Throughout my fandom period as one of the devoted fan to the Chinese most popular male singer, Han Geng, I don’t usually get irritated easily reading bad and unbalanced news about him. Usually I took those craps with open heart and strong believe that Han Geng was not like that. But surprisingly, I couldn’t reacted my usual reaction when I read about one of the senior Korean rock-ballad singer critizising Han Geng’s action, related to his latest CF of Tian Xia2 online Game.
The opening statement was totally getting my nerves. “On the morning of November 19th, the singer left a long message on his personal mini-homepage titled, “Hankyung is not manly enough to own up to his actions, how disgusting.”
It was harsh, mean and irresponsible accuse, but I don’t want to waste my time discussing Mr. Kim’s opinion about Han Geng, because for me, Mr. Kim only represented what I thought about sensitivity. Too sensitive will hurt your pride, make your sense gone, resulting prejudice and bad comments to other people.
I send my highest appreciation to Geng-Bao.Net, who in speed lighting, posted the original CF of Tian Xia in their forum. From there I can really see that from the first time of its released, the CF was destined as Chinese commercial to promote the online game.
Original Tian Xia CF – Chinese Version
What most of people tend to forget was the common action usually done to a commercial. Dubbing version of any commercials with other language when the commercials were to be released in other countries. I positively believe that’s what happened to the original version of Tian Xia CF, dubbed by Korean language to be released in Korea. No other purpose, only common things used to done for any commercials.
Unfortunately, the dubbed version was used by the antis as black campaign against Han Geng.
Tian Xia CF – Korean Version
Then, another news emerged. “SM Entertainment official say they would welcome Hankyung back”
I thought I’ve done with my outrage over the Tian Xia CF’s accident, but reading the written words on the news was totally brought my flame back. I quoted some of their statement below.
“At the time of the contract signing, Hankyung was present with his mother and clearly heard the explanation that the contract would be for 13 years. He is the one that signed it. For him to come out now and claim that he received unjust treatment from Korea and that the entire contract is invalid is ridiculous“.
It was totally wrong statement. Han Geng clearly stated at Lu Yu 2010 show, that it was HIS FATHER who accompanies him to sign the contract not his mother. He also said that his father was objected, he felt like he sold his son that time. It was his strong heart that made him went forward to Korea and accepted the contract terms.
“China has advanced a lot recently, but at the time, how could he have earned the skills in China in order to become an international star? Hankyung himself knew that SME’s star system was superior, which is why he came to Korea“.
I have spilled out my own opinion on this kind of superior statement from SME. People should never forget that Han Geng didn’t win the audition with no efforts. To the ratio 3000 : 1, Han Geng must be someone with excellent talent that met the requirement of SME. Through the whole years of his period in Korea, Han Geng didn’t just sit on a chair and let SME do everything to make him famous. He’s been working very hard with all of his heart and energy to make sure that the amount of money SME has spent for him would get repaid. SME received increasing benefit, especially when Hang Geng successfully lead the sub-division of Super Junior, SJ-M, break the Chinese music industry and made the group one of the most famous Korean boy band in 2008 – 2009.
One of my dearest friend from Geng-Bao.net, babyskullhead gave her firm statement on my posted blog, Han Geng, a man of respect and commitment
“A lot of people also said SME put in a lot of money on Han Geng so he owed it to SME. But the fact is that a lot of the money SME put into their artists are deducted from their pay. SME is not dumb, their purpose is to make money.
Another fact is that yes, SME put a lot of effort into developing Han Geng, but equally Han Geng made a lot of money for SME. Han Geng led SJ-M into China and became very popular and made a lot of money for SME. But do you think this path could go as smooth as it did without Han Geng and the mass genfans support? It’s true that the other SJ-M members also performed well. But do you think they can do as well without Han Geng there helping them translating and making them feel as comfortable as possible in a foreign land? Han Geng knew what it felt like to be a stranger in a strange land so he tried hard to not let his members go through what he went through. Also, who do you think went around every record and bookstore posting Han Geng and SJ-M posters and promoting SJ-M to everyone? SME? Not a chance. It was genfans doing all the hard leg work. Who worked laborously day and night posting messages and making votes for Han Geng to appear on the popular Lu Yu talk show and be the Olympic torch bearer in the Beijing Olympics so more people in China could know about this wonderful young man and SJ? SME? No way! It was all by gengans’ efforts and Han Geng’s good merits. So please don’t tell me that SME made Han Geng popular and he wouldn’t have the career he have today”.
Which I totally agree with her. Most of the Geng fans were not the type of blind folded fans. We do know the reason why we support Han Geng with our full heart. It was the the combination of Han Geng’s hardwork countless effort from Geng Fans since the first day Han Geng in Korea that made Han Geng famous and brought enourmous amount of money for SME. Not the other way around.
“Despite all of this, SM Entertainment believes that it is better for both Hankyung and the company to come back together as opposed to terminating the contract. Whenever Hankyung wants to return, we will take him back.”
Sounds like a wise and very nice statement huh? But I don’t think it’s sincere. I will say that what Han Geng did to SME was something that really knocked the pride of SME. The sad thing was the 2 unfair news been posted and spread all over the entire globe resulting various reactions from both Super Junior’s fans and Han Geng’s. I will never speak for Han Geng’s sake, but for me, there will be no use for him to return to the company, who keep trying to cover the reality and forget about mutual respect. Since Han Geng placed his law suit at the end of 2009 , there were zillion proofs of black campaign with one purpose, blocked his career and bring him down to the zero level.
We should really learn these days that pride and prejudice would make you lost your logic sense. Pride and prejudice could blind fold your eyes from the truth. So, just put the situation this way, as long as the antis keep the black campaign going on, I will never stop writing my opinion to stand for Han Geng. Because like the other devouted Geng Fans, we all know the truth. Nothing can stop the real diamond from shinning.
These writings are what I had in mind and what I see through my heart. My writings is just my point of view, my own analysis.
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