Kim Soo Hyun to continue his controversial CF modeling with China\'s Hongda Bingchuan
Despite requests to cancel his CF contract with Chinese mineral water brand, Hongda Bingchuan, after controversy arose over their naming their source as Changbai Mountain instead of Korean landscape, Baekdu-san, Kim Soo Hyun will be continuing on as the model.
Key East Entertainment, released an official statement on June 25:
"After discussions between China\'s Hongda Group and Key East, we\'ve come to the conclusion that rather than arriving at an extreme conclusion, we would take all responsibility for the promise we made based on mutual faith.
Kim Soo Hyun was able to become the model for this product in question as the Hongda Group positively viewed the hot response to Kim Soo Hyun in China and had expectations for his high efficacy in endorsements, all through the reigniting of Hallyu at the moment for Chinese and Korean content; therefore, they requested to appoint him as the model.
Both Hongda Group and Key East view that it is necessary to have more exchanges and amicable cooperation using both countries\' deep trust and understanding as the foundation; we both acknowledge and understand that there was no political intention in relation to the writing of the water source site for the mineral water produced and sold by Hongda Group in China. We only hope that there will be no more misunderstandings or speculations."
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As many other people i don\'t really get the whole situation ..
Have some knowledge before you hate on someone
I\'m not against KSH but I don\'t support him either. A lot of people in comments don\'t seem to understand. Now, I\'m not insulting everybody it\'s just that a lot of people don\'t know how our Korean minds work. It\'s incredibly stupid to say that "well North Korea and South Korea can just unite". It\'s not as simple as that and it\'s pretty hard to explain and only Koreans can understand why KSH is receiving flak for his actions.
I\'m willing to hear an explanation as to why so much hatred is being thrown towards China and Kim Soo hyun. I\'m all ears. :)
Sorry I don\'t even understand what happened I do like him a lot did he do something??
His company should have not said that they are ending the contract before then. Now the knetizens are even more mad.
After Baekhyun and Taeyeon receiving the hate of the nation, here comes my other bias, Kim Soohyun. Why does it only happen to my bias? Pray to God that all of this will died down soon. Fighting Kim Soohyun!
exactly where is all these hate coming from anyways? i\'d understand if korean fans are the ones pissed. but who are these group of ppl sending hate from?
Though what he is doing is nothing wrong and the border is within China, is the fact that the media is targeting him as a traitor. Honestly even he is doing nothing wrong this might affect his career, he should have cancelled this CF. Imagine if some other celebrity become huge in Japan and started advertising something made in Dokdo but for a Japanese product, all hell would break lose. Koreans are very sensitive about these types of issues even if the land/traditions isn\'t technically theirs, they\'ll make a huge deal out of it because of their strong Korean pride. I am just hoping this doesn\'t get out of hand because he\'s really talented.
But the mountains are in North Korea, why is South Korea caring so much? Seems like they just like stirring up controversy to me.
@blueangelay According to the map, it\'s not. It\'s one large area of mountains that\'s divided by the border. I guess Koreans feel that since it lays more in Korea in general, it\'s theirs. It\'s best to ignore these people. They\'re the same ones who said to NOT use "Sea of Japan" but instead use East Sea. It all has to do with power. It\'s sad what some people have become.
@zipZAPP Yes, sorry. :) I think Changbai mountain is the border from what I read. Therefore, it\'s split in two. :) Thanks, I will learn to ignore them. I\'m a debater though... so sometimes, I like arguing using facts. lol. ^_^ Thanks for the clarification though!
Like the hate could give any effects to his popularity
Why is people hating on KSH? The company did wrong so hate on the company, I guess I\'m being naive
Article: The \'reality\' that Kim Soo Hyun chose, will it impact him negatively?
1. [+2,492, -124] Life is but a repeat of decision making but the choice he made this time will gravely impact his career negatively. It will be tagged on to his name for the rest of his career... ㅜㅜ
2. [+2,111, -191] Enjoy your life in China
4. [+1,675, -134] It\'s not too late to terminate it now...
