Dedicated to SS501 4D Leader Kim Hyun Joong

[Pexers Write-Ups] Flower Boy Turned Bad Boy


Author:  AprilS

The famous flower boy has turned into a bad boy.That is what they want to say but hasn’t yet. It is all about the drastic change of image as a celebrity from what he has been known to project to what he has been described to have become due to a spate of events.

The shock for many has somewhat abated since that fateful day in late August. From the looks of it he hasn’t lost his followings except for a few fallouts. Truth be told, as observed, he gained even more if attendance at his concerts is a valid indicator. That is, in spite of the predicted downfall.

As the dust from the several weeks worth of ruckus settled, let me now pose these questions . Questions that may somehow illuminate the phenomenon.

Is it now a matter of focusing on the performance but not on the performer, the singing but not the singer?

How can they be separated? Can there be split appreciation? Accommodation of the incongruence?

Accepting the celebrity image doesn’t have to be a mirror of his private life?

What is wrong with public images is that we have come to expect perfection …idealization. Simply putting a person in a box tied with neat,cute ribbons The packaging.

But it has now come to this ‘I don’t like your behavior, but I still like you’ syndrome now prevail?

Whatever it is, somebody has commented ‘at least he has proven he isn’t gay’. Or he is the celebrity that became more attractive even with the negative publicity. The bad boy image fits him now?

Or has the fandom become maturer to embrace the fact that celebrities are just like most of us- imperfect mortals capable of mistakes. And if his apologetic words are to be believed,he is capable of turning a new leaf. To us those are redeeming steps.

That whether he is flower boy or bad boy we have seen beyond the image .

We, too discovered something of ourselves.


Arts Credit:  blancbelle  via   Yogi Khj @kiiimiii006  

19 responses

  1. nada

    Thanks for this. Smile,gigle and proud at the same time that I am the same room with amazing kim hyun joong fan.They will never ever able to pull him down.Thanks april,have a nice day.

    Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:44 pm

  2. jj2hyun

    Flower boy is only a way to refer to his manga look & handsomeness. The more I follow HJ and learn about him, the more I feel attracted to his inner beauty, such as diligence, sincerity, honesty and always being the man of his words. I think he is very tough inside. His look and his character together makes him my prince. If he is a BAD boy, then he is the one with a good heart. Whoever can be his final princess is definitely a lucky lady. Because of long long distance, I pray for HJ in my heart all the time even as so far I haven’t been able to attend any of his live events and meeting him in person seems like a far dream for me. But unconditionally, I just so genuinely wish him true happiness and good health, so that I can watch his great performances for many many years to come. I never felt such way for any celebrities and I’m very rarely a groupie of any star in my life… but he sort of captured my heart… don’t know why, just feel he is so real, natural and sincere. Don’t just judge him by his look, learn him and you will know.

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:29 pm

  3. jj2hyun

    The cartoon version of HJ is so cute. Thanks for whoever is so talented to make our prince look so adorable in such cute way.

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm

  4. Sara

    Not bad boy not flower boy he is an idol an artist a singer and a human. although I am sure that it was conspiracy that lead him trap in such situation, but I believe, he can make mistake like all of us . it doesn’t mean that we are bad or whatever.
    by the way, my celebrity is not my teacher manner only is my celebrity that I love his voice, song , smile,style,… but may be somebody think about him as her/his model then oppa shall be more careful.

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:39 pm

  5. gamze hocaoğlu

    It is impossible for him to be bad boy. He is angel and nothing changes it. You can accuse him every kind of thing but we know that they are only lies. People are jealous so they do not want him to be happy and loved by people. They do not know really love.

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 10:39 pm

  6. aprilstarr

    Flower boys go to heaven ; bad boys go everywhere LOL

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    • Cagome

      :)♥interesting quote

      Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    • PrinceHJ

      Nice…. Hahaha…..

      Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm

  7. CAGOME

    OBVIOUS ALL WORLD LOVE HIM LIKE CELEBRITY AND LIKE A TRUE MAN WITH ALL HIS GOOD AND BAD SIDES,BCS HE IS ONLY ONE,OUR MAGIC GLOBAL STAR KIM HYUN JOONG.

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4:09 pm

  8. Thank you for an interesting write up. You wrote something I have in my mind for a long time ever since I knew him. I ‘ve never looked at HJ as a flower boy. I know most of his fans or people who know him always refer him to that image. I always see him as a man a real tough man even thought he has beautiful face but some how his inner vibration appears strongly as a shy innocent tough man . For me his charisma is not that face but something deeper . A wild soul , a soul that love challenge, a soul that will not give up easily , tough but gentle . It’s hard to describe but I love this quality in him. I don’t know how people describes bad boy .If Hyun Joong is a bad boy he will be a gentleman and a bad boy.Then I wish all man be a bad boy.

