2 i really really thought they were going to let wu in on what was going on

Kpop Parents Connections #The4thMeeting #MarriageCounseling

Jaebum: Today will be a little different guys, I invited a special guest to moderate, and to instill us with sound wisdom, so that we can become better and stronger couples.

Heechul: I get paid up front for this right?

Jaebum: *turns red* yes…I already explained all of this in the bathroom this morning.

Seungcheol: *raises hand* Can I go home? I just remembered that i had actual important things to do.

Rap Monster: Woah!! I have a question! What were you both doing in the bathroom??

Jaebum: We were ju-

Heechul: I don’t know. Why don’t you ask Jungkook.

Jin:

Kihyun: Too soon bro

Sunggyu: *to Woohyun* What’s a Jungkook?

Kris: Can I change seats?

Jinyoung: *from back of room* WHY ARE YOU EVEN HERE?? YOU HAVEN’T BEEN RELEVANT IN OVER 2 YEARS!!

Suho: AT LEAST MY MAN IS FAITHFUL AND DIDN’T LEAVE ME TO GO ON WEEKLY IDOL WITH VIXX’S YOUNGBAE!

TOP: Wait, what?

Seungcheol: *raises hand* Please I’m allergic to stupid.

Heechul: Okay let’s get some order! Jaebum called me because clearly things haven’t been working out smoothly. I see that you all have a lot of issues, and we’ll use this time to go over a few and try to become more harmonious.

Jeonghan: Tbh, I’d appreciate it more if someone that could actually sing, in key, talked about being in harmony.

Himchan:*sniffs air* Did someone leave the stove on? I think I smell a burrnnn!

Heechul: Don’t come for me Chongham. When your little cutesy group breaks up in 2 years and you’re flat broke, standing in the center of Seoul with nothing but a cardboard sign and a dry weave from the Ren Collection, you’re gonna wish you were still on my good side.

Jaebum: Heechul pls you’re not helping…

Leo: I’m gonna get some coffee *leaves out side door*

Yongguk: *mutters* I didn’t get better for this

Woohyun: Speaking as the newest guy here, I’m really happy that I finally got to come to one of these meetings. I hear they’re always a big hit.

JinJin: Yeah I’ve only been to one, It was pretty neat. No complaints except f–

GD:WAIT A MINUTE! I thought this was an Idol parents meeting not bring your toddler to trainee camp. Who’s the tyke?

JinJin: that part….

Jaebum: *sighs* You all know who they are by now. Leave Astro alone! They are an important part of our kpop world, and they contribute greatl-

Kihyun: *coughs loudly*

Jaebum: *glares*

Kihyun: Sorry, I’m allergic to bullsh-

Heechul: IT’S TIME TO BARE YOUR SOULS! Let’s share our feelings and emotions. Jin you have been pretty quiet this evening, how about you go first?

Jin: Well, I like to think that Namjoon and I are fine. We and the children actually just won the Artist of the Year Awa-

Suho: CBX WAS FIRE YIXING GOT A SOLO KAI ISN’T INJURED KYUNGSOO HAS A MOVIE CHANYEOL DID A SOUNDTRACK AND SEHUN IS STILL IN THE GROUP!

GD: I cancelled an after party with Victoria Secret models for this so..

Namjoon: Dude, why are you trying to overshadow us? You told me that you were proud.

Suho: *checks face in compact mirror* I say a lot of things. Keep up or fall behind.

Jeonghan: *to Jinyoung* Isn’t that what happened to Exo?

Yongguk: I really could be doing creative during this time.

Hakyeon: Can someone tell me why am I even still here? Has anyone seen Leo?

GD: Yeah, he said he was getting coffee and never came back.

Kris: Lies! *readjusts overpriced cap* That’s the same excuse I gave Suho when I left him high and dry.

Jinyoung: *smirks*

Suho: Wait…wha-

Kris: *puts fingers to Suho’s lips* That was the old me hon, I’ve changed.

Woohyun: Wellll, Sunggyu and I are fine. Our family is really chill. We really get along and lov-

GD: Time out on the fluff stuff, let’s dig into the real deal.

TOP: *snorts* If only your lyrics rhymed as well as that sentence.

GD: If only your songs wrote themselves.

Jaebum: WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR YOU ALL TO GET ALONG??

Himchan: I don’t know, why is it so hard for your rappers to rap?

Seungcheol: I’m going to go help Leo get some coffee. *leaves out side door*

MJ: I think we should go, and that maybe we won’t be coming back.

Kihyun: Do you mean musically or just physically?

JinJin: Physically

Kihyun: oh

Heechul: Shownu, you haven’t said one word all night. There must be something you want to say.

Shownu: no

Kris: I swear they let anyone be an idol these days. Back in my day you needed talent, brains, and pure will to make it!

Jinyoung: I’m going to just let that go.

Jeonghan: If only you would let your acting career go too.

Heechul: I give up.

Jaebum: NO! THIS MEETING CAN’T END THIS WAY! WE ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING!!

Hakyeon: Neither did the JJ project but things still worked out somehow.

Namjoon: Jin let’s get some coffee too *leaves*

Jinyoung: I don’t even know if I should be offended or

Suho: I THINK WE ALL KNOW BY NOW THERE’S NOT REALLY ANY COFFEE

Hakyeon: Suho, shut up, it’s been a long day. I’m going home. Catch you all the next time. *leaves*

GD: Come on Top. I didn’t bring you here so that I would have to drive my own self back. 

TOP: You brought me because you’ve been drinking out of a beer bottle in your sleeve the whole night and if you go to jail YG may kick you out of th *bursts into giggles* Sorry I can’t keep a straight face when I’m trying to relate to the lessers. *both leave*

Namjoon: We’re dipping out too. Apparently once you become popular you’re suppose to forget who your true friends were. *leaves*

Jin: When we become washed up has beens I’ll  bring cookies to the next one! *leaves*

Sunggyu: SM HAS NEW ROOKIES???

Kihyun: Hey grandpa! Maybe you should start your own meeting and invite all the elderly!

Woohyun: Don’t give him any ideas, please. *guides Sunggyu out*

Himchan: We’re leaving, frankly I don’t even know if we’ll be back. We’re going through a lot-

Jeonghan: *calls out* Get a new sob story! This one’s getting old!

Himchan *clears throat* and we would do better keeping to ourselves for a while. Come on Yongguk.

Yongguk: Bye thanks for remembering we exist.

Shownu: See you next time. *leaves*

Kihyun: Jinyoung totally fax me over those divorce tips you were telling me about earlier *leaves*

Jinyoung: Will do!

Jaebum: WHA-

Kris: Suho let’s go, Vinnie is having a party at his house and i want to drop you off before I roll up with models on both arms.

Jeonghan: Can I get a ride home with y'all?

Suho: VINNIE??? OH SO NOW YOU DO ONE MOVIE TOGETHER AND YOU GOT BFF NICKNAMES?? WELL TELL VINNIE TO STREAM YOUR STALE SINGLE AND SEND YOU PERSONALIZED FANMAIL FROM NOW ON THEN!

Jeonghan: Never mind, I’ll walk. *leaves*

Kris: YOU THINK YOU’RE THE ONLY MAN I GOT??? HAHA WELCOME TO 2014 PART 2: RETURN OF THE EXIT! *slams door and leaves*

Suho: WAIT! I CAN CHANGE BABE!! *runs after*

Jinyoung: I think I may actually hate them.

Heechul: Lol I do.

Jaebum: You can leave now too.

Heechul: *coughs* Where’s my money? I ain’t working for fre-

Jinyoung & Jaebum: Get out!

Heechul: Whatever, If You Do was better than Hard Carry anyway….and that’s not saying much. *leaves*

Jaebum: Wow look at us actually getting along and standing unite-

Jinyoung: Shut up, I’m still trying to find a way to poison you.

Jaebum: Your love is the only poison I need.

Jinyoung:

Jinyoung: Shut up.