5. [+555, -35] All that\'s left for him to do is to go to Japan and shoot a Takeshima CF.
1. [+9,352, -1,329] The money of the Chinese is more important to him than the love of Koreans
2. [+8,242, -870] And another career is demolished in one blow...
3. [+7,388, -497] The water is being exported. To all the fans who defended him saying it\'s only going to be sold in China, what do you have to say now?
4. [+6,740, -524] The life of a celebrity ㅋㅋ One blow ends everything
5. [+6,273, -416] There is nothing left to believe him for
6. [+2,174, -173] The fact that he didn\'t know prior to the contract does not excuse him. It seems Kim Soo Hyun has given up the Korean market. An extreme disappointment.
7. [+2,057, -97] Should\'ve never said he was going to terminaet it from the start... Is he joking with us?
8. [+2,041, -94] How unfortunate to hear news like this on June 25th.
9. [+1,964, -115] So celebrities will do anything for money... This is why they\'re called clowns.
10. [+1,701, -66] A product marketed all over Asia with the label of Jangbaeksan is being promoted by a Korean celebrity... Absolutely ridiculous. Proves that they\'ll do anything for money.
I thought that everyone was over this as the water was sourced from the Chinese side of the mountains so they have a right to say it\'s from the Changbai mountains?? Why are people bashing on the Chinese and saying they\'re in the wrong?!
And how are South Koreans in the RIGHT in this argument anyway... what exactly do they have to do with North Korea? As far as I can see they are supposedly completely separate?
I really don\'t get this. Seems like K netizens are making a huge fuss out of nothing, yet AGAIN. It\'s so difficult to be a star in South Korea. You make one tiny tiny mistake (and it wasn\'t even a mistake in this case, least of all Kim Soohyun didn\'t do anything wrong) and you\'re hated and asked to leave your home country. Shows how much love you get from your own people... and S Koreans always brag about their loyalty and unity... yup, can totally see that! Or not.
As far as i know that mountain is part of both countries (culturally and physically, north part of korea), it just has a different name. People is overracting.
if you hate korea(ns) so much stop watching korean things.
Apparently South Korea is starting to care about North Korea again. :) as exemplified by them butting into this. :)
@blueangelay lol. when has south korea ever stopped caring about north korea?
@blueangelay It\'s complicated, it\'s an on-and-off relationship.
@lulzbrooks Oh, see? Thanks for the info. :) I had thought it was always off. :)
@lulzbrooks i think i know a lot and that you know nothing about me. :) Most importantly, I know respect which you seem to lack. :)
@lulzbrooks Also, if you can only use an ad hominem attack to attack my character instead of provide me with facts to support your point, I can also safely say you lack the proper skills to put up a worthwhile argument.
@lulzbrooks I also did some research. And it seems North Korea and South Korea do not have an on-off relationship. It is always off judged by South Korea still drafting men into the army, Kim Jong Un still supposedly making planes to reunite Korea, and the border still being strictly guarded. May you provide proof of when South Korea and North Korea have had an on relationship in say the last 5 years?
Korea is already bashing him like there\'s no tomorrow.. wow they need to chill.
if it\'s that easy i have no doubt that they would have terminated the contract and just pay what others claim to be a 10 million won termination fee (it\'s no biggie compared to what KSH earned last year and earlier this year) but there are certain details about this contract that we don\'t know about that may have circumvented him from getting out of it so don\'t judge harshly
if it\'s that easy i have no doubt that they would have terminated the contract and just pay what others claim to be a 10 million won termination fee (it\'s no biggie compared to what KSH earned last year and earlier this year) but there are certain details about this contract that we don\'t know about that may circumvent him getting out of it so don\'t judge harshly
I don\'t get it, what did he do that was so bad that both China and Korea are mad at him? Is it that serious over a CF??? Can someone explain
Only some Koreans are mad at him for taking an ad that favors "claims" of this mountain being part of China since it used Changbai instead of Baekdu.
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