Dong was very upset that he did not sense Han Geng’s sufferings in Korea. I think he was thinking why Han Geng did not tell him how he felt or what he has been through. Well… so.. Shin Dong kinda crossed the line. Not telling the truth. His emotion got over too much.
He said he read news story from China in which Han Geng said, “No member took care of me”, which really made him feel very disappointed.
Ok, this is not true. As a devoted Han Geng’s fan, I have followed all Korean yellow news story after the lawsuit. There has been no news about Han Geng saying ” No member took care of me” at all. If you search Han Geng on the internet, there are some trash news about him, of course, all of them are so ridiculous that I can only think the source of news are SME itself. But still no single news talked about Han Geng’s such a comment. Therefore, I can guess that Shin Dong heard such news from the SME and just believed that that’s true. And obviously Shin Dong has been not touched with Han Geng, which made him more upset and disappointed. So he even said, none of the members had contact with Han Geng, which I believe it untrue, though.
Unfortunately, Shin Dong’s such a comment made a highlight among the Korean entertainment news and the public assumed that Han Geng actually said that. So I am very disappointed with Shin Dong’s comment. If he thought more about Han Geng, he should have not said unconfirmed facts. Just Shin Dong being himself by being open, naive, and frank, without realizing, actually tarnished Han Geng’s image in Korea again.
However, I don’t blame Shin Dong for it. Again I can feel his frustration that he was not the ONE Han Geng could reply on while he was suffering. This also tells me how alone Han Geng has been during SJ period in Korea. Poor Han Geng. My heart is with you.
Per Lee Teak’s and Eun Huk’s comments:
I mean….these two people would be the last members who know about Han Geng, to be honest with you. So it was very awkward to watch these two members talk about missing Han Geng during the show while those three members of SJM kept silent even without showing any facial expressions. If some one had to speak up it should have been those three SJM members, not those two members. Since these two members have their own radio shows, if they wanted to speak up they already had tons of chances. I could feel those SJM three members reserved to themselves on Han Geng. I felt appreciate for their silence, which Han Geng might need at this point.
Although all the comments the leader Lee Teak made during the show were proper and politically correct, his comments brought some negative reactions from some Korean fans since we knew that Lee Teak was not that helpful for Han Geng during SJ/SJM period. Eun Huk was also one of the members who left disapproving comments on Han Geng’s lawsuit at his mini home page. So Korean fans’ reactions were like more.. why You TWO saying stuff like missing Han Geng????
However, I have to say this… I think those two really miss Han Geng, though. I don’t know if they are missing Han Geng himself or they are missing the period when all of 13 members got together. It does not matter to me. Again… I could tell these two boys also just frankly talked about how they felt during the show.
Per three hosts’ comments:
Yes, Yes, their comments are the main reason I decided to post about this video clip. Even before I watched the show, even before finding about their comments, when I was told SJ members mentioned about Han Geng at Radio Star, I told my friend, ” well as the times pass by, all the members eventually will get together one day, drinking beers and talking about some misunderstanding among themselves and they will become good friends again.”
Guess what? That’s what these hosts exactly talked about.
By the way.. these three hosts are very famous and successful entertainers in Korea but their images on this show have been very funny, sometimes, way too silly. So guests at this show have to always consider a possibility that they might become a laughing-stock during the show. So when those three host made very sincere comments on Han Geng I was very surprised.
I will translate their comments here again.
Kim Gook Jin (Comedian) : Although now you guys are thinking, like ‘why did he do that? why did he do that?’ , once the times passing by, you will understand why such things/or procedures had to happen, which made today’s SJ possible. You will get it that later.
Kim Gu Ra (Comedian): of course. Once this period of the time passed, 10 years later, it would be only Han Geng who will treat you guys with Qingdao’s beer. Really..
Yun Jong Shin (Singer, Writer, Composer, Producer): They have many friends in China. (giggling..)
Kim Gu Ra: No, because Han Geng is a native Chinese… (it’s different..)
I think those three hosts tried to tell members that although right now it’s not easy for them to fully understand Han Geng but as they get older and more mature, they will be able to understand all the things from Han Geng’s perspective, so eventually they will become good friends again.
I think being mature… being in 40s..and being the top-class entertainers, these three hosts know how to perceive things correctly in the entertainment industry. So I felt very grateful for making a closure about Han Geng’s case with such remarks during the show.
Once again, I am not criticizing those three members who frankly talked about Han Geng during the show. First, I only corrected Shin Dong’s comments since they were not true. Second, I wanted to share some Korean fans’ reactions about this show. And last, I wanted to share my own thoughts about this show.