No Return : Day 1 - EXO

Originally posted by kyungsuhos

A/N: Ok so, I had this idea of writing a new fic , I know you all want to kill me because I have to update all my other fics (and I will!), but I just couldn’t let this get away, I know I didn’t put any specific names there so I’m just gonna say it’s all EXO + a bunch of other people, but for now it will be EXO centered, This took me a lot of research and still wasn’t enough to make it realistic but I still hope you all like it <3 thanks for 6.6K!

Summary: You and your best friend were surprised when you got the opportunity to become a trainee and fullfill your long lost dream, little did you know the hardships you’d find not only in adapting to this new life, but also matters of the heart you’d never expect to happen.

word-count: 3.692

genre: fluff/angst

“Are you sure you wanna do this?“ You turned to Y/F/N and asked.

"There’s no way to escape now, is there?”

“I don’t think so, are you nervous?”

"Apparently not as much as you are Y/N.”

“Stop it; I know all that confidence is a defense mechanism.”

She laughed and nodded.

You were both nearing your new residency aka a dorm full of trainees in a foreign country for you both.

If anyone said you’d be on this situation a year ago, you’d laugh and tell that person that they are crazy, but then it happened, you and your friend were hanging out when you watched the new video uploaded by SM and surprise; they will hold the global audition where you two live!

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Prompt:  “could I request a soulmate fic with nyota? just something simple like matching tattoos please ;3; y/n is a nurse in medbay”

Word Count:  1,340

Author’s Note:  Please enjoy! It was fun to write for Nyota again.


The sickbay door swished open and Chekov lumbered in with Nyota’s arm slung over his shoulder. A momentary pang of jealousy at the sight of his hand on her waist disappeared as you realized she was limping.

You dropped the PADD you were working on and rushed in to help.

“What happened?” you asked, picking up the slack on Nyota’s unsupported side.

“I caught my foot on my chair,” Nyota said, keeping her eyes on the ground.

“Can you put weight on it?”

“Not a lot.” She winced as she tried to put her foot flat to the floor.

“Table 3,” you said with a nod to the table in question. Chekov started steering your party toward it.

“What have we got over here?” Doctor McCoy approached, tucking a PADD under his arm.

“I tripped on my chair,” Nyota said, hanging her head and grimacing.

You gripped her arms as you helped her get settled on the exam table.

“You good?” you asked.

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EXO reaction to you waking them up with a blowjob/handjob

Thanks for the request~ ♥

Xiumin

Originally posted by miko-soo

„Oh jagi, you’re being really naughty~ You should be punished~“ it’s the only thing Minseok would say before pinning you to the mattress.

Kai

Originally posted by kaisoolu

We all know how much Kai loves sleeping, and I’m not sure your little adventure would be enough to wake him up, but you’d surely hear him moan in his sleep.

Sehun

Originally posted by mylife-mydestiny

„Really? You can’t go a whole night without touching me? I know I’m irresistible, but really.“ Sehun, the sassy shit

D.O

Originally posted by byuntaejhope

From Kyungsoo, you’d hear his groans in half-sleep and when he’d wake up, he would remain looking emotionless as ever as he kissed you fiercely. You could swear you saw a smirk though.

Chanyeol

Originally posted by ashiachu

*groans* „Jagi, it’s only 7am, it’s too early for…“ but as he was greeted with your hungry eyes, he would laugh and show you how you do a handjob.

Baekhyun

Originally posted by oh-byunbaekhyun

Expect Baekhyun to be a little shit concerning this, saying he’s too tired and wants to go to sleep and when you’d roll over to your side in defeat, he’d attack you with his long fingers~

Tao

Originally posted by taoriscute

You know how much Tao needs beauty sleep, and you dare to wake him up? What do you think how does he manage to look so good? He would sprawl himself across you to stop your actions. But don’t worry, he’ll make sure you get punished.

Suho

Originally posted by cosysuho

After taking care of 11 kids, you’d expect Junmyeon to be exhausted. But, oh boy, were you wrong when he was ready for round 2 after you woke him up. „Daddy thinks you were naughty~“
/damn this fandom and the daddy kink/

Chen

Originally posted by mydearchenchual

„Y/N what are you doing?“, Chen would ask, still half-asleep.
„Nothing.“, you’d play innocent.
He’d laugh. „Liars turn me on, jagi, and you’re lying~ here, let me show you the truth.“

Kris

Originally posted by exofandom12

You could feel Kris under your hand and hear his moans, but he wasn’t waking up.
„Yifaan~“, you’d whisper in his ear until he opened his eyes.
„When you use your lips, they better be on me.“

Luhan

Originally posted by exotic-alucinada

„You’re so cute when you make those faces“, you teased him as he wriggled under your fingers. Eyes still half-closed, he made sure you’d pay for that comment. Remember, he’s manly af.

Lay

Originally posted by laywithmexiuchen

One of the best ways to start the day was definitely this, Yixing thought, with a smile on his face. He made sure to return the favour, and even more~

+admin Ella

EXO reaction to finding out their s/o (the reader) is pregnant

Thank you for the request <3 we hope you like it :) 

Xiumin

You and Xiumin have been married for a year and a half now and had been thinking about starting a family, he had been really excited about the prospect of having a child with you so when you found out you were pregnant you told him right away

So uhhh Minseok, you know how we’ve been talking about having a child to complete our little family?” 

Yeah?” He asked catching on to what you were about to tell him 

Well I don’t think we’ll have to wait that long until uhh it becomes a reality. I’m pregnant!”

He’d smile from ear to ear and he won’t be able to stop kissing you all over your face. 

Originally posted by ohyaahkkaebsong

Luhan

You and Luhan were finally back in Beijing after travelling to your home country for a while and you were feeling not quite right. You started feeling rather sick and you started craving food you knew you never liked before you left for your trip. You started thinking to yourself ‘am I pregnant?’ The thought over it for a while getting more anxious to know by the minute so you caved in and called one of your only friends in Beijing 

Hey F/N I need you to do me a favour” 

What is it first?” 

Ummm can you uh go to the store and uh buy me a pregnancy test?” 

yes, yes, yes, I’ll buy it and be at yours in less than 20 minutes” 

They ended the phone call and when to find Luhan to confront him about your recent thoughts 

So, you know how I’ve been feeling kinda ill since we got back from travelling? And we thought it was just a bug or something?” 

Yeah? You think it’s something a little bigger than that don’t you?” 

Yeah, I don’t know I just have a feeling I might be pregnant, I got y/f/n to go buy me a test so I guess we’re gonna find out” You didn’t know how to feel about the fact that you could be pregnant, it was a big thing and you didn’t know if you were ready, you suddenly felt tears hitting your cheeks and you realised you were crying when Luhan came up and hugged you

Hey I know it’s a big thing but we don’t even know for sure yet ok? Don’t worry, I’ll be with you every step of the way ok?” 

You just nodded and your friend arrived with the test, you thanked her and she left you and Luhan to find out. 

 You waited for the time to be up so you could check and your timer finally ringed signalling it was time to look, you turned it over and saw a little pink plus sign confirming your thoughts, you walked out of the bathroom, 

well?” He asked, you just nodded and he brought you into a big hug. 

Originally posted by yoonterlude

Kris

 How were you gonna tell him? His solo career was doing well and so was his acting career! This is not what he needed right now! It was already hard for him to make time for you with his full schedule and now adding a baby to the mix was gonna make everything even more complicated. He does deserve to know I mea it’s his baby. 

 You were waiting for him to get home while pacing the hallway in front of the front door. You were nervous for him to arrive. Just as you were about to stop pacing he entered the apartment confused as to why you were just standing near the front door

“You oka y/n?” 

Uhh yeah I’m good but I need to tell you something and I think it’ll be better if you sat down for it

Okayyy?” At this point he was more nervous than you, he had no idea about what you were going to tell him!

