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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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GF - give up your day job & just write for us here...

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

Talk about laugh!! Priceless GF, priceless!!!

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LOL this just cracked me up this morning and woken me from my slumber. You are too funny. LOL

I love you both, GF and JB!

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LOL! Oh lordy. 2cm! LOL!

For those of us old enough to remember, I give you....Robert Redford. In fact an entire article about this burning issue in New York Mag ca 1975.

http://nymag.com/movies/features/49912/

As applicable in this situation, Rain, as one of the ladies said about Robert Redford, "is very tall when standing on his charisma"

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Let's have a Korean MEASUREATHON for all male celebs between 19 qnd 29
for official fan club contests to be posted all over the net.

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whats this? a kpop idol's profile height is innacurate? HOW DARE THEY, I FEEL LIED TO. CAN WE HAVE SOME SORT OF PROTEST? PREFERABLY WITH SIGNS AND CANDLES AND REALLY WITTY/CATCHY CHANTS?

haha jk guys this is ridiculous.

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holy guacamole! Lee Jung Jin lied about his height! he's TALLER than that!

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I'm a fan of Rain and I don't feel anything about the "2 cm" buzz. He's still the same old Rain that I like.

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I'm over it. It's just 2 cms for goodness sake. BOO HOO!

Still doesn't have anything to do with his talent or what he's capable of... so what if he's shorter than we thought. It's not the end of the world.

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I mean if this kind of brilliant hilarious GF and JB post gave us a GREAT laugh w/ colorful comments at the end of a Monday. BRING IT ON! Make it a regular event like OT. MOREPLEASE!!

I predict this will really bring down the industry in 2012. if Rain is not 185, SHK can not be 160... and if SHE is lying about her height, we have to think of the sanity of ...Kobe on his 24th FH rewatch. Also if SHK is not 160, binnie may not be 182, his Cyon lover KTH is no way 165 and her original Cyon Binnie WB may be a midget, his costar in AiMH, our pretty robot SSHshi may not be 179!!!!! how about his BFF SJS who is busy eyesexting YKS?! THEY ALL LIE!! OHNOES!!!

I think Rain should have a presscon barefeet, minimal clothing, then break out in a hot wet dance number. we can see much better of all the 2cms here and there in question for our inquisitive minds when everything is soaking wet.

Also, he has to stay away fr his manheels, LBH as well. it's too sensitive in this wildfire season.

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Clearly, DNW this.

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Hmmmmmmmmm. . . . . "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing..."

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1# shocking he should be banded and all his records burned, truly shocking news!

2# Clearly the CIA is behind this, they kept the real Rain in USA to clone an army with perfect sets of abs, and sent a fake one back to Korea.

3# No he really a North Korean spy pretending to be Rain

Or 4# it was a really really slow news day!

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Oh,what a "breaking" news..really,thanks a lot GF.You made my day..*try to stop my self from laughing too much*

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Haha this just makes me think about this actress (can't remember who) in strang heart which says "I'm 33" an the CM is like "Aren't you younger" and she just answers "No, I was younger BEFORE but when I changed my agency, I changed the info and took back my real birthdate. When I debuted, they thought that my career would be longer if I'm younger".

I'm pretty sure that it's theh same kind of issue - the managers were like "OK - we want him to have a hot, sexy, strong image, so he has to be tall. What about addign some centimeters, huh?"

Somehow if that's really the case, isn't it stupid from the manager's side? There's nothing stated about how you should look like when you're 29 compared with when you're 33, so if you put two actresses together, you can say which one LOOKS younger, but not which one IS younger.
But height? Taller will always be taller, and smaller will always be smaller, right? Isn't it one of the easiest lies to find out about?

Still it's funny how people react over such a small matter (or a big one? - no as I said size is usually not subjective, and this is SMALL for sure^^). Come on, if he's 180 and not 182 (or whatever size it is and it's supposed to be), does it change anything to how he sings, dances and acts?

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Oh I forgot: the pavement definitely looks not straight, it's higher on Lee Jung-jin side, and probably a little bit higher on the photographer's side.
So yes, the angle probably has some effects. Yet, probably not enough to make rain as tall (not to mention taller) as Lee Jung-jin if there where all at the same level.

