Recently a video of Nam Tae Hyun and Son Dam Bi made the rounds. And of course some people’s first impressions after watching it were, “oh they must be dating.” Which isn’t a negative thing to think in the slightest. However like it so often happens, things can blow up quickly. As was the case here when social media started buzzing and a bunch of people started going around asking questions.
However things got shot down relatively fast in this case because Tae Hyun was quick with a statement to clarify things. Because as it turns out, there was a legit misunderstanding here. I’m sure you can find the full translated version of what he said with a quick google search however let me give you the basic gist. Pretty much he said the two are simply good friends and not dating. All they wanted to do was have some fun with the “Kwai” app and nothing more. Apparently the reason for their closeness in the video was because it was the only way to activate that particular filter. It wasn’t even meant to go out but the app is designed in such a way that it puts out the video on it’s own and he hadn’t realized. So he was pretty shocked by the sudden overwhelming response.
Fortunately though it looks like not too many nasty comments were thrown during this particular scandal, as it was more like fans being real nosy trying to get to the bottom of things more than anything. And now with it cleared up it should be a wrap but I do have some personal thoughts I’d like to add. Since to me what sparked wanting to go and actually spend the time to write about this was something he said in his statement towards the end:
I would like to apologize to all the fans”
Now based on context it wasn’t meant to come off as one of those dark and super serious apologies but it did get me thinking about romance scandals overall and how dumb they are in the end. Because in reality, way too many celebrities have been forced to apologize for nothingness over the years. As is the case here although maybe this isn’t the best example since things never got too harsh. This was pretty tame due to it being pretty short-lived. Regardless I think my point will stand. Which is that statements like, “I’m Sorry” should only be reserved for when people do actual wrong.
Cuz what would you even consider to be the wrong here, that he was having fun with a friend who happens to be female. Or if the rumor turned out to be true, would it have been that they were dating? You see what I’m saying? Even in cases where a scandal may turn out to be true I don’t think any sort of apology should be given because loving somebody shouldn’t be considered a negative to begin with.
Instead I think we need to focus on finding a way to get a couple of things through to people to limit the dang scandals from popping up in the first place… The first of which is that yes even celebrities deserve to have some privacy because they are still human beings after all. And two, that celebrities WILL date so you might as well just get used to it. Cuz that shizz is human freaking nature. Like even though in this case it turned out Nam Tae Hyun and Son Dam Bi were NOT dating guess what, they are going to date other people at some point.
That is why we need to get passed this strange obsession. Since we all know if somebody told all these negative people that THEY couldn’t date or if people talked behind THEIR backs prying for info every time they spoke nicely to somebody of the opposite sex, THEY wouldn’t like it either. So let’s all just go back to that whole “treating people they way we would like to be treated” thing. Real Simple. Well enough of my messy ramblings for now. How about you all share some of your thoughts instead. Like always I’m curious to hear you peeps out. 🙂