He sat on the sofa “So y/n what is it?” He asked nervously

This is really hard for me to say because I know you’re doing so well with your career right now and you don’t need this on the list of things you need to worry about…

Just tell me” he chimed in “Please” 

I’m pregnant” 

He breathed a sigh of relief, he was thinking you were going to break up with him and he didn’t want to lose you

Well, yeah I’m doing well with my career but I love you so much and this baby is going to be the best thing that’s ever happened to me, you, us” 

Originally posted by luedeer

Suho 

Ever since your sister had a baby last year Suho has been hooked on the idea of having a child with you and you were on the same page, your niece was the cutest thing ever and you would love to have a child with Suho but both of you knew it was a big responsibility but since he was like a mother to 10 men you figured he was responsible enough, you two started trying and finally all the symptoms of pregnancy started showing so you went to the doctors to see if you actually were pregnant and you were told you were. 

Now I need a plan to tell Suho’ you thought to yourself ‘maybe I should go shopping for baby items and lay them out on the coffee table with a sign telling him, that’ll be cute’ you thought, so you bought all the baby things and the supplies you needed to make a cute sign. You rushed home to quickly make the sign in time before he got home, it actually took like 5 minutes to make so you were done with plenty of time to spare so you took a quick nap on the sofa. 

You were awaken by a light shaking, you opened your eyes to see Suho crouching down next to you “Is it true y/n? You’re pregnant?” 

You smiled and nodded “It’s true” 

He began to tear up “Wow

Originally posted by wooyoung

Lay 

You and Lay had been together for a while but had never talked about having children, his solo career in China was doing so well! This could either be the most amazing news to him right now or he could be angry or annoyed but knowing Yixing and his love for babies then this should be great news! You made dinner in time for his arrival home, you planned to tell him while you guys were eating dinner because it was the time where you guys just went over your day, 

How was you day Yixing?” 

Yeah it was really good y/n my new single is coming along really well, so what about yours?” 

Yeah same my day was great, did some shopping, finally got those shoes I wanted, found out I’m pregnant, did some laundry, you know the usual” 

Wait, wait, wait back up a minute, what did you say?” 

Did the laundry?” 

No, before that

Ohhhh, I found out I’m pregnant” 

And this was your way of telling me?” 

Well yeah, how do you feel?” 

It’s sudden but we’ll make it work, I love you y/n

I love you too Yixing” 

Originally posted by laygion

Baekhyun 

I’m pregnant” You just told him straight up 

Wow, how does it feel?” 

Right now it doesn’t feel any different” 

Cool, so how long we got until this baby comes then?” 

Well I’m 2 months gone so like 7 months” 

Cool” 

Is that all you can say Baekhyun?” 

I’m sorry, I just need time to take it all in, we’re gonna have a baby and they’re gonna take all your attention away from me and I’m gonna have the responsibility of looking after another human being, I just need time to let it sink in ok?” 

Yeah, I’m sorry Baek I know it’s a lot to take in but I’m probably more worried than you right now!

He chuckled “Yeah you’re probably right, we’re in this together so we can both learn and fail at the same time, we’re both learning” 

Originally posted by wooyoung

Chen 

You’ve known you were pregnant for a week already but you were still trying to think of a way to tell your Fiancé Chen. You finally decide to just come out with it and tell him when he got home from work that day, 

Hey Jagiya” he greeted you

Hey Chen, how was your day?” 

Yeah it was ok, nothing too special” he shrugged

Well I think your day is about to become special” 

Really? How come?” 

Well, I’m pregnant” 

Wow! I’m so happy!!” He pulled you into a hug

Did it make the day special?” 

100%

Originally posted by rxxbinc

Chanyeol

You and Chanyeol have been together for 6 months and everything had been going great….until now. You hadn’t been feeling well for the past couple days so you went to the doctors to see what it could be and they revealed you were pregnant! How was Chanyeol gonna take this news? Your relationship was still considered new to some people! You were so scared he was going to leave you although when you guys got into the relationship he said he wouldn’t leave you for anything so now was the time to test that out.

You quickly texted him ‘Hey, I have something to tell you so come over to my place later xx’ 

You quickly got a response ‘Ok Jagiya, I should be done soon so I won’t be too long xx

You were freaking out at this point! ‘calm down y/n, calm down’ you thought to yourself.

You heard a knock at the door and you rushed to open the door and let Chanyeol in, 

Sooo y/n what did you wanna tell me? I’m curious” 

Listen, before you get mad ok? I’m sorry and I don’t blame you if you wanna leave me ok?

Ok? Y/n what’s happened? did you cheat on me?” 

NOOOOO! It’s a bit different. I’m pregnant” 

Pregnant?” 

yeah, listen I know your busy with your schedule and everything so you don’t have to be apart of their life if you don’t want. Our relationship isn’t even public!” 

Hey, hey, hey, I know I’m busy and I know that this isn’t exactly a good time for something like this but it doesn’t mean that I don’t want to be part of their life! I love you y/n and I will love that baby with all my heart! I mean I did help creat it after all

Originally posted by porkdo-bi

D.O

You found out you were pregnant a couple days ago and you finally felt ready to tell your boyfriend Kyungsoo about it. You didn’t know how he was going to react and you asked his mother also and she didn’t know how he would react either, he got home so you sat him down on the sofa

So I have something really important to tell you.” 

Yeah? What is it?” 

You took a deep breath “I’m pregnant” 

Oh…

Yeah, I know” 

I need a minute, I’ll go out and buy us dinner and think it all over” 

Ok” you smiled weakly, ‘Did that go well?’ you thought.

It had been about an hour since Kyungsoo had left to get food and you were starting to get worried, just as your thoughts were about to take over you heard his keys jingle and the front door open. He came into the living room where you were “So I’ve been thinking.” 

And…?

We need to start picking out baby names

Originally posted by dohkyungcutie

Tao

You knew Tao had been wanting to start a family with you lately but you both had no time to look after one but apparently not wanting doesn’t mean that you won’t get pregnant. As you looked down at the test that confirmed your pregnancy you were in shock. 

How did that happen???” you said out loud not realising that Tao was nearby and could hear everything you said

How did what happen?” He asked curiously as he looked down at the positive test in your hands

Surprise!! I’m pregnant” 

Wow!! That’s amazing!! I’m so happy right now!! We can finally complete our family!!” H was crying by this point and seeing how happy this news made Tao you had a new outlook at your pregnancy.

Originally posted by zitaoa

Kai

You were hesitant to tell Kai you were pregnant as you guys already had your hands full with his dogs so you didn’t know how he was going to react. 

Jagiyaaaa, I’m homeee” He shouted throughout your guys’ shared house

Hey, listen I’m just gonna come out and say this but uhh I’m pregnant

Wow Jagi, that’s incredible!!” 

You’re not mad?” you questioned

NO! Why would I be mad??” 

Well it’s just we have the dogs that are a handful and the baby would be an even bigger handful” 

Listen I’m pretty sure we’ll be ok, ok?” 

Ok” you smiled hugging him.

Originally posted by fy-kimkai

Sehun

You had been acting strange lately and Sehun had caught on to your strangeness. You were pregnant but you didn’t know how to tell him, you weren’t sure how the maknae would react to this life changing news. You had just been sitting at the dining table going over ways you could possibly tell him. Sehun entered the room without you noticing and finally saw a chance to ask you why you were acting so strange, he pulled out the chair in front of you like and sat down like it was some sort of interrogation 

Y/N, why have you been acting strange lately?” 

Strage? I haven’t been acting strange” you defended yourself

Come on y/n we both know you haven’t been your normal self lately, so please, tell me what’s up” 

you sighed in defeat “OK, I guess I have to tell you, I’m pregnant” 

He nodded “I’m glad it’s that and not that you’re like cheating on me or something, I’m glad you told me I mean you really couldn’t exactly hide it from me for that long” 

you chuckled “yeah I guess” 

So how come you didn’t tell me sooner?

