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Rain lies about height. Fans ’round the world cry.

Breaking News: It has just been deemed that Rain has probably lied about being at least TWO CENTIMETERS taller than he actually is.

I know. This changes everything.

Rain was captured in the photograph below with Runaway co-star Lee Jung-jin, off the set while in Japan. This has spurred some controversy with netizens who have pointed out that Lee Jung-jin’s profile says he’s 183cm, while Rain has always touted his 185cm height. Clearly, someone’s not so good at math.

Fans who have actually met Rain in person are putting up comments that he’s at least 180cm, while some reports are insisting that it’s the camera angle that’s creating the optical illusion that Lee is taller.

Okay, everyone say it with me now…WTF?

I know that Korean celebrities have all sorts of profile information out there, and that fans feel ownership over such information, but the level of betrayal and counter-support over two centimeters is…just…

Now, if they were talking about a 2cm difference ELSEWHERE…that’d be a different story.

Via Seoul NTN

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Now, if they were talking about a 2cm difference ELSEWHERE…that’d be a different story.

Hahahahahahahhaha I love it! Thanks for keeping us up to date on the most important kpop news out there, girlfriday. You're the best. ;)

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So disappointed in Rain!
although i'm a big fan of him.

My boy let me down :(

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I freaking love this whole tempest in a teapot. It's just so hysterical.

Rain, we love you! Rain, you're tall and hot and all choco-abbed! Wait, I change my mind! You mean your oh-so-legally-binding internet profile -- which was probably concocted by a shrewd manager after focus groups determined what was the most "desirable" height for a pop star -- isn't entirely accurate? HOW DARE YOU. Also, clearly Lee Jung-jin's equally rock-solid profile height is the barometer by which your lies must be measured! I'm sure there is never any inflation anywhere else in any OTHER star's arbitrarily determined profile information!

Yes, and all pop tartlets weigh 45 kg, with no deviation. Once you hit 50 kg they begin amputating.

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i love how they made a big deal over this LOL. it's not like it's anything new either. there are artists that even lie about their age.
and rain's defenders add onto the ridiculousness of all this, too. optical illusion? yeah, okay.

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Okay, everyone say it with me now…WTF?

HAHAHAHAHA!!! LMFAO

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is this even IMPORTANT?? ckckckck

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LOL BAROMETER :D

ridic.

oh wait, this iz da seriuz newz that affect the state of the world!. STOP THE PRESSES!!!!!

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well i'm not mad and i'm not even a fan of rain (not that i dislike him) but that is lame of him. nothing to get worked up about but seriously why did he even need to lie lol. 5'10 is tall to me.

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This is ridiculous. LOL.

And girlfriday, you really are something. LOL at that ELSEWHERE..

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Girlfriday,

Let us know when they start to suspect Rain lied about his shoe size. You know what they say about the size of a man's feet.....

Until then, much ado about nothing. As usual.

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Wow. How pathetic is it that people are getting all in tizzy over someone possibly fibbing on their height? Who cares, they're still the same person! Honestly, sometimes I wonder about asians...

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LOL!!!! :D

practically most entertainers in S.Korea lies about their heights.. so i am not surprised... and WTH what about it if he's shorter .. the guy got legs..

WHATEVER!

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Can I just say I love the humour here? GF YOU ROCK!!!!

Yeah I dunno why is height, and what not always such an issue in Korea... obsession w celebrities facts is a crazy thing!

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Funny!!!!

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GF.....girl, I LOVE YOU SO.DAMN.MUCH. That last sentence is full of win, I don't even know how to describe it.

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Jajajaja!! OMG!! this news are sooo ridiculously hilarious. Why everybody is complaining about it?
Else you are very funny but is true if is ELSEWHERE the lie I would complain also. :)

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So is this a scandal? LOL

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"It has just been deemed that Rain has probably lied about being at least TWO CENTIMETERS taller than he actually is."