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    • JAZU

      For me he is a bad boy, he was always a tough boy, not in BAD terms, just watching the ss501 videos, from the begining, he was the toughest of the group, that characteristic in his personality turned him in the leader of them. To be a leader it is necessary. I saw him playing with them that they recognized him in that way, saying them jokes, he took care of them, defending them, asking and demanding thing for them. His strong personality liked many man and girls and dislikes to others. And his angelical face, very gently behaviour, way to walk and killing smile combined with his personality makes him a unique 4D celebrity. It is not strange that it had happened with his G/F, just because he hates ridiculeses, he would became tired of her behaviour to end that relation but she fought with him, that would be something unespected to face. Surely after that day he probably didnt see her, closing that relation. Maybe his possible lack of tact to end that relation made her upset.
      I think many people start to ask why she put herself in such ridiculous situation. Because giving her that apologize is like (ok, ok forgive me, live healthy and stop this, it´s really the end). As I wrote before at least he is not gay and he is really SINGLE now.
      His flower boy image is again with us, where has SJT been? now is again JH, and BSJ with us.
      Love all his characters, all are adorable and part of his personality as he said that it was difficult to comeback as KHJ after a drama because he was completely inmersed in the characters. he learned to be elegant, gently and adorable with JH, smart and tought with BSJ and simple, strong and protective with SJT. that is him. But Kim hyun joong the combination of them is my favorite , the singer, the dancer the great entertainer.
      JAZU

      Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:17 am

    • nals01

      me gustan todos los comentarios qeu hace de Kin Hyun Joong,en muchos lo ha descrito tal y como es , y otros demuestran el amor que le tienen, creo que esto no fue malo para el, le dio mas fuerza para seguir, y las que de verdad somos fan lo seguiremos chico malo o chico flor es una buena convinacion, en el buen sentido de la palabra

      Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:16 am

      • JAZU

        Amen. creo que lo veo como a uno de mis hijos, tengo uno de su misma edad nacio 2 dias antes que el, caracter parecido, enfrentado problemas con sus novias, adorable y gentil como el. Esa es la vida real, en la que todos enfrentamos malos ratos en algun momento. Dios bendiga a mi lider, mi cuarto hijo en my corazon.
        jazu

        Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    • jj2hyun

      I feel the exactly same as you. ^O^

      Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

  9. CAGOME

    :))OUR FLOWER BOY IS SWEET AND SEXY,WITH HOT CHARISMA,OUR BAD BOY IS IRRESSISTIBLE AND EXCITING……WAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ADORABLE IN ALL HIS SIDES!!!!!!!!!!!!1YES,GLOBAL STAR KIM HYUN JOONG IS ONLY ONE MAGIC AND BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT MAN.WE LOVE HIM FOREVER.

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    • CAGOME

      LOVE A LOT HIS MANLY STYLE.KIM HYUN JOONG IS TRUE MAN,FULL WITH STAMINA,WITH A LOT PASSION IN SOUL.I AM VERY PROUD FOR HIM,FOR WHAT STYLE OF MAN HE IS,AND FOR ALL WHAT HE DID AND WILL DO IN ALL HIS LIFE.HE IS BORN TO BE AMAZING,TO BE MASTER AND KING OF OUR SOULS.LOVE HIS BEAUTY OF SOUL,HIS GENIUS,HIS WAY TO UNDERSTAND LIFE,HIS STYLES TO EXPRESS EMOTIONS,NOT ONLY IN HIS WORK,IN ALL WHAT HE DO.THANK YOU GLOBAL STAR KIM HYUN JOONG FOR YOUR BEAUTY,FOR YOUR WONDERFUL PERSONALITY,FOR AMAZING ORIGINALITY AND STYLE,FOR THIS TARGET TO BE OUR ONLY ONE .LOVE IS SPECIAL PASSWORD TO EVERY SOUL.IN YOUR KINGDOM,LOVE IS SECRET BEAUTY AND POWER OF LIFE.THANK YOU.I ENJOY WITH YOU ALL WONDERS.THANK YOU APRILSTARR FOR INTERESTING ARTICLE.ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL.

      Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    • taeborum

      Well said CAGOME sis! ^😉

      Monday, October 6, 2014 at 1:39 am

  10. fanJoong

    Flower boy or Bad boy, for me, HJ is the Only One.
    Love him

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    • nada

      RIGHT!!!!!

      Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:46 pm

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