Well I was nervous” 

There is nothing to be nervous about ok? It’ll be ok

Originally posted by luedeer


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anonymous asked:

hello. this is just my opinion, but i dont think you should edit these pictures particularly those from non-editable fansites. and tbh its their picture they have every right to do whatever they want with it. and i think its kind of rude of you to call them stalkers. personally i think more so than some other fans, they know their boundaries with the boys the most. and i also dont think it is right for you to say how they feel, the way you're saying they're promoting racism and all -c-

https://www.soompi.com/2016/07/27/bts-tells-star1-interview-photo-shoot/-c- because you dont know them personally. so i think it’s not right for you to say things like that about them. you’re basically judging people whom you’ve never met. but anyways thank you for reading these. have a nice day.


I want to warn you first that this is a long read. If you have no intentions to understanding why we are editing pictures, I suggest you stop right here.

I’m going to break down your ask into separate topics and address the issues in each one.

Okay you made it this far, so let’s take a journey to educate ourselves shall we?


this is just my opinion, but i dont think you should edit these pictures particularly those from non-editable fansites. and tbh its their picture they have every right to do whatever they want with it

Let’s start at the beginning, white washing and light skin beauty ideals have had a long and intensive history in many cultures. But for the sake of time I’m going to center around Eastern Asia/South Eastern Asia and the effects. 

It’s the idea that light skinned people are better than others.

Not to be confused with “wanting to be white/looking like white people”. Because the goal in a colorist society is to look “brighter” and “paler” enough to be the color white. Not white people.

Mostly light skinned people are considered more well mannered, civilized, clean, educated, but mostly intelligent and beautiful. So much in fact that light skinned people are worshipped and if anybody wishes to be treated with respect than they should work to look like pale people.

Now we all know that this sounds ridiculous right?

Well, unfortunately this ideal is so widely accepted that it became a part of 3,000 years worth of cultural East and Southeast Asian history and continues to rear its ugly head today. So much that it became an economic industry that continues promoting this ugly beauty ideal. ie. Skin Whitening Products and Commercialized Whitewashing.

This prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group is called colorism or shadeism. (Which are real terms that you can look up on google! Amazing.) And those that promote these ideals are called colorists or shadeists. Which is what I’m calling these fansites.

Why do we edit their pictures? Simply put it’s to bring back Bangtan’s skin color to their original form. To show that, no, they DO NOT have to have their skin color changed to be considered beautiful. That they do not have to change who they are or what they look to be worthy of all of the fans love. And if we don’t STOP them and let them know that this behavior is incredibly offensive than they are just going to continue. 

If you say that they have “every right to do whatever they want” you are condoning this.

OH LOOK! The same fansite!! Same day! Same event! But one is a preview and the other is a whitewashed nightmare.

Obviously these fansites love these boys, but they apparently don’t love them enough to accept that YES, some of them do have tan skin. YES, some of them are even considered dark. And YES, they are still the beautiful and handsome boys that we have come to know with their real skin tone.

They even go to the extent of whitewashing the palest member of Bangtan. Min Yoongi aka SUGA. Like literally his name is to show how pale he is COMPARED to the members (he is not the palest being in the universe mind you) and yet they whitewash him. Why? I have no clue at this point, they have lost all reason.

Same Yoongi fansite, same day, same event. And yet a world of differences.

Wow, yes they have “a right to do this”. But that doesn’t mean their actions don’t have consequences.

Their CONSTANT whitewashing leads many fans to believe that they all look like their whitewashed pictures. When they don’t. The problem is that, this goes so unnoticed by fans that they start perceiving the whitewashed version as the real deal, and then get surprised when they see a photo or video of an idol with their natural skintone.

Now what I am about to say is the real kicker, most if not all kpop idols are already using WHITENING MAKEUP.  SURPRISE!!

Some idols/celebrities/average people have even thought it necessary that they should entirely get rid of their natural skin tone with WHITENING PRODUCTS because of their insecurities and the bullying.

Now the question lies, why are these fansites whitewashing them EVEN MORE when they are already wearing things that make them look paler?


and i think its kind of rude of you to call them stalkers. personally i think more so than some other fans, they know their boundaries with the boys the most.


Listen, fansites are people. They are not deities clear of sin and representative of the highest virtues.

Here is the process to be a fansite.

1. Be a fan (JUST LIKE YOU OR ME)

2. Make a fansite (Putting it on some form of social media. Example: twitter)

3. Buy a DSLR Camera (a really expensive camera with giant lenses)

4. Have 100% full attendance. (follow the same schedule as the boys.)

5. Take pictures, edit, and upload. And if you got time, sell your finished photos.

It’s really that easy, give or take you have to sacrifice your soul to the devil to own one of those cameras. There is no clear indication on whether these fansites are sasaengs, who have every as much as ability to become a fansite as other rich fans.

Here is an example of a sasaeng fansite here that was for previous EXO member Wu Yifan aka Kris.

https://twitter.com/krisma0704

Where they even went to the extent to book an airplane ticket next to them to take pictures as they were sleeping.

Not many sasaengs of BTS are fansites luckily, but BTS sasaengs DO exist. And already have caused an annoyance to fans and BTS. The chances of sasaengs becoming fansites increases as popularity increases. So lets not start putting fansites on a pedestal this early in the fandom, okay?

But seriously, even average fansites go the extent to going to different countries, even outside of Asia to take pictures of the boys. All for what? To whitewash them? It is literally going over the boundaries of idols, or in this case BTS’,  skin color.

Why do these fansites think that it is appropriate to choose what skin color looks good on these idols enough to completely bleach them out of existance. Especially when there is already BULLYING within idol groups based on dark skin color. Heck, there was even multiple occasions within Bangtan themselves where they made fun of the darker members skin color!

But apparently it’s cool for fansites to continue whitewashing when people get bullied enough? Now fansites have some “god given mission” that they gotta prove that idols LOOK BETTER WITH PALER SKIN? And even the leader, Namjoon has stated in his songs that he likes his dark skin? Why take what they love about themselves away?

Infact, why do these fansites have the NERVE to take away the skin color that some of them don’t even have the confidence of loving themselves yet?

Here is a link to BTS’ Picture Diary and the Translations. It has Jimin’s, Jin’s and Taehyung’s Diary Entry.

http://instidy.com/bangtan_gps/p/1066561790290297849_1579849223

What leaves me heartbroken the most is reading Taehyung’s.

3. V Kota Kinabalu2 / We went to the island. A.R.M.Y will be surprised to see me in Korea since I got tanned. I’m quite dark. I hope they don’t make fun of me. I got on the banana boat and the parachute, had a shooting at home, and swam for 10 minutes. There could’ve been more. The end. Today’s lesson: Let’s learn how to float in the water. Today’s compliments/regrets: I tried not to get tanned./But I did.

****EDIT**** Another update where Taehyung, once again apologizes for his skin color in  @star1 Interview And Photo Shoot.

https://www.soompi.com/2016/07/27/bts-tells-star1-interview-photo-shoot/

V: “I am thankful for and proud of our members who sleep less and work hard in order to improve themselves. I am always thankful for ARMY. I hope you can understand me having tan skin due to drama filming in the scorching sun.”

Why is he so afraid of tanning? Why is he so afraid of the ARMY making fun of him that he has to mention the fans more than once? Why is he afraid of the ARMY making fun of him so much that he considers his skin color a regretful lesson? Why is he so anxious that he has to write his insecurities about his tan skin in the first place and asks them to understand that his situation? Why is he so afraid of SPECIFICALLY the ARMY in Korea: the fans that apparently see Taehyung the most, interact with the most, and according to you “know his boundaries” more than other fans?

WHY are fansites hurting the ones they supposedly love the most in this way?

God, everytime I read this it always makes me fucking cry. Cause his insecurity over his skin color is something that a LOT of East Asian/Southeast Asians can empathize with. Because this not only affects idols, this affects ALL East/Southeast Asian kids.

The reason restoring blogs exist because OTHER EAST/SOUTHEAST ASIANS are sick of having people OF THEIR OWN RACE AND ETHNIC PEOPLE BE ERASED OF THEIR NATURAL SKIN COLOR. Which will then in turn perpetuate colorism.

