We've been understanding and we've been trying to make excuses for him too. A while back. But after a certain point, it gets too much. Sure he's a human like anyone else and he gets hurt. Sure 22 year olds can act crazy (23 to 24 btw), but not when they are celebrities.
A celebrity has the responsibility towards his profession and fans to be respectable and show good character. Even if he's too young or "innocent" to know that, his agency should have told him and I find it hard to believe he's ignorant after being in the industry so long.
Also, we've always said here, that we judge by what we see because we don't know the man. We don't know he's stupid. We think he's stupid because he chooses to show such a persona off in his public life. He acts immature and not focused on his work.
If he doesn't want to be perceived that way by intelligent people, it's up to him to change, not us to go there, meet him and find out his real character and what he aims to do with his career. No person that isn't "simple" enough to blinded by his shenaningans will like him as he is now.
People/strangers see what the actors and agencies want us to see and we form an opinion of a guy's goals in his career based on that. When we see someone acting immature and stupid to please fangirls, that's what we see. We can't change it. He can, not us.
When you see someone appearing they live and breathe for fame and the spotlight, of course you'll fear that such a person would sacrifice the improvement of his skills/art for the sake of being a clown for fans.
He played Tae Kyung and now girls go nuts and he seems to love that and do everything in his power to use that for more buzz. Doesn't that scare any reasonable fan that he'll keep playing such teen rom-com characters to keep that fame flame alive?
You must see the difference between insults, jokes and advice/critique. Our jokes are cruel, but they're jokes. We need to lighten the mood once in a while cause this is making us all sad and we won't get anywhere if we sob 24/7.
Insults are not made for improvement or with best interests in mind. Insults are made simply to hurt a person and make sure they fail. Advice may appear as insult, in that it can be hard and brutally honest, but it's done with good intentions.
We all here want to see him be a succesful and skilled actor. One with a steady fanbase of mature people that will admire and respect him for life. He says he wants that and so we assume that would make him happy and therefore, us too.
So if he does want that and it will make him happy and he does want to be taken seriously, this is not the way to go. If fame and fangirls' screams is all he's after and it really makes him happy, it's fine as well. I won't be his fan anymore if his career suffers, but I'll accept it.
Melissa, you use the word "entertainer" which is a keyword here. He is an entertainer right now. Focused on multi-tasking and pleasing crowds instead of being a pure actor. It's fine it it makes him happy, but if the "idol/entertainer" status remains for long, going to "serious actor" one will be tougher and tougher.
He's already 23 to 24. Getting a bit too old for this. Plus, I haven't seen any actor of his age and caliber (actor who is supposedly focused on acting) dressing like this and acting like this. If they all do it and manage to juggle a respectable acting career at the same time, fine. I'll be happy.
But usually, when serious movie goers and tv buffs see guys like him, they run for dear life, because right now, he's saying "I don't have talent or don't trust it and just resolve to silly clowning to get attention cause I don't think my acting can do that for me". It might seem weird, but it is so.
People are cruel and simple. They don't bother taking a second deeper look at anything if the "wraps" are not to their liking. Especially with actors and celebrities. All it takes is for someone to rub you the wrong way and you just go to the next one.
We know he's got talent and can make it even better, but if he doesn't show us AND possible new fans that he's serious, can you blame us for being sad? He won't be the first to let fame get to his head. He's showing all the signs of being on a high horse and not seeing the ground anymore.
Then, what am I supposed to do as a real fan? Heck, if my friends make mistakes or act like idiots, I deal with them the same way and they all appreciate my honesty. He should be honored we're even taking the time and bothering with his career cause that's what fans do.
Should I shut up and ignore it all? Cause maybe I'm harsh sometimes, but people who just stay silent don't deserve to be called real fans. Or should I go "kyaaaa" to please fangirls and him and then go "oops, sorry" when his career does get stuck on "entertainer"?
All the girls here saw something amazing in this guy. We were all "kyaa" at some point since we didn't know much about his public image (plus, it was better) and we saw a young man trying hard for his profession and art.
We all thought "Well, he didn't improve much in the last few years, but he's probably about to start strong in a while". We were expecting that cause he himself said he wants to be a serious actor. We were expecting a guy that will be more and more mature and focused.
And istead, he's going backwards. I'm sorry, but Goldie-Vest isn't what a man who claims to be gunning for a serious career looks like. We're disappointed, sad, scared for the future and we choose, as good fans do, to speak up about our worries to other fellow fans and possibly him.
If that's not appreciated or solicited and all he and his fans and agency want is a perfect bubble of cheers and kyaa's around him devoid of any critique and objectivity for the sake of betterment, fine. They can just ignore us. If that's the case, we'll know soon enough and move on.
Ethlenn, love, if it comes to Judgment Day for Keun Suk to listen then it means only Arnie can beat some sense into him. Or possibly Chuck Norris. Then again, Chuck will probably be busy holding the sky up or something.
P.S: This is one mother of a post. My fingers are burning.