That was my contribution to this very serious investigation hehe

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I think you mean 2 centimeters SMALLER than he actually is girlfriday :D.

People are stupid. What's the difference? He's still quite tall (180 cm is OK right?)!

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i really dont seee the point in hating him or crying keke. he's not that tall, okay then, i never thought of him as this giant guy anyway. but my god lee jungjin <3 my old crush <3 should he be my 1st crush??? yesssssss he is :x :x :x

well anyway, it's how celeb's life turns out to be.

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Nah... the truth is - he shrunk!
As it is well known, people's spines get compressed when they get older, so that loss is just a sign of his old age. ;)

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LOL - "2cm difference ELSEWHERE"

I knew i could count on you, girlfriday!!!

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I'm sorry if i offend anyone, but Korean fangirls are fucking insane. Korean kpop artists and boy bands get a lot of exposure. They're constantly on variety shows, interviews, and even have their own shows. It's all to appeal themselves to fans, and make their fans feel close to them. However, they're pushing it way too far. Because of all their exposure, fan(girls) believe they really do know the star, and they go overboard over the smallest thing concerning them. So ya, i do believe it's the star's fault partially, for overexposing themselves, instead of their music. And this is ALL ENTIRELY MY OPINION. I'm probably completely wrong.

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Mench, all this fuss is for 2 cm difference.

Korean netizen demands too much from their celebrities. They are expected to be perfect in ALL aspect.

No wonder they lie about their age, weight, and height, and whatever else that only they know.

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Because of Rain is shorter 2cm everyone cannot enter Heaven..ha..

I remember another big news before this 'Because of Un-nyun/Lee Da Hae, the Buddhist monk cannot enter nirvana.

J-Tunes needs lot or power to defend againt the anti-fans.

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ROFL..... girlfriday, you are really hilarious....and i freaking love it!!! My fave parts are:

(1) Okay, everyone say it with me now…WTF?

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

LMAO. This was great comic relief in such a stressful day. I truly, truly love this site. Now let me go back to work then fan-girling over SHINee (esp Onew). haha

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i dont understand why everyone is making a big deal about this.lol so what he is shorter by like 2 inch

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This is just so silly..U know what they say its not the size that matters but how u use it.

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WAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
well, he can put these things in his shoes to look 2 cm taller....wahahahahahahaa
why do korean fans care anyway? it's not like any of the girls is taller than 170?

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I think all this fuss is not about the 2 cm difference. It's the fact that he might have lied about his height. Maybe the fans are too infatuated with him that they have a PERFECT impression of him, both physical and character-wise. So, be it 2 cm or 10 cm, there's still an issue of dishonesty.

Well, I really think 2 cm is not that big of a deal (i mean in terms of height...not ELSEWHERE that GF suggests)....Just like me, I'm 154 cm. If I were a couple of cm taller, I'm still SHORT. IT DOESN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!! It's not like we have built-in scales on our eyes...

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OMGosh!!! He's two centimetres shorter than he claims to be. It's the end of the world!!!! Let's all cry and have a major freakout session!!!

Yeah right.

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OMG, the stupidity of it is hilarious... I can't stop laughing. ELSEwhere IS when I cry a ocean. As for the comment about exposure, it doesn't matter if a person in the spotlight 24/7 it freaken ridiculous this is even a issue, it's insane , crazy. Just when I think I found some kind of common ground of understanding Asia behavior they toss me OUT and dammit I'm happy I escape.

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so sweet ^^

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Next scandal, we'll learn he's actually 69 with shoes (69 inches, that is). ;-)

Doesn't anyone find that one line from Simple Minds "Don't you forget about me?" ironic: "Rain keeps falling, Rain keeps falling, Down, Down."

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LMAO !!! The story and the girlfriday's comment are awsome !
Mouahahahahahah

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Woops sorry GF I misread your sentence >.<!!

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@75 Lotus_Flower ... yea, but if one is soooo size-challenged, it doesn't matter how it is used ...

I've seen Rain many many times. It is strange. When he is by himself ie. not standing next to anyone, he does not appear very tall and looks very very ordinary esp if he's wearing plain black tee with black jeans. A friend described him as "nondescript" - that was the first time she saw him off the stage.