You heard it here folks!

This restoring movement is conducted by a network of East/Southeast Asians, the same race and ethnic background as YOUR favorite kpop star. Hell I even know some Koreans that are restoring idols.

So stop thinking that restore blogs exist solely to feel superior to faneditors. The goal is to make people more aware of what these fansites are doing and what could be harming the idols and fans of color.

Infact, I can tell you that some fansites were actually EDITABLE in the past. Some fansites were okay with editing. Like “average editing” for photosets, or videos, or ridiculous “pastel edits” (some which kill their skin color even more.)

But as soon as restoring blogs came into the picture, whether restoring blogs gave credit or not, they were furious. 

Most fansites make money off their pictures. Not only that, but they make a profit. The fansites “giving us” their pictures is not a “privilege”, they are literally selling a product/brand. If people want to criticize the product and voice their thoughts about it they are well within their rights. 

and i also dont think it is right for you to say how they feel, the way you’re saying they’re promoting racism and all because you dont know them personally. so i think it’s not right for you to say things like that about them. you’re basically judging people whom you’ve never met.

As we all know by now, I’m calling them colorists, as the fansites usually are within the same racial and ethnic group as most kpop idols. (Of course I said most because, as we should all know by now that not ALL kpop idols are Korean and some Korean celebrities are of mixed race as well. And hell not even all fansites are Korean.)

But colorism can lead to racist behavior. (Which will one day be saved for a different day.)

And also, nobody has to know someone PERSONALLY to know that someone is racist or is conducting racist behavior.

Like, I don’t know these students in this Philadelphia school play personally, but yellowfacing is racist even if you claim it as “your art” and “your hardwork”.

http://blog.angryasianman.com/2015/12/philadelphia-school-cancels-play-after.html

No they are not, out blatantly saying “I hate East Asians,” but you do not need much to know that their actions are OFFENSIVE.

Similar to these fansites, they are not publicly saying “I hate their skin color,” but you can definitely know that fansites consciously took the TIME and EFFORT to edit idols skin to feed their offensive beauty ideals when its just easier to post their HD photos. 

Which makes them colorist.

And what boggles my mind the most. Why are you more angry at the fact that we are calling them offensive and colorist instead of understanding that their behavior does more harm to generations of East/Southeast Asians?

Why do you care more about getting whitewashed HD pics instead of respecting the idols and treating them like real people?

But I guess to you,

art is pain.

-Admin Matte

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Besides all that was said above, I just want to mention that, besides restoring blogs, there is unwhitewashed content. Such as broadcasting pictures, livestreaming videos from events, some of the selfies the members upload on social medias, even official content from the companies, and not to mention unwhitewashed previews from the fansites just as Admin Matte pointed out.

 All this content is up alongside the whitewashed ones. Everyone sees it and likes/reblogs it. They’re posted on the dedicated blogs too. So my question is, how do people not notice how extremely different they can be? The differences go far beyond the point where you could say it’s due to lighting, camera flash, distance, or just whitening makeup. Why does no one question these differences? 

- Admin Gloss

Kris Wu - Portrait / People Magazine April 2016 (completed)

A young yet sensitive soul, finding happiness in the pursuit of freedom of expression within boundaries, amidst hardships, eventually obtaining a long-awaited sense of belonging.

In Canada

Quiet Child

In 2007, after gradually gotten used to living in Richmond, Vancouver, Kris Wu’s mother felt settled and satisfied for the first time. She could envision a future in the long run: her 17 year old son would enter university the next year, assimilate into the community, and go along with her plans of him becoming a doctor, getting married and starting a family, and her task of raising him up would be considered fulfilled. With relief in her voice, she said, “We would then lead a stable life like this.”

Even more than that house, at times Kris Wu would need that little path outside his home. This would enable him to get up and leave during the times when he felt pressured, enabling him to regain calmness after going on a walk alone.

“There was a time which I was really rebellious, and had left home.” Kris Wu said that he had “run away”, but his mother did not recall her son ever doing so, and upon hearing what <People Magazine> relay to her many years later, she was a little surprised, replying after some thought, “Perhaps he felt that he had left home, but he would go around in a circle (go outside and then come back).”

“Going around in a circle” - as college entrance examinations drew nearer and nearer, feeling at a loss of what to do, Kris Wu and his mother began to see things differently.

He felt that his relationship with his mother was starting to falter and fall apart. “It was not a home which I could live in peacefully any longer.” Recalling, he told <People Magazine>, “I felt that I needed to do something to help this family, and I had an extremely strong urge to do so because I was the only man in the household, and I had to stand up and take action.”

Since birth till present, Kris Wu had basically been raised by his mother alone. When she divorced in 2000, his 30-something year old mother made an important decision. She decided to let her 10 year old son take up her surname and dedicate her life to (raising) him.

In hopes that he would receive a better education, she brought him from Guangzhou to Vancouver alone, and started on the path to obtain a permanent residency status, which required close to 10 years. She spent 3 years travelling back and forth to China, finally giving up her business there, and once again becoming a stay-at-home mother without income. To avoid having her son feeling like a stranger at home, she made sure that her full attention was on him, and before he turned 18 to leave for university, she told herself that she would not allow a second man into their household, as she was concerned that external circumstances beyond her control would influence her son’s growth.

During the 2 hour interview, “steadfast” was one of the terms that Madam Wu constantly said, for a total of 7 times. Madam Wu, who concentrated fully on raising her son, rarely interacted with the outside world, and did not participate in any of the activities held amongst the Vancouver community’s Chinese people, only the president of the womens’ club could convince her to open up. When Madam Wu had just arrived in Canada and wanted to buy a house and settle down quickly but could not find a lawyer, the president had extended a helping hand, and Madam Wu was very grateful for her help during that time of need.

From the time when she risked everything till present, her life and worries were interlaced together. In Canada, she forbid all complicated and dirty things into her home, where she lived with her son. For a very long period of time, she would personally enquire about whomever her son interacted with, and if she sensed that something was off, she would think of a way to stop it. “Actually it may not even have been a problem at all, but I would nip the issue in the bud.”

In time to come, she “Nagged all the time”, “Began to give lectures frequently at the slightest thing. Whenever something happened to someone else, she would use it to give her son a teaching, it was always like that.”

She believed that enduring hardships has made her son even more hardworking. In her opinion, guys should have a sense of responsibility, and she her way of teaching her son was to tell him that, you have to be independent, independent at age 18. This was one of the reasons why, during this whole time, she did not want to rely on anyone else and wanted to raise her son alone. Even though it was harder this way on herself, but she felt that the hardship would instil in her son “the need to be filial to (his) mother”, and to develop a sense of responsibility at an earlier age.

When Kris Wu was 13, Madam Wu suddenly noticed that he was taller than her, and when there was some issues at home, she told him directly, these should be handled by men like you, “And without any protest (he) went to do it.” While she was saying this, <People Magazine>’s reporter, who was sitting opposite her, could feel her sense of pride and gratification. “It was really good,” she said, even though she was a little worried about it later on, “He was only 13 years old.”

This child’s calmness at an early age left a deep impression on his mother’s good friend Sindy, but also left her worried. In 2015 December issue, sitting opposite <People Magazine>’s reporter, Sindy recalled her friend (Madam Wu) telling her about her son, and she remembered that her friend had said that her son was described as someone who was usually quiet. “Fanfan doesn’t speak”, Sindy told the <People Magazine> reporter.

The most memorable incident was when her friend told her that once, her son was not resting but instead was sitting in front of the computer playing games. Without a word, her friend shut down the computer. “That’s too much,” Sindy recalled herself telling her friend, “I said if my mother treated me this way, I would surely fly into a rage, no matter what the circumstance was, I was gaming happily, and she switched it off.” Sindy leaned back against the chair, her eyebrows creased.

