Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lee Min Ho - K☆STAR LOVERS Interview - 22.04.2014

Lee Min Ho - SINA Entertainment Special Interview - 22.04.2014

Lee Min Ho explains why he was not present at the Beijing motor show

A report recently went out from the Chinese press that Lee Min Ho was not present at the Beijing motor show by his own choice to the great disappointment of his fans who attended the event expecting to see him.

One booth was reported to have introduced a new car and publicized it with, "Lee Min Ho does advertisement for this model," and then disappointed the fans by saying, "Unfortunately, Lee Min Ho did not come here." Upon seeing just his greeting through a video, the fans became angry and about half of the audience left the booth.

It had been falsely going around online that he would be present at the Beijing motor show, so people came to the misunderstanding that Lee Min Ho had stood up his fans.

Eventually, his agency Starhaus Entertainment had to speak up regarding this incident and gave a simple explanation through the official Weibo account, "Lee Min Ho did not receive an invitation to the Beijing motor show this time. Please have no misunderstandings. As you may know, Lee Min Ho is filming for a movie. From now on, we will formally announce his activities in China via Weibo."

source: allkpop

Friday, April 18, 2014

[SPECIAL] Lee Min Ho for Lotte Duty Family Concert - 18.04.2014

This post is a special post that i dedicated to all Minoz Korea who's in the middle of the grief from Sewol Ferry Incident. My heart is with you when you requested for no photos should be distributed due to respect of the grief. I respect Lotte who can't even cancelled the event, still manage to cut the broadcasting hour and change the performance concert into just a simple greeting from all of the performers. 

However, i will put an article on what happened at the venue, what happened during Lee Min Ho's session in Lotte Duty Free Family Concert, 18th of April 2014. 

Original Article: Summer_mino @ weibo

2014年4月18日 20:11


English Translation:

Lee Min Ho came out to the stage with the all-black suit, his expression is solemn and sad. Lee Min Ho said "An unexpected accident happened when it shouldn't even happened in the first place, as a person, i am really sad, my heart hurts very much. At this very moment people are still trying various ways of rescue operations, all of us really hope that all of them can go home safely to their family's arms! Now, what can we do? all that we can do, is PRAY, PRAY, AND PRAY AGAIN! I hope everyone can go home safely! "
Host: "But, do you know your work has been giving us a lot of strength? Do you know that a lot of Chinese people here who attend the event, are also missing their friends and relatives. Can you say some words to express your condolence?"
Lee Min Ho: "We won't ever lose hope, let's pray for all of them to come back home safely, and healthily. Today's event is scheduled for everyone to perform, but now changed for a simple greeting. However, i believe that there will be more opportunities in the future, where we can make more good memories~"
Host: "Now, you are busy filming the movie?"
Lee Min Ho: "Yes i am, now i am currently shooting for my new movie and by the second half of the year, i will meet all of you~"
Lee Min Ho actually can express his condolences through his eyes, he stood up carefully, look at every direction and said "I hope, the next time we meet, we're happy and healthy", then Lee Min Ho left the stage.

English Translation: Monika
Article Source: Summer_mino @ weibo
Photo Source: PROMIZ's Facebook

For Minoz Korea, please be strong. All International Minoz are with you. We will pray for every victims of the Sewol Ferry to come home safely to their family. This will be my one and only post about Lotte Duty Free Family Concert 18.4.14. No photos, or anything will come from me, in your request to respect your grief. Please, be strong. ‪#‎PrayForSouthKorea‬

Lee Min Ho & Park Shin Hye explain their decision to attend Lotte event in light of tragic ship accident

Although celebrities were canceling events left and right out of respect for the passenger ship accident, Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye ultimately decided to attend Lotte's duty-free shop event on April 18 with thoughtful explanations behind their decisions. It was originally to be a three day event from April 18 to April 20, but the last two dates were canceled.

However, the circumstances for April 18 were different as the main audience for this event was foreigners, more than 10,000 foreigners already entered the country in order to take part in the event; therefore, a sudden cancellation was deemed impossible, according to the Lotte duty-free shop's side. The people believed they could not forcefully turn away the overseas spectators, who purchased plane tickets and booked hotels in Korea just for this event.

Subsequently, the Lotte duty-free shop and the two actors' agencies held a lengthy discussion during which Lotte's party offered to reduce the time and scale as well as change the formation and nature of the event. The singing and performances by the Hallyu stars were changed into a mass prayer for the safe return of the ferry's passengers.

In relation to this event appearance, Lee Min Ho's agency Starhaus Entertainment told Newsen, "We were hoping that the event would get postponed. However, we also thought the promise made to the fans who visited Korea in order to see Lee Min Ho was important. As the event's nature changed so that we could all pray for the safe return of the sunken ferry's passengers together, we reached a point of agreement and decided to take part in the event. Our hearts were still heavy, but we decided to keep our promise to the fans."