But when he's with others, he looks like a giant!

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hahahahaha i love the tone of this post and also javabeans's comment!

2cm is like less than an inch! I don't anyone is really accurate about their heights. Two of my friends and I have been claiming to be the same height for years on our forms and licenses, but standing next to them, I am clearly at least an inch taller than them. They think I underestimate my height and I think they overestimate theirs. Maybe both Rain and Lee Jung-jin are both wrong abt their heights.

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Netizens need to get real jobs and stop stalking the man. Doesn't everyone have a friend who lies about her weight or a male friend who lies about his height and other things. This is hilarious that people try to defame others.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Now I have to kill myself. Well, SHIET.

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Honestly, I have not gone through all the posts here. So I may submit a duplicate opinion here.

It is very possible that Rain did not lie about his height.
He and Lee possibly could be of the same height.
How is that?

It is all about the terrain they are standing on.

Just take a look. There is a gentle gradient (slope) sloping down,
from right to left. Making Lee's position a slight 1 - 2 cm higher
than Rain's. Very subtle to the naked eye, but could be picked
up by a camera.

Want a better perspective of the way the gradient looks?
Just look at the spot on the opposite side of the road where these
two guys stand.
You can see a better view of the gentle gradient of the road
sloping down from right to left. Not very obvious gradient, but
enough to make 1 or 2 cm difference in a picture if taken at a certain
angle.

As Lee is standing on the left side which is slightly higher
than Rain, so it will be seen as if Rain is shorter.

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Oooop...,,,! Correction here !

The gradient of the slope is sloping down from
left to right.

Sorry about this. I should go back to school.
Getting my right and left all mixed up.

Cheers!

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@ 81

I am a fan of Simple Minds. Such unique & everlasting music, great lyrics.

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I completely fail to see how this is different from fan reaction in the past or how this fan reaction comes as any sort of surprise at all.

If you look at this site alone, there's been plenty of posts by commenters that nitpick the most trivial details. K-stars are held, in my opinion, to an impossibly higher standard of... standards than almost anyone else, and 99% of the time, undeservedly so. And now, everyone's joking around about this 2cm craziness like you all haven't done exactly the same things yourselves in the past over something similar. Are you all for real?

You gals nitpick EVERYTHING: from what they do, how they look doing it, what they're wearing, what they say, HOW they say it, who they're with, how they sing, how they act, how they walk, how they stand, is s/he cute enough, charming enough, sweet enough, what job they're doing with who where when. The fact that people are losing their minds over 2cm? Not surprising. I mean, look at Park Yong-ha: He does something creative with his last released project - something different - and you gals ripped him to shreds over his being not cute enough for your tastes. Look where that got you. Where's your Park Yong-ha now?

K-fans are insane. If reading this site for over 2 years has taught me anything (and this is the only Kpop site I read, mostly because this is the [ironically] sanest site of the bunch), its that you over-analyze absolutely everything, you obsess over nothing, you hero worship zealously and you overreact irrationally. Plus, the level of hypocrisy in K-fandom is hilarious. Someone lying over 2cm is the end of the world because no Korean has ever lied in the history of the world EVER.

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.its only 2 centimetres.. wats the big deal their??
.he's still my oppa.. :)

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no wonder then that they commit suiside all this fuss about image is gross

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What a big scandal...LOL !

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That last sentence girlfriday! You're so bad (in a good way)! Yeah, count those centimeters where they matter!

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Isn't it just his hair being styled higher that is making him look taller? I mean if you follow their scalp line, they are the same height. Not to mention he's wearing a flat soled shoe. The other guy is wearing runners.

And really, betrayal over 2cm? Do they really have nothing else better to do?

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Is this news even important?

We should just say, Rain's height is not supposed to be 183 cm tall.

Case closed.

find another more informative news, dearie. Sorry for my sarcasm.

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Some entertainment authority should setup an officia height measuring office and only those measurements taken by this place shd be certified to be release to the public.

And they should have a height police to spot check on celebs so that everyone will report the truth.

hahahhahahah

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OH KOREA.

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If this meh kind of stuff matters,I suggest every celebrity in korea to get themselves a psychologist..seriously.its a bumpy road

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