She thought that if this were to happen to other children, they would have kicked up a huge fuss soon after, but Kris Wu did not have the same reaction as his peers would usually have. “I felt that this child was already very different… He did not make any fuss nor argue… He would not speak.”

Nevertheless, she did not think too much about it, but praised him. “I think that he is rather independent”, “Independent in ways of thought and lifestyle.”

In 2000, Kris Wu, who had just arrived in Canada, had to take an English test in order to be admitted into school. Upon hearing that other kids did not pass even after two or three years, Madam Wu became anxious, “I repeatedly told him, you have to memorise English words, otherwise you will not pass,  and then such and such will happen… I constantly said to him, if you do not pass, such and such will happen… Before taking the test I went on and on at him… I kept on pressing him that year.”

At ten years old, Kris Wu did not speak a word. Seeing that her son did not share the same sense of anxiousness that she did, Madam Wu began to worry that he probably did not understand anything. “Without saying a thing, I thought he did not understand, following which, I used a different method to repeat myself. If he still did not reply I would use yet another method to repeat it again.”

Although he did not appear to be as hardworking as his mother expected him to be, but Kris Wu, who started preparing very early for that English test, passed on the first try. But this boy did not receive his due praise, the reason being that his mother was worried that he would lose his self-control. “I could not sing praises to him, I had no choice… Because I felt that I had to discipline him, I had to be stern, otherwise he would think that there will be no consequences. This was that I thought.” she told <People Magazine>.

Chicken Soup Fan 

During the 1990s in Guangzhou, first, second grade boys had to spend their summer vacation at swimming classes as their families were busy. Kris Wu recalled the scene where he stood before the swimming pool with the other kids. At that time, rain had just fallen on the hot and humid city. There were many leaves floating on the pool’s surface, and the pool water had turned murky. But when the instructor ordered them to jump in, that day, he was the only child who jumped into the dirty water without hesitation. The next day, he had to go to the hospital because of an ear infection.

“I just felt that what he said was right, it wasn’t a huge deal, it’s just that you guys don’t dare to jump but I dared to, so I jumped.” Close to twenty years later, right now, upon recalling that incident of bravery, Kris Wu said, “I don’t really wish to let others down, especially elders.”

Kris Wu did not wish to be weak. Setting his own high expectations, dealing with immigrating, he was not as calm as his mother thought he was, but instead he was facing huge challenges while growing up. Kris Wu spent his childhood in Baiyin, Gansu; then Guangzhou, and then Vancouver, continuously moving and changing schools. Because he kept on transferring in schools, after getting along well with his companions he would have to make new friends again, and every day during lunchtime it was a very awkward for Kris, who had to eat alone while watching other kids chat happily amongst themselves. During this period of time, he was “Very introverted, very closed up.” “I was not a social butterfly, all along I was someone who wasn’t very outgoing.” He said, “When I was young I really wanted to be the center of attention, who didn’t want to be that?”

Kris Wu did not tell his mother this, he was worried that his mother would become anxious, and decided to endure this on his own.

As a result, till this day he has developed a habit, whenever he encounters something he does not know, his first thought is not to ask the people around him, but rather, take a look at whether it was mentioned in self-help books. His mother was his only channel of communication, but after sealing up this channel himself, he could only go to bookstores and purchase popular books on the bestselling list. “I have read all kinds of books”, “Mandarin and English books, I’ve read them all.” Most of them were self-help books, how to talk, how to be of certain character, how to observe others, body language. From there, he learned on ways to be more approachable and improve his social skills. While reading, he felt that “I can try this tomorrow”. “Really, the books were full of gold.” Kris Wu told the <People Magazine> reporter with a smile.

For example, he read from the books that smiling and greeting strangers would ease tension. Till now, Kris Wu always smiles when meeting others. “I’ve gotten used to smiling to whomever I meet, I believe that if you treat others this way, they would do the same to you, or at the very least not hate you. Also, a smile can impact those around you, I feel that friendliness is a mutual exchange of feelings.”

After growing up with the help of self-help inspirational books, Kris Wu received the nickname of “Chicken Soup Fan”.

The emergence of basketball in his life was the first time Kris Wu interacted with the outside world. When Kris Wu was 15 years old, because his mother was handling the final duties of her business in China, she brought her son back with her to Guangzhou for a year. Because the education system in Vancouver and China was different, Kris Wu returned to sports school in China and played basketball. He was the team leader, and played the position of point guard. It was a role which was key role in strategising moves, and many times he would have to give up the ball to his teammates, in the interest of everyone. He really liked this role. “When your teammates score, you will also feel that sense of happiness.”

In Kris Wu’s opinion, liking basketball had caused a change of heart in him, and it was his first time feel that he need not hold back, he had made friends and naturally found a way which he could communicate with others. Even more importantly, during that period of time, it was the first time that he discovered what he later felt was the “most important things” in his personality: “simple-mindedness” and “sincerity”.

Growing up as a 90s kid, manga was a important part of life. <Naruto> and <One Piece> were manga that pretty much every 90s kid read, but Kris Wu said that the only manga he read was <Slam Dunk>, because it was related to basketball. “I’m a really simple-minded person, I can focus solely on doing the only thing which I like, when I played basketball I only played basketball, I did not pay attention to other sports.” Kris Wu said.

Kris Wu, who experienced the joy of freedom of self-expression through basketball for the first time, planned on pursuing this feeling, and hence he decided to make joining the NBA his lifetime dream. But in his mother’s eyes, playing basketball was something he would “easily get injured” while doing, and it was a “career which would not last very long”.

Madam Wu recalled a teacher from the sports school praising her son for being the “best point guard”, “And he did not steal the limelight, but remained in his position, and he never once wanted to stand out.” she said. In retrospect, she felt that it was hard for Kris Wu to have found a team that praised and needed him, and he wanted to perform even better. Although they did not spend much time together, every year Kris Wu went back to Guangzhou, he would meet up with these former team members.

In the end, Madam Wu had to “forcefully pull away” her son from Guangzhou. Kris Wu was very saddened that his own dreams were dashed before they barely took off. “I was especially sad when we had to go back, it was the first time that I had a dream, of my own, and I was really reluctant to let go. At that time, I had a rough idea of my own values and what he wanted, but there was no other choice, I had to go back with my mother, there was no room for choice.” Kris Wu expressed this to a talk show host in a program which aired in March 2016. He gave the reason that there was no other choice “because he was too young.”

Madam Wu recalled that her son “was very sad when he returned, and did not leave the house for several days.” Whenever there was anything going on, Madam Wu would persuade him to tell her. “During that period of time, my duty was to help him get over it,” she said, “But I recall that that episode was extremely tough.”

An overwhelmingly strong urge to bear the responsibilities of his own life

Madam Wu placed huge importance on college entrance examinations amongst her duties of raising Kris. As the dates for the college entrance exams drew nearer, she became more and more anxious and stern, and Kris Wu remembered that his mother would make a huge fuss over a very minor thing. He attributed this issue to not having communicated with her, because he himself was a person who had no clue on how to comfort others.

In October 2015, the first time Kris Wu was interviewed by <People Magazine>, young Kris Wu spoke of a heavy topic concerning human relations. “In a single parent household, it is not hard for mother and son’s relationship to go to the extremes, because there was no third party to help reach a compromise.”

In such incidences, there were several times he would leave home feeling devastated, walk on the small path outside their home and it was during those times that he especially wished that there would be was a third party around. “I really hoped that there was another person who would just comfort her, just comfort her and everything would be alright, no need to bother about me.”

This was the main reason why he decided to leave for Korea. “I didn’t wish to continue living with my mother in this way, I was really scared that our relationship would change for the worse, I was very worried. After growing up you’d realise that it’s most tiresome to be an angry person, and even more so to be the person who is on the disciplining end, instead of the receiving end (listening). The person who is disciplining you out of care will be more tired than you are. (My mother) was going through a hard time to begin with, and if she continued in this manner it would not be good for her health. Thus I decided to go to Korea.”

