It cuts both ways
On a recent episode of talk show Sang Sang Plus, actor (she was in the family sitcom Unstoppable High Kick) and singer of pop group Koyote Shinji admitted that she’d been hurt by the work of anti-fans, that dreaded and inexplicably influential subgroup of Korean society whose purpose in life I cannot even comprehend. (Really? You’re going to go OUT OF YOUR WAY to purposely tear someone down, for absolutely no personal gain whether financial or otherwise, purely for the pleasure of ripping someone apart? DOES NOT COMPUTE.)
This time, malicious rumors that reduced Shinji to tears said that she’d been behaving unprofessionally in missing scheduled appointments because of a bad drinking habit. Recently, she’d gone away to Dokdo as a replacement (“black rose”?) for her Koyote buddy (and regular variety-show participant with the hilariously goofy sense of humor) Kim Jong Min for a Happy Sunday segment. The info was distorted, and when she came back there were reports that she’d been drunk and couldn’t even make the first shoot.
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In the wake of the reports, some of her other appearances were canceled. That in turn fed the fire, causing people to conclude that the drinking rumors must’ve been true.
I don’t really watch Sang Sang Plus, but apparently this episode (October 30) follows this with a discussion on the various anti’s that the other panelists dealt with in the past, which might be interesting.
On the OTHER HAND…
Shinji also has revealed she was the president of pop singer Kim Won Joon’s fan club during her high school days, and even met him. Not only were they on good terms then, they occasionally keep in touch even now.
As club president, when she went to fan club camp (who knew there was such a thing?!), Kim Won Joon’s manager even came up to her and promised, “When you graduate, come to me and I’ll help make you a singer.” (She ended up debuting first, with that manager.)