10:28 pm - 01/17/2013

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Im Seulong reveals the reason why he has started showing his concerns towards society problems.

Im Seulong has taken his first step onto his first film with the movie "26 Years" (directed by Jo Geunhyeok). He may be a member of the singing group 2AM, but he completely changes into the mind of a new actor when he goes to filming. And because of that, Im Seulong is praised mercilessly by his fellow acting partners and movie staff to the point where their mouths were drying up. "A Promising Tree," as the saying goes, Im Seulong believes he has upgraded his own values.

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Though he is called an idol, he's already 26 years old at age. He may be living his social life the same as most people do, but there'd be a very clear difference between the life of a star and the life of a normal person. There are also young stars that are no doubt younger than most of their acting peers, who receive lots of love as they live their young social lives just like an adult. They may wish to live a normal life, but it'll be impossible by then. Im Seulong has no doubt fixed all of his bad points as time went by, and finally managed to stand on where is he right now, with all the hard work and worries he have gone through.

In a recent interview with Newsen, Im Seulong confessed, "As I was filming for the movie, I think I've come to develop a deeper love towards our country. I'm usually the type who's true to his own feelings. I can only be satisfied if I say the truth even if it's embarrassing.." Im Seulong had chosen to participate in the movie because of the perfectly politically-influenced and unusual storyline, but somehow he really fits extremely well with the movie.

"I've also come to develop a deep concern towards social problems. The same reason goes to why I upload news about sexual assaults and the sort on my twitter account, even though they're a quite sensitive topic. I write those posts with the thought of 'Let's begin with myself. I hope I can make the world a better place, even if it's only a little' in my mind. Of course, this is a scary thing to do. It's not like I perfectly know everything about the world, and I wouldn't know what kind of feedback I'd get when I post things like these. That's why I've been studying a lot and working hard on trying to understand."

Among the many social problems that exist, Im Seulong's concern seems to be leaning very heavily towards sexual assault problems. Recently, Im Seulong left a tweet on his twitter account about this problem that goes, "'Sex Offender of a Pregnant Woman On Due is Announced to Serve 15 Years in Jail' I really want to add another number '1' in front of that. I don't even think 115 years is enough, add 2. 1115 years!" as he linked to the original article.

Im Seulong exclaimed, "There is no doubt we need to make the world a better a place. That's why I kept writing about it on twitter, and I really hope people will take notice of this problem, even if it's just a little. When I heard that the right for offense subjects to complaint was abolished, I was really happy. Even though every time I write something, I'll still have a lot of uncertainties, but people like (Lee) Hyori Nuna or Writer Kangfull, who often takes the first initiative towards social problem, are very admirable and they give us juniors a lot of strength."


source: Newsen via dkpopnews translated by bbiyak25 at W2D

It's good to know there are idols who care about important issues, AND aren't afraid to voice opinions about them.
atelierlune 18th-Jan-2013 04:02 am (UTC)
Good for you, Seulong. I wish more idols would speak up about things like this.
waterpulse 18th-Jan-2013 04:05 am (UTC)
Lol I'll be honest, I don't know him from anything other than the Dirty Eyed Boys but respect for bringing awareness to sensitive topics the media won't touch. It's always nice when a famous person uses their influence in a positive way.
xalexandriam 18th-Jan-2013 04:10 am (UTC)
idk why, but i've never liked him whenever i saw him on variety shows.

HOWEVER, i really do love how he's not afraid to use his platform as an idol and his twitter account to speak about things like sexual assault.

I also liked how he talked about looking at himself first and wanting to educate himself to better understand such issues. i wish more people (but straight men, especially) did that.
in_noctem 18th-Jan-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
Me too, idek what it was but I just never really liked him
oonalala 18th-Jan-2013 04:55 am (UTC)
I know exactly why I haven't liked him. There have been a few appearances where his behavior was self centered and inconsiderate, espcially of the females around him. There was that show where he and Jo Kwon were dating these two girls. Jo Kwon was goofy but good natured and Seulong was a total ass to his date.

However, in light of this information, maybe he's growing up and becoming a better person. What he is doing is a good thing and should be applauded.
superjesster 18th-Jan-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
U GO BOY
in_noctem 18th-Jan-2013 04:16 am (UTC)
So happy more idols, especially guys, are speaking out. Junyoung and Jaehyo have done the same as well and it really warms my heart.
angel_9_lives 18th-Jan-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
1) No idea who he is (besides being an actor), but LOVE that he's famous and using his status to bring awareness of issues like this,

and

2) "'Sex Offender of a Pregnant Woman On Due is Announced to Serve 15 Years in Jail' I really want to add another number '1' in front of that. I don't even think 115 years is enough, add 2. 1115 years!"

I LOVE the way this man thinks.
imyoona 18th-Jan-2013 04:30 am (UTC)
he acts?!
angel_9_lives 18th-Jan-2013 07:17 am (UTC)
I...think? o.o;;

I know he's a member of 2am now (thanks T.Ferguson), but...now I'm a lil confused, rofl.

unless you mean that "he acts?!" in the same way as Yunho acting, in which case...ouch, rofl.
imyoona 18th-Jan-2013 07:20 am (UTC)
no no, I just knew him as a 2AM member, I didn't know he was acting too.
angel_9_lives 18th-Jan-2013 07:24 am (UTC)
rofl, he talks about the film he's in...in this post XD;;

imyoona 18th-Jan-2013 07:44 am (UTC)
I didn't read all that. I just read the bold part lmfao. I feel super smart now -.-

Edited at 2013-01-18 08:09 am (UTC)
angel_9_lives 18th-Jan-2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
rofl, join the club. I just realized that it mentions he's a member of 2am :P
turdferguson 18th-Jan-2013 06:38 am (UTC)
he is a member of 2am first and foremost, the actor part is second
angel_9_lives 18th-Jan-2013 07:14 am (UTC)
ahhhh, okay. thanks, lol ^_^;; what little I know of 2am is centered around Jo Kwon, so.. :X

lysblack 18th-Jan-2013 04:29 am (UTC)
i love him for doing things like these.
rabu_parade 18th-Jan-2013 04:42 am (UTC)
I LOVE HIM
reelrecnizereel 18th-Jan-2013 04:50 am (UTC)
Thank you Seulong there should be more ppl like you in the industry.
earthequality 18th-Jan-2013 05:47 am (UTC)
This is a nice change.
bolingi_aii 18th-Jan-2013 07:05 am (UTC)
"It's not like I perfectly know everything about the world, and I wouldn't know what kind of feedback I'd get when I post things like these. That's why I've been studying a lot and working hard on trying to understand."

I like this, good for him. All it takes is some initiative, I hope more people get like him and other vocal idols who use their twitter to voice more serious opinions.
bolingi_aii 18th-Jan-2013 07:06 am (UTC)
isn't he the one that made a public statement about accepting a homosexual friend? not that he should be praised for doing right, but he seems to be someone who is open to change and progressing his thinking.
goldynchickie 18th-Jan-2013 09:51 am (UTC)
This is really nice to see. It's good that he is taking the time to actually learn about these issues.
royu_kiyo 18th-Jan-2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
"'Sex Offender of a Pregnant Woman On Due is Announced to Serve 15 Years in Jail' I really want to add another number '1' in front of that. I don't even think 115 years is enough, add 2. 1115 years!"

Damn straight bro.
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