It truly burdens my heart to have read such ugly and angry comments from some of Hyun Joong's fans when I decided to do a feature story about his very good friend Kim Jaejoong. I compared their albums and some fans took my comments to be very negative regarding my opinion of Hyun Joong's album as I did a comparison with Jaejoong's. I feel truly heartbroken that Hyun Joong's fans can be so hateful. Kim Hyun Joong is a kind, generous and faithful friend. He encourages his friends and supports their projects as exemplified by the cute exchange between himself and Kim Jaejoong at Jaejoong's movie premiere for The Jackal is Coming:
During the stage greeting when Jaejoong said hello, someone with a very loud voice shouted "Kim Jaejoong handsome!" from somewhere. I looked around to see who he was, it was Kim HyunJoong. And then Jaejoong with a very happy face said "Do I know you?" and Hyung Joong said "Yes! It's me!". [credit: firstname.lastname@example.org]
Not only does Hyun Joong support his friend, but he also encourages and respects those who offer constructive criticism of his work. He has stated that he does not want blind loyalty. If a person truly loves another person, they will even be harsh with them to help them to grow and learn.
"If you truthfully treasure a person, you should not hesitate to even speak nasty word to the person, so that he will grow." -Kim Hyun Joong
|He's so cute when he's being shy! It just shows his sincerity! No attitude or swagger, just KHJ in the raw!|
|Hyun Joong is truly the best looking of all on his new show Barefoot Friends. Just natural and himself. This is the way I love him the m ost!|
Now, the likelihood of Kim Hyun Joong reading this blog is probably slim to none. However, I write with the thought in my mind, what if Kim Hyun Joong read this? I have that thought in my mind with every post. I write as if I was talking to a dear friend. Praising when praise is due. Critiquing when it is warranted. I give my honest opinion just as I would to any other close friend. As a fan of Kim Hyun Joong, I feel close to him like a friend. That is the difference between being his fan and following other entertainers. Kim Hyun Joong has no secrets. He always tells the truth and never hides his weakness. With Hyun Joong, what you see and hear from his mouth is what you get. There is no manipulation or trickery to improve his image. That is why his image is so pure. He is honest, kind, gentle, and realistic. That is why I love him the most.
And so, I just have to say I am thankful for this experience. It made me consider on an even deeper level how loving and loyal I am to Kim Hyun Joong. I truly see him as a friend. I write my posts with the thought in mind that he could read it someday. Even if he never does, I want to be honest and sincere with what I write here. Even if it's not always 100% praise. I have come to know Kim Hyun Joong as a man who appreciates honesty and even criticism as long as it comes from a heart of love and will help him grow and improve. That is how I write, from a heart of love wanting only to praise him when he does well and critique in a constructive way when he could use improvement. I do not care to be presumptuous, however, from his own words, I believe he would appreciate this from me.
|So Positive and Happy KHJ!|
I will love you always, my Angel, Kim Hyun Joong. I also promise never to lie or withhold my true opinion for your sake. I want to support you and encourage you to continue to grow and develop until the whole word gets to see the man and the artist, Kim Hyun Joong, just as he is. Because the real Kim Hyun Joong is truly beautiful.