[K-pop Idols' Dating] Does k-pop idols' love broker really exist?
Super Junior's Kim Heechul really got angry. On May 17, he posted a long piece of writing on the Internet. He said, "Whenever a news about other people's romantic relationship is reported, it seems like I'm regarded as the one who is close with the man or woman, while people even believe that I'm their love broker. It's true I'm very close with Lee Sukjin, but I'm not intimate with Choa at all. We say hello to each other in a broadcasting company, and that's all. This is the fact".
You know, on May 17, it was reported that Choa is dating Lee Sukjin. Lee Sukjin is the CEO of Najin Industry and he is 5 years older than Choa. He is very rich, and he gave much support and comfort to Choa as a big fan of AOA and her boyfriend when she was having a hard time.
By the way, the problem was that the journalist who reported the news commented "They could become lovers thanks to Kim Hee Chul. Kim Hee Chul and Lee Sukjin have been friends for a long time, and Lee Sukjin was introduced to Choa at a private meeting".
Well, I know the journalist, and she's published many exclusive news. What she tried to do was find a link of connection between Choa and Lee Sukjin, but yeah, it was not true that they became lovers thanks to Kim Heechul, and it made the idol star angry.
Then, do you think k-pop idols' love broker really exists even though Kim Heechul said he himself is not a love broker? Well, the answer is yes. Love brokers really exist in the k-pop world.
Let's see. Most of the k-pop agencies do not want its artists to date somebody because the stars' pure and innocent image could be damaged by a love scandal. Especially, a love scandal could be very fatal to female idols in Korea because there still are many Korean people who have very conservative and traditional ideas about females’ dating and marriage.
For this reason, most of the k-pop idols try to have romantic relationship with somebody very secretly, unbeknownst to their agencies, while a fair number of k-pop stars date someone in the same field because it helps them avoid publicity.
So, many things happen at k-pop chart shows such as “M Countdown” and “Music Bank” because all the k-pop idols gather there every week. And the idol star athletics championships which is held every year is a great chance for the idols to build a romantic relationship with each other too. Even though the staff members of their agency keep a close watch on them, they use clever schemes to get love. The boys and girls exchange hearts at their eyes, and they exhibit hand signals too. And as many of them do not have their cell phones, they usually use SNS or instant messengers to communicate with each other.
And, yeah, there sometimes is a love broker who hooks male and female idols up. The broker, who is also a k-pop idol, has a large network of relationships, and he helps the idols meet at a secret place. The broker usually has a very close relationship with idol stars’ stylists because the stylists knows everything about idol stars, including their phone numbers, while it’s not their job to handle the stars’ private lives.
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