3:18 am - 02/13/2013

HaHa responds to questions about date of wedding and Byul's pregnancy

Did HaHa go too far with his 19+ statement on ‘Moonlight Prince’?

HaHa had some frowning by being perhaps too open on ‘Moonlight Prince‘

Regarding his announcement a few weeks back about Byul being 3 months pregnant despite it being 2 months since their wedding (at the time), Haha clarified the rumors about a shotgun wedding.

The pair had often talked about how since Byul was a devout Christian, and didn’t believe in sex before marriage. However, the revelation that she was 3 months pregnant after having had their wedding ceremony 2 months ago had many questioning the issue. To explain himself, HaHa said, “It’s not that she got pregnant before we got married, but that she got pregnant before the ceremony. We registered our marriage beforehand.”

He also added that they hadn’t planned on having children right away, and in the process, revealed some details that viewers thought went too far for a public program. Haha stated, “We even avoided the date [of ovulation]. I poured out my strength on a safe day. We loved beautifully. We did it once, and she got pregnant.”

His statement caused viewers to frown. Many believed he was being insensitive to his own wife, who was a conservative Christian. Not only that, but they commented that he had gone too far this time, saying there were certain matters that should have remained private between husband and wife. People commented, “Children watch this broadcast… and what would your wife think…“, “Do you have to say it like that? Is there no privacy for your wife?“, and “This isn’t being honest, this is crossing the line“.

What do you think?

Source: Allkpop tvreport

I think HaHa should have left out the ovulation part, but since we don't know Byul's reaction, I can't really say if he went to far.
Can HaHa get a tag please?
katzsong 13th-Feb-2013 09:31 am (UTC)
...Is ovulation being taboo to be talked about? In South Korea? Or is it the implication of ovulation that got people alarmed? Like he said, they avoided ovulation day(s) --> meaning they're doing it every other day?

muzegrey 13th-Feb-2013 10:57 am (UTC)
Huh? Since when was ovulation every other day?
Ovulation takes place about from 4-8 days after your period ends. It's when you basically are able to conceive. Of course if you don't use protection and a guy comes inside, sperm can live for a couple of days or longer so if you just do it at the wrong time, you can get pregnant outside of that time, but it is pretty accurate.
prettyminstrel 13th-Feb-2013 09:37 am (UTC)
“Children watch this broadcast…"

why would your children watch this broadcast in the first place since it is rated 15+? and newsflash, netizen; married ppl have sex. it's not like he was describing how they're doing it and women ovulate; that shouldn't be a taboo or else that's just ridiculous
_clochette_ 13th-Feb-2013 11:27 am (UTC)
I'm kinda inclined to agree, plus I've known a lot of people who get pregnant and then get kinda DGAF with these sorts of details because it becomes interesting to them and they don't really care. facts of life, etc.

I hope she wasn't embarassed by it though, and I hope he knows her well enough to have been able to make that judgement wisely before he said anything
lonelymoon 13th-Feb-2013 09:39 am (UTC)
Well, the fault goes to the program too, they shouldn't be asking such intimate questions in the first place, but jfc I'd be pissed off if my partner discussed my life in such a public place.
obviousgirl 13th-Feb-2013 09:39 am (UTC)
He went to far but its ok to ask someone if they're knocked up or what will they be doing on there wedding night?
shunluv 13th-Feb-2013 09:44 am (UTC)
yeah Haha shouldn't talk about his intimate wedding life on TV though it might be ok with Byul but it is still not respecting her.
but the program is also wrong to ask this kind of question in the 1st place.
and the parent shouldn't allow their below 15 children to watch this show as well lol.
_clochette_ 13th-Feb-2013 11:30 am (UTC)
and it's the show's fault for putting him in an impossible position tbh because posing the question like that ("she's been pregnant for 3 months but you've only been married for 2! defend that math!") as though it's something scandalous backs him into a corner of having to explain it, in this case causing an actual scandal by being "too graphic", or just go with their original implication that they did something scandalous. tacky line of questioning
illustratedd 13th-Feb-2013 10:39 am (UTC)
why is he talking
muzegrey 13th-Feb-2013 10:42 am (UTC)
Well they obviously had sex since she is pregnant.
I don't think this was too detailed, it's not like he described how it was. That translation is a bit off too, so it comes off worse than what he actually said.

Also, I couldn't find the comment section on the original article. Where did they get those from?

If he didn't answer it would have been worse, to be honest because people would have said she was being a fake Christian or whatever bullshit they wanted to say about her.

I think Koreans need to stop being so damned two-faced about the subject of sex especially in public. And Korean men need to start wearing some damn condoms.

Edited at 2013-02-13 10:52 am (UTC)
jasmineakaiumi 14th-Feb-2013 10:21 am (UTC)
Korean men need to start wearing some damn condoms.

Ughh this.