What made him worry as well was that the year before, because he has returned to Guangzhou, there was a delay in his studies, and he was worried that he could not get into a university. His mother had been spending her precious past savings, and thinking that university tuition was another large sum of money, he was even more fearful. His mother would definitely not say that the economy was not doing well, but he felt that she would be under much greater pressure in the years to come, and her stressed condition was expressed in her words, “You have to do this, you have to do that.”

Kris Wu especially did not want to trouble others and become a burden to them. During that period of time, he started working part time, washing dishes at a restaurant, being a server at a KTV, although he was only able to earn a small amount of money, when he saw that his hard work was able to bring about some change, he felt a rare sense of relief.

Kris Wu felt that his mother had brought to him many positive things, “But this didn’t stop me from wanting to be independent at 18. He felt that it was necessary for me to be independent, and I hoped that I could repay her, take care of her.”

Kris Wu never wanted to become a celebrity. It was on an ordinary day in Vancouver, upon the request of a classmate, that he accompanied him to Korean company SM Entertainment’s audition. When he heard the words “Inclusive of food and accommodation”, the thought of going to Korea to become a celebrity suddenly flashed past in his mind. “In various aspects I felt that this meant that I could live on my own.” he said.

Although it was inclusive of food and accomodation, this would last 10 years. “My mother thought that… After the contract ended I would already be over thirty, (missing) the most youthful time (in life).” But Kris Wu did not worry over this, and told <People Magazine>, “I had an overwhelmingly strong urge to bear the responsibilities of my own life.”

Kris’s mother was aware of her son’s firm choice during the process of contract signing. Till this day, Madam Wu remembers accompanying her son to the airport and signing the final contract. “The both of us were crying,” she said. She remembered that her son was saying, Mother, I feel that I have really let you down, you’ve raised me up till I am this old, yet I have made you this sad. “After he said this, I was really happy, and I said, son, it’s alright, let’s go home then, let’s go home, that was my reply to him then.” She thought that her son had a change of heart, but the next thing she heard him say was, I’ll sign it. “He then signed the contract, weeping as he did so.”

Being Overlooked

In the 7 years that she had spent fully dedicated to nurturing her son, she did not leave much time for herself. When her son had left suddenly, in that instant she felt as if she had lost her life’s purpose, and felt a sense of “weightlessness”, “a complete sense of weightlessness”. After a period of time, she sold her house, which she had lived with her son in for 7 years, and moved into an apartment in the city. The garden needed weeding and tending to, and she sadly discovered that there was no way she could continue to upkeep such a large house.

Sindy got to know her then. The both of them did mountain climbing, and when driving out, Sindy always thought that this “very beautiful”, “not a traditional Chinese beauty, but a little like a western beauty” woman did not enjoy the same kind of freedom in her lifestyle as she did, and it was only after a period of time that Sindy came to know that she had a son in Korea. From then onwards, her friend would constantly talk about her son in their conversations, saying that she missed him very much, “He’s a trainee”, “I very rarely asked, (the talk about her son) was all brought up by her”, Sindy said, and at times when her friend was talking about him she would laugh, and other times she would appear worried.

After Kris Wu left, Madam Wu frequently recalled the ups and downs of their time living together. It was only after he left that she looked back and thought that since young, he was always very sensitive towards the hardships of other people.

A few months after Kris Wu was born, he was brought up by his maternal grandparents in Baiyin, Gansu. He felt deeply for the both of the, and was very different from other children. When he became older, he would feel the same way towards all the other elderly people he encountered as well. “Whenever he saw an elderly person homeless on the streets, he would become very sad… He said before that (seeing an elderly person) would make him think of his maternal grandparents.” When he had just arrived in Vancouver, this brought much inconvenience to Madam Wu. She recalled that the hardest was bringing Kris Wu Downtown, and upon encountering elderly buskers, Kris Wu would stand there, not moving till his mother gave money. This put her in a tight spot, because there were too many buskers, and to each person she would give a dollar or two, and with no source of income she was constantly burdened with worry about expenses.“If I did not give any money he would (continue to stand at that spot)… he’s such a person.”

When asked about how he so easily emphasised with old people, Kris Wu replied that it was because of the meticulous care that his grandparents treated him with when he was young. The deep feelings he had towards them were at their highest when he had just started elementary school, and saw their helplessness of suffering.

At the time, four wheel toy cars were popular in Guangzhou, and Kris wanted one, but it was terribly hard to find it in the small town of Gansu which his maternal grandparents lived in. Kris Wu got very angry, and asked them why they could not find a mere four wheel drive toy when they had lived for so long. He recalled that his grandparents immediately became extremely anxious, they wanted to make the best effort to look for a car but could not do so. Kris was then very regretful, and this sense of hurt was deeply etched in his mind. When they had finally found one for him, “I treasured it greatly,” Kris Wu said.

While Madam Wu was working hard, she did not notice that Kris Wu had been watching her wake up early at six, seven o'clock in the dark and coldness of Vancouver, start up the car and painstakingly send him to school, day after day, not knowing when it would come to an end. This left an indelible impression on him.

“So on the day after my birthday I took the driving test to obtain my driver’s license,” Kris Wu said. He was sixteen that year, which was the legal driving age in Canada. Amongst his peers, he was the first to be able to drive. When his friends got in his car they would say, wow, you even have a driver’s license! He recalled himself saying, yes, immediately after my birthday I went to get a driver’s license. On the afternoon that <People Magazine> interviewed him, he smiled happily as he recounted this story. What made him even more happy was his huge sense of pride when his mother found out that, to her surprise, he was a good driver. From then on, he would drive his mother to do grocery shopping, and he felt that he was no longer as helpless as in the past.

Life in Korea

Comrade Kevin

“Your acting is getting better and better right now, do you know why? Because you already treat this place as your home.” Last year, while filming for <Never Gone>, Kris Wu recalled that this what what the cinematographer had told him. In that film, he acted as the male lead. Strangely, at times he would feel extremely comfortable acting, but at times he would feel a little anxious. As he got to know the other cast members better, he was able to open up more, and only then did he receive this evaluation. It had suddenly dawned on him that “It is only when an actor is able to regard the rest of the cast as family, instead of holding back…. Then only will you be able to act your best.”

During the interview, Kris Wu said several times that he hoped that he could achieve the kind of support similar to that of a family, and whether or not he could achieve this at work was a standard that he had set for himself. After returning to China and setting up his own studio, Kris Wu also hoped that the studio staff’s relationships with each other was like family. He believed that the family bond was made out of trust, encouragement and friendship.

In such a homely environment, he was able to give extra motivation, which he felt was a necessity to him.

“If you have a very good relationship with your manager, and feel that he does things for you sincerely, you would feel extremely motivated and greatly reassured.”

It was because he had a strong desire for such a bond, with his personality which was easily encouraged, that was why he was able to persevere with the monotony of SM. “Actually many people gave up halfway, but the reason why I stayed on was because, at that time, I had very good relations with several of the training department staff.” They supported him. “I treated them as if they were family, so they had always told me, you have to press on, you will do well. I too did not wish to let them down.”

Perhaps it was this strong desire to feel a sense of belonging that led Kris Wu to meet his close friend Kevin.

Both of them arrived in SM without the intention to become celebrities. They two were foreign trainees, both liked American hip hop and experimental music, and appeared in SM by chance. Kevin entered SM after passing the auditions held in America. When SM held auditions in America, he had no idea who they were. “I just wanted to make music, and be happy while doing so. Therefore I was naive in certain aspects, and I didn’t think too much about it because I was still young.”

Kris Wu said that the first time he met with Kevin, he could feel that “the both of them had their own ways of thinking.”

In SM, the both of them struggled together, worked hard towards their goal of debuting together, and they met and practiced daily. To Kris, Kevin was a companion that he had long been hoping for, “just like a comrade.”

