10:58 am - 04/12/2019

Lee Soon Jae shares his thoughts on current controversies and responsibilities celebrities have

Veteran actor Lee Soon Jae talked about recent events in the entertainment industry.

On the April 11 episode of “Happy Together,” Lee Soon Jae, Shin Goo, Chae Soo Bin, and Kim Sung Eun were guests with IZ*ONE’s Jang Won Young and Kim Min Ju as the special MCs.

During the show, Lee Soon Jae said that there is something he wants to tell his junior celebrities. He started, “Popularity follows celebrities. In the past, popularity didn’t make a lot of money. Shin Goo and I have acted for a long time, but we don’t own a single building. However, that is not the case these days. It is profitable. Even if you film one advertisement, you make a lot of money.”

He continued “We are not formal public figures according to societal standards, but we hold the responsibility of public figure because all of our actions can influence the audience and youth.”

Lee Soon Jae concluded, “The legal judgment will be made, but I think they have the wrong mindsets. I see them as people who should drop out on their own. It is most important to manage yourself when your popularity rises.”

Sources: KBSEntertainment on Youtube, Naver via Soompi
scionofawhisper 12th-Apr-2019 05:50 am (UTC)
I agree, whether they want it or not, idols/celebs that become popular have so much influence over young people who are malleable and forming their identity. :/

Ironically they are named 'idols' when so many shouldn't be someone to admire. :P

At least the biggest group, BTS and their company, seem to really think about their influence. They've done some shit, but they do seem to try to learn from it. Unlike another company coughYGcough.

Also, um, wtf is going on with that dude's hair in the pic? lmao. I'm so confused...
jyusou 12th-Apr-2019 08:01 am (UTC)
Your first and last paragraphs were my thought process when reading this. Except the last paragraph happened twice because seriously that hair is throwing me off lolol.
warwarwar 12th-Apr-2019 08:53 am (UTC)
I am sort on confused on what he means
warwarwar 12th-Apr-2019 08:53 am (UTC)
I am not confused that I am confused about his hair
rainstormraider 12th-Apr-2019 12:02 pm (UTC)
Idols above all other celebrities are expected to be made in a certain mould. When people break that mould it should be for greater things and not because they turn out like Seungri.
He’s right about how they have no morality or they would’ve admitted quietly to their wrong doings rather than cosplaying as the victim.
pepsi_twist9 12th-Apr-2019 01:12 pm (UTC)
The whole idol package is ridiculous. I get where it stems from, no one wants to learn your favourite is trash but it's bound to be a responsibility when you appeal to younger audiences. The perfect image (i.e. the no dating, etc) is ridiculous but not being a shit stain should be a responsibility everyone should carry.
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