Well that's the straw that's broken the camel's back for me. I have unsubscribed all my memberships to various rain fanclubs, I have also removed all his songs from my ipod and will boycott all his future movies and dramas. I will still watch Full House for the 23rd time though.

Seriously this height issue happens in the NBA all the time, where players are listed as much taller in their profiles than what their real height is. A guy like Charles Barkley is listed at 6-6, 6-7 but he's really no taller than 6-4. Nobody makes a big deal about it even though height is one of the major factors in basketball.

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hahahahah at last sentence!!!

well...i'm not his biggest fan..so..it's okay...
some group band members did the same..they used something in their shoes...but...yeah..better to be honest....

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I don't mean to be persnickety, because I think Rain is damn near close to perfection (from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet, whatever distance that may be)! But in that photo, LJJ's shoes clearly have more of a heel on them than Rain's do...but at the end of the day, if this is ALL netizens can fault Rain for, then the boy has pretty much got it made.

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Isn't it possible that Lee is just wearing more shoe inserts that day? Seriously, does it matter if he's 2 cm's off?

Shame on you Rain for not wearing more shoe inserts than Lee. SMH

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Wow, to lie about something that can be observed openly by anyone, that's downright baffling.

Did the difference between Rain's fancy shoes and Lee Jung-jin's running shoes serve as a factor?

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yeah, Rain should've wear more insoles... XP

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"Now, if they were talking about a 2cm difference ELSEWHERE…that’d be a different story."

HAHAHA! This sentence made me snort out diet Coke (it hurts...). Note to self: don't drink coke and read entries from GF or JB ;p

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Who cares if he's shorter!? As long as he's hot...LOL...people who lift weight alot will shrink their height...plus the other guy could we wearing some shoes lifter...u never know...or they're standing on a hilltop road...whatever...I don't care much about his height, it's not like it's our business to begin with! LOL...

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I think Rain needs to have a height-off to settle this once and for all!

Put the naysayers to bed. Those two dudes take off dem padded shoes and stand back to back and let nature tell the story..

Or a vote for a Zoolander walk-off.

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Why, I am just OFFENDED! Why does Rain get a big news article on Dramabeans when his scandal is revealed, but G-Dragon...MY G-Dragon gets ignored by the Dramabeans masses when HIS height scandal was revealed. Is Rain more important??? I'm just....oh....there are just no words!

*insert sarcasm here*

(Except for the "MY G-Dragon" part, because he IS mine!)

And for the record, I'm 4'6 and that's the truth!

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OMG.. all this fuss for a mere 2cm...that is soo waste of time.. btw was it Bi that actually said he was 185 cm...

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@ockoala: I vote for the Zoolander walk off!!!!

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I don't think his teeth are naturally white, either, but I think .it's a conspiracy concocted by anti-fans...

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As I was reading this topic, an osteoporosis commercial came on the radio. The commercial gave me pause to consider the possible relevance to his shrinkage. HAHAHAHAHA After all, it's a known fact that one shrinks as one ages. HAHAHAHAHA

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Sorry to double post ...

Has anyone consider that the 2 cm error is not on Rain, but on Lee JJ? Perhaps, his listed height is erroneously shortened by 2 cm.

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I actually saw Rain in person a few years back and knew he was no taller than 5' 10," so this is not news to me. But really people, is this really news worthy? Celebrities are always lying about their height and weight; I mean what is the big deal?

But Girlfriday, that last comment was hilarious! It gave me the best laugh I had all day. Now if that was what they were referring to, then it would totally be news-worthy! LOL!

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Ha. Haha. Hahahahaha! This totally made my day.

I walked into a tree this morning, but after reading this I feel less silly.

Thank You.

So, So much.

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You walked into a tree this morning????

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yea and after this netizens will make sure celebrities walk around barefooted. just to make sure those insoles won't be adding those 2cms. oh well, as long as they're taller than me, they're tall.

