Last year in 2016, we had an outbreak of Park Bo Gum fever. A new year has begun, but the “pandemic” does not appear to have subsided, LOL. The residents of South Korea (or ahjumma?) still can’t get enough of this boy. Since he signed more new CFs, I had to update an old post; I counted that in total he has about 20-25 CFs under his belt between 2016-2017. This definitely isn’t the highest for a celebrity, but it is pretty damn good for where he is now in terms of star status. I vaguely remember big Hallyu stars like Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Min Ho have once reach 20-30s inclusive of local and international CFs. Now I am interested to know how many Gong Yoo will get after the success of Goblin.
Bo Gum’s fame puts me in a dilemma situation though. Yes I am happy that he is garnering attention of famous directors, producers and movie/drama investors, but on the flip side, he loses his privacy, being accused, getting stalked everywhere and even his friends gets criticised for taking an advantage of him. His fame and popularity double or triple the size of his fandoms, but it also complicates everything. These days we can’t simply browse the web for his news without seeing negative comments or fan/shipping wars. So stressful, LOL. When these happen, I really miss the good ol’ peaceful days.
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It’s now getting difficult to write a swooning post because this boy has waaaay too many CFs nowadays that I have officially run out of swooning vocabs to use. However, I’ll be more than happy to read your swooning underneath this post, LMAO.
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