10:39 pm - 01/15/2013

Eunhyuk gets flak for his latest joke on Strong Heart

Another guest on Strong Heart was talking about his search ranking for some event in 2009 and Eunhyuk chimed in to add, "My rank was #235 at the time. Although now, I'm sure it's gotten up much more." The MCs asked, "I wonder why?"

1. [+639, -80] Do you not have a brain? Think before you speak;

2. [+565, -68] What an idiot

3. [+560, -80] You trash, you really have nothing other to use for the show than that?

4. [+85, -44] I'm a girl and his comment really turned me off. Does he not know how much pain IU is going through right now because of what happened? And he thinks to use it as laughing matter on a variety show? I feel sad for IU

5. [+82, -16] What a fu*king idiot, why is every member in Super Junior nothing but trash?

6. [+81, -22] IU did make a mistake but it's not right for Eunhyuk to come out on TV and laugh and joke about it like this

7. [+64, -9] When's he going to the army?

8. [+60, -7] So trashy... You really had nothing else to say other than that? You should've just kept your mouth shut, instead you turned yourself into trash... Wow, seriously..

9. [+60, -7] Utter trash

10. [+48, -3] He really doesn't get the situation, does he? He's nothing but a speck in IU's life because he could never amount to what IU had career wise before what happened. He talks as if IU was the one hanging on to him. It's pathetic that IU was even once with trash like him. At least IU has talent, Eunhyuk is old and can't even sing to save his life. Trash without a speck of respect for women.

Here is a translation of the original article from AKP. Thank you asnindie!

Eunhyuk had viewers as well as the other stars on set laughing as he subtly brought up his previous photo incident in a light-hearted way.

On ‘Strong Heart‘ that was aired on the 15th, baseball playe Lee Yong Kyu discussed the attention he received during the 2009 World Baseball Classic in the Korea-Japan match. Lee Yong Kyu was hit on the head by the ball thrown at him by the opposing team’s pitcher and the news made headlines left and right.

Eunhyuk commented, “From March 5th, 2009 to the 24th during the WBC, Lee Yong Kyu was searched more than 1,950,000 times on portal sites. It’s exponentially more than Lee Min Ho‘s, whose drama ‘Boys Over Flowers‘ was ranked #1 in terms of ratings during the time.

He then added, “My search ranking used to be 235th place… But now, it’s probably gone up a lot,” hinting at his photo incident in a subtle manner. The studio was brought to laughter as Eunhyuk good-naturedly joked about it, and MC Shin Dong Yup could not help but tease as he feigned innocence as he asked him to explain, commenting, ”Just why did it go up?” causing everyone to chuckle again.

Source: Newsen via Nate Netizen Buzz AKP
What do you guys think?
tempestdance 16th-Jan-2013 04:05 am (UTC)
Eh, the thing is both have received a lot of flak for the scandal. Some people found it disgusting that Eunhyuk possibly slept with a minor (or at least was a minor at the time of photo), some people was outraged that it was Eunhyuk of all people, IU got a lot of shit from SuJu fans for putting up the photo in the first place (whether it was an accident or not), IU has been and still is being called a slut and other sexist, disgusting things.

Eunhyuk's side is trying to lighten up the issue by making a joke out of it, IU's side is trying to deny the whole thing. The two companies should really straighten out and at least agree on what their stance will be - until then this whose fault was it and omg how dare s/he argument from the netizens will not end.
burger 16th-Jan-2013 04:07 am (UTC)
this as well, the way the whole thing was handled afterwards was a mess. ignoring it might have worked for a while but both the companies should have come together to discuss what they needed to do.
shoopergirlzoey 16th-Jan-2013 04:10 am (UTC)
agreed 100%
khaus414 16th-Jan-2013 04:14 am (UTC)

Both sides suffered from the purposeful or accidental upload of that picture. both fan-bases went crazy and got pissed. Maybe Eunhyuk is trying to play it down and make it a non-issue since it's in the past, while IU hasn't really addressed it at all and is keeping it a "secret" and it's just the elephant in the room. I agree that they should've come together and publicly settled this or something. It looks worse when you try to smother something and pretend it didn't happen.

And a lot of people talk about how IU's career now will be ruined because of him, but I just don't see that? She's in ads everywhere here and it's not like they've stopped playing her music and cut her out from TV shows? If she puts out an album, I doubt people would ignore her work, aside from some of the batshit ELF who would maybe buy and burn a few. Which, still helps her album sales? :P

I think the whole situation was handled poorly in general.
anconeous 16th-Jan-2013 04:19 am (UTC)
bobbing_apples 16th-Jan-2013 04:20 am (UTC)
IU has definitely had it worse though with all the sexism and slut shaming. I'm not saying Eunhyuk hasn't gotten hate but I don't really see how it's comparable.
tempestdance 16th-Jan-2013 04:24 am (UTC)
at the same time she's had a lot more support and pity than Eunhyuk. Nevertheless, this shouldn't be about who got attacked more. Figuring out who is to blame doesn't solve the issue at all.
bobbing_apples 16th-Jan-2013 04:44 am (UTC)
The issue is double standards so it really is about who is getting attacked more. IU's gotten more support but it's a different kind. IU's support and pity comes mostly from the fact that she is getting slut shamed more than Eunhyuk while I've seen a lot of comments along the lines of 'poor oppa that bitch is ruining his image' as if the picture was uploaded on purpose and taken against his will. I feel bad for them both because this shouldn't even be an issue in the first place.
cee_90 16th-Jan-2013 09:22 am (UTC)
this shouldn't even be an issue in the first place.
agreed on that.
I can't say the same about which sides are getting the most hate though,because honestly, the people I see commenting on their scandals have been supportive of IU. And calling eunhyuk ugly and questioning what she saw in him or calling him a pedophile didn't help to change my perception as well. But, regardless of who gets the more pity card, that old scandal shouldn't be an issue and people need to move on. Because heck, I moved on and at first I really can't collaborate on what he said before I saw the IU comments. Really, he could've said that 2 years from now and people will always linked it to IU.
uglypricetag 16th-Jan-2013 11:38 am (UTC)
A+ always find myself agreeing with your comments.

IU got attacked by bigots and crazy ELFs but Eunhyuk got it hard as well. To add to what you said, netizens kept on with criticizing his looks and saying that he's too ugly for IU. And for the record, I'm not an ELF (AT ALL!), I just don't get why everyone on omona is so bent on hating Eunhyuk. I don't see how his making light of the scandal is a bad thing.
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