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the shoes

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Girlfriday, you're late. =P The most recent news coming from the k-tabloid now reports that Rain's reported height is likely to be accurate. It compares Rain's height standing next to Lee Jung Jin when they appeared together on a variety show a few years ago, and another of them standing next to each other during the filming of Runaway. Indeed, it appears that Rain is about that very important 2 cm taller than Lee Jung Jin. Also, it shows Rain standing barefoot in front of the undisputably tall Lee Chun Hee (reported height 186 cm), and the two look just about equal in height.

http://news.nate.com/view/20100727n10960?mid=e0102

And now the universe can return to normal.

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@ gf:

your writeup was priceless ... as usual.

esp that ELSEWHERE ... gf, you rock! roflmao - that was wicked!
(are those actual measurements open secret listed somewhere too, btw? have his diehard fans done their measuring h/w?)

@ Auntie Mame,
"it’s a known fact that one shrinks as one ages!!"

2cm everywhere? LOL!!! :)

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Maybe it was Lee Jung Jin who lied? Lol

We'll never know anyway.

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If he lied, he wouldn't be the only Korean star lying about his height. I think the Japanese stars are more honest about their height.

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Haha! Girlfriday, I love the way you write. You're so crazily funny.

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"Now, if they were talking about a 2cm difference ELSEWHERE…that’d be a different story."

Ahahahahahaha! Exactly! I mean, come on, people! Celebritires do drugs, commit crimes, take bribes and sell themselves out and you're about to hang the man over a few cm in his height? Korean fangirls and netizens really need to get a life.

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of all things for netizens to freak out with.

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""""Now, if they were talking about a 2cm difference ELSEWHERE…that’d be a different story."""

hahahaha.. that line seriously made me laugh!!! You said it best.. thanks..

korean netizens really need to get a life.. i mean most artists have added around that much height in their profiles.. and its not as if it makes that much of a difference anyway.. he is still a damn good singer, dancer and actor.. who cares if he is 180 or 185 cms??? isnt that still tall enough??!!! really some people in korea doesnt have much to do so they tend to focus on insignificant things such as this.. he is an artist, better for us to focus on his talent, right.. i still love Rain..

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This article made me laugh! Seriously, why people make this a big issue, its just a height!

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LOL @ Javabeans' comment.

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Is this common in Korea? They said the satellite was going up but wasn't (it finally went up 4x later), before it was cloning human stem cell but wasn't (a scientist was charged for supposedly lying), people taking their own lives (God bless them) which seems like taking the easy way out.

Whether its their management or the artiste themselves, they have to take responsibility of their own lives. They lied about their birth year, weight, height, make-up stories about their first love, etc, etc. Quite sickening indeed and best part is who cares whether you are 1 or 2 cm more! It has already come to down to just putting a pretty face who can't act in front of the camera and we the audience are to suppose to stomach it anyway!

Sorry, being a bit overboard but what the hell...

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this is totally hilarious! am laughing till my cheeks hurt. muahahaa..

Did i ever say how much I love Korean entertainment industry and its fans?! it's because of this! And many other incredulous news/ issues that always managed to caught me by surprise. unlike any other.

like the whole 2cm story.
and the guyliners.
and the wacko netizens.
and the fan letters.

it's wickedly weird, but it's hell entertaining! :P

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When I read about this 'news', I wonder what was on Rain's mind?

He could :
1. Ask the producer to change Lee Jungjin to a shorter actor;
2. Ask the writers to lessen his scenes where he has to stand near LJJ
3. Order manheels;
4. Note to himself, never ever seen in public standing next to LJJ.
:P

Anyway, I'm more into choco abs, so I don't mind if Rain is a bit short ( Taeyang of Big Bang is a shortie but he has luxurious choco abs! )....WAIT, Rain's abs are REAL, right? It's not photoshopped??!!

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Fame fame fickle fame. Who cares!!??

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