Edited at 2013-02-14 10:21 am (UTC)
muzegrey 13th-Feb-2013 10:47 am (UTC)
And what's so bad about talking about ovulation? It's a natural process.
15 year olds should be watching this so they know what's up. Sex isn't just fooling around, it makes babies! Women have periods and also times when they are very fertile! Shocking!

kiku_cha8_8 13th-Feb-2013 10:48 am (UTC)
someone going too far with their details
hellicoptajuuce 13th-Feb-2013 10:50 am (UTC)
o ffs Korea yall need to talk about it sometime
higuma_otoshi 13th-Feb-2013 11:05 am (UTC)
If they didn't want kids, why didn't they use contraception?
muzegrey 13th-Feb-2013 11:15 am (UTC)
Cuz Korean men don't want to use them.
the_erotomanic 13th-Feb-2013 11:32 am (UTC)
if she's a devout Christian, condoms/contraceptives are a no-no. :o\
muzegrey 13th-Feb-2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
No.... actually they are not in Protestant churches.

Edited at 2013-02-13 03:45 pm (UTC)
rinn1e 13th-Feb-2013 11:51 am (UTC)
Consider it as sex-ed for your kids then. The program was aired at night wasn't it? Why were they even up?
_ochre 13th-Feb-2013 12:15 pm (UTC)
hes an asshole tbh
atelierlune 13th-Feb-2013 12:16 pm (UTC)
I don't know. If he'd gently attempted to turn aside the line of questioning, what would the headline be today? "HaHa dodges question about premarital sex; netizens call Byul a slut"? He confirmed that she is fertile. You can get pregnant the very first time you have sex, regardless of ovulation schedules and "safe days". This is a fact. But they were officially unified in that the marriage was registered - it is not as through someone took advantage of someone. I'm not sure how else HaHa could have responded without casting a different set of aspersions on himself and Byul. The question bringing this up was out of line to begin with and put HaHa in a bad situation.
domokuniscute 13th-Feb-2013 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this comment!
laeryn 13th-Feb-2013 01:34 pm (UTC)
I have a legit question here: do Korean teens get sex-ed? And starting at what age? Because sometimes I hear (read, actually) Korean people, sometimes adults, talking about sex and it makes me wonder what kind of sex-ed they received, if any at all. This is an important matter, Korea. This is something you gotta be careful with!

And about all of this: why do people gaf about wether she got pregnant before or after the wedding? Yeah, she's a devoted, conservative Christian, but wouldn't that be, you know, HER problem? Leave your judging at the entrance, netizens, and let people live their lives.
jasmineakaiumi 14th-Feb-2013 10:28 am (UTC)
Asked several friends in Korea who have done all of their schooling here and not a single one of them has gotten sex-ed. My boyfriend didn't even know what oral contraceptives were until he saw me taking them and I explained what they were for.
feel_my_mind 13th-Feb-2013 02:27 pm (UTC)
Since its actually 'science' (ovulation cycle) and has been proven the earlier kids learn about this the better, I really don't see what the whole kid issue is. If your kids watch this and they are older then like 5, explain it to them. It doesn't need to be graphic.

However it does make feel uncomfortable, but that mainly b/c if a guy ever said something like that about me on television, I'd kick them to the curve. No question.
oppameansit 13th-Feb-2013 03:34 pm (UTC)
I poured out my strength

that is the weirdest phrasing
muzegrey 13th-Feb-2013 03:49 pm (UTC)
Worst translation ever.
He said that since it wasn't an ovulation day, he must have been very strong that day.
It was a joke.
honeebs 13th-Feb-2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
Wow she's yours now, right. Disrespect her for laughs or to make sure you're seen in a better light. Her parents will prob see this, asshole.
He should issue an apology to his wife and her parents. You vowed to protect and honor her. Asshole-haha
Also he can say one thing.... NO COMMENT.

Edited at 2013-02-13 06:21 pm (UTC)
cairistiona 13th-Feb-2013 06:35 pm (UTC)
But as many people have said in this post, "no comment" would have very likely made people slut-shame her--because they were already doing it with the question; "oh you had sex before marriage, you are bad people".
What he said was badly worded and ill-advised, but at least it clarified the situation and now nobody's slut-shaming her or saying she's a bad Christian because of it. He dug himself into a hole and possibly embarrassed her, but at the same time he protected her.
prlsb4swiine 13th-Feb-2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
its shocking to me how many girls in my college don't even know. :/
sub_divided 13th-Feb-2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
I hope for Byul's sake that now that she's a married woman, she doesn't find these kinds of details about cycles and whatnot embarrassing.

Since this is a 15+ program, there are no children watching who need to be protected. But even if they were watching, conservative netizens should be happy because children are learning a valuable lesson: even if you avoid ovulation days and only have sex once (:p), you can still get pregnant! So be careful!!

Edited at 2013-02-13 07:32 pm (UTC)
asth77 13th-Feb-2013 07:39 pm (UTC)
He could have left out the "ovulation" part I think, if he didn't ask his wife beforehand. It's something very intimate, and it's her body.
I hope he didn't say that just to make poeple laugh...
aria04 13th-Feb-2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
Well that's not a great question to ask anytime anywhere. Good job, Korea.

And ffs, take responsibility for your own kids, parents. It's not like talking about ovulation is soooo bad, at the very least it's a wake up call for safe sex. The point HaHa was trying to make wasn't on which days she was ovulating, just that they tried to avoid pregnancy by not doing it then. And in this way, at least the public hates on HaHa for "disrespecting" his wife than her being called a slut.

It wasn't the best answer he could give but it could have been a lot worse.
pumpkin_bread 14th-Feb-2013 12:06 am (UTC)
lol oh Korea.
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