SM produced idol groups which aimed to attract fans through singing, dancing, taking part in variety programs. There were many ways to increase the charisma of an idol, for example placing them in colourful and cute, oversized clothes to dance in. In a television program which reviewed previously popular Korean idols, idol group H.O.T was shown dancing in eye catching outfits with warm smiles on their faces as they sang along to <Happiness>. Their clothes were bulky and the sweat made their pants stick to their legs. After the performance was over, they drove off and rushed to the next performance venue. The heat was unbearable and sitting in the backseat of the van, they could only pull their pants down to their ankles to cool off for a little, putting them on again speedily once they had reached the other destination, and continue to smile and put on a show for the fans.

Coordinated dances could show off the idol group’s charisma, but it came at a huge price as well. At times when filming for the MV, amongst the ten over members, if one of them were to make a mistake during the dance, everyone would have to rehearse from the start again. SM liked to instil in their idols a concept of “family”, “family” between the members themselves and between the group and their fans. Many times, it seemed as if “family” was making use of (doing something for) the group’s collective interest to put an end to individual growth, in order not to hurt the feelings of family members, not to let oneself shoulder feelings of guilt, they had to practice even harder.

“We practiced every day, and didn’t know when we would debut. In order to gain the opportunity (to do so) by SM, you would have to practice incredibly hard. This was really very tough, every day we would have to practice till 10, 11pm, and at times we would even have to practice till 1am. This was physically a huge challenge,” Kevin said. Like the many other trainees who could not withstand the monotonous training, Kevin eventually left SM. “We wanted to enjoy our youth, but we had to sacrifice the prime time of our youth.”

Since the start, Kevin wanted to make his own music. He had arrived at the company a year before Kris. In the beginning, he faced the company with a sense of excitement, but after 4 years of enduring, his stamina had been exhausted completely. He realised that he was already unclear of his purpose, “I was unable to withstand any more.”

In 2010, 20 year old Kris heard an extremely sad piece of news, Kevin wanted to leave SM Entertainment. Kris Wu was extremely devastated. At first, he thought that it was the company’s decision. “Don’t let him leave,” he pleaded SM.

Eventually, it was only when he made a phone call to Kevin, then he found out that it was Kevin’s own choice. “I asked him, why did you have to leave at this time?” The moment the call got through, Kris was sobbing, “I said, the both of us agreed to debut together, endure hardships together, so why did you have to leave first?”

“If you are my good friend, you have to support me, because being an idol under this company is not something which I intend to do.” Kevin told him.

To Kevin’s surprise, although he did not make good on their commitment, Kris Wu still felt strongly for him, and that time he strongly felt that: Kris Wu did not change his emotions easily.

Kevin’s family was in America, and when he had just left SM, he felt extremely lonely. While still in SM, Kris called him every day to show his support. He usually made the calls at around 11pm from the dorms, as that was the time when SM’s practices ended. There were times that calls were made in the morning, and for a very long period of time, they would call the other first thing in the morning after waking up, to tell each other the first thing they did.

Shall we write a song together? Kris Wu once brought this up.

Yes, let’s, Kevin said.

What shall we write about? Why don’t we write a song for our mothers? Kris asked.

That’s great, Kevin said.

Their song <Lullaby> was produced in an hour. In the song, Kevin expressed that the both of them expressed their apologies towards their mothers for having made them wait for Kevin and Kris for so long. They wanted to tell their mothers not to worry for them, because when mothers worry for their children, the child would not feel at ease either.

“Don’t worry about me, look at me, I’m doing very well.” Kevin shared the lyrics over the phone with our <People Magazine> reporter, “This was the message which we wanted to convey to them.”

What Kris Wu and Kevin were not aware of, was that other than performance, appearance and promotions, in SM, friendships were also restricted.

From Madam Wu’s experience, SM did not like their artistes to maintain friendships with trainees who dropped out or were eliminated. Madam Wu had the notion that SM “naturally felt that”, “those who left definitely hated the company”. SM did not allow Kris to contact Kevin again, but it was under these unreasonable restrictions that Kevin could see Kris’s strong (determination to maintain their friendship). Kris Wu had told his mother firmly: friends are friends, (I) would not stop being friends with him even after he has left the company. “He’s a stubborn one,” Madam Wu said.

During the period of time Kevin was alone in Korea, what surprised him was that in his times of need, Kris would always appear before him. There was a time when he had to be rushed to the emergency room after meeting with an accident, and he could only make a call to Kris. “At this point in time he was already famous in Korea, and after asking him to come to the hospital, he immediately arrived. He shouldn’t have been allowed to go out, and I didn’t know how he managed it, but he did. At that time I had no money with me, and he footed the hospital bill, and brought me to eat something.” Kevin said. “This incident was something which I will always treasure, I am really grateful towards him.”

After working hard, Kevin entered Korea’s CHITWN MUSIC company, and was finally able to have the freedom to produce the hip hop music which he loved.

Perhaps due to feelings of helplessness during his childhood, in a friendship, Kris said that he would take on an active role in protecting it, that is, put in effort to maintain the relationship, and not be the one to let it dissolve easily. After he became famous, he had a friend who made some slightly unreasonable requests, for example for money or material goods, but Kris would pretend to be unaware and just continue to maintain good relations with that person.

“It’s because I think that we feel for each other.” He said. As long as this person was able to offer a listening ear to him in times of distress, just being able to do this bit, Kris felt that it was enough. “So in other aspects, I didn’t really bother much.”

Pushing himself to a point of no return

During the time Kris was in Korea, other than Kevin, what made Kris surprised was that due to the distance apart, his relationship with his mother changed from one in a state that could not be solved, to one where they cared for and missed each other. This was the closeness that Kris had always desired, which appeared once the two of them were separated.

“When I left, I just locked the door and walked away… I wanted to go to Korea because he was there, these were my thoughts at that time.” This was how Madam Wu described her situation when she moved (from their house) into the city apartment.

She realized that if she were to go to Korea to visit him once a year, SM would politely welcome her, but if she were to go a second, third time, SM would treat her coldly in an apparent manner, and would not let her see him. There was a time when, upon knowing that Kris had a break, she went to Korea, but had to wait till late at night before SM allowed him to meet her. She felt that in order to better control the kids (their artistes), SM would want the trainees to quickly accept their new “family” members which were arranged by the company, and did not want them to keep in excessive contact with any of their previous family members. She was afraid that “if you made the slightest bit of trouble, they would take it out on the child, to prove their power” So she dared not trouble them much.

Other than meeting once a year, the bulk of their communication was done via phone calls.

In their calls, her son would constantly tell her, I’m doing very well, really well. “When you pressed him for more information he would still continue on saying, I’m doing very well, everything is going fine.”

Since it was as such, she could only make guesses on her son’s condition through their phone calls. When he did not pick up calls, this was a surefire sign that his situation wasn’t going so well.

What made her most worried was that once on New Year’s Eve, when everyone in the dorms had gone home and only Kris was left alone in Korea, she called and called but “no matter how much I called, he did not pick up at all.” This incident that year was hard on her, “I could not sleep that entire night.”

The next day, she plucked up the courage to send a message to the lady in charge of training. Could I trouble you to please get Kris to contact me, she had said. At night, her son finally called back.

“Do you miss home? If you’re tired you can come home, don’t worry about a thing.” When he heard his mother’s concern, Kris started to cry. At first, he did so unknowingly, and not wanting his mother to find out that he was crying, as like always, he told her that everything was well and there were no problems. After crying he regained his composure and gave himself a pat on the back for being wise enough to hold it in.

It was only after he debuted, did he tell his mother about his inner turmoil that day. At that time, when he was in SM, he had an emotional breakdown, and he dared not pick up the New Year’s Eve call, because he was afraid that once he heard his mother’s comforting words, he would have a change of heart. “He said that if he picked up my call, he would not stay any longer, he would not be able to carry on, he said that that was why he could not pick up my call at all costs.” Madam Wu recounted.

Kris had to muster up his courage in order to make that phone call on New Year’s Day. Kris Wu told <People> magazine that, “I could not go home, I had to press on till the end.” Before he made the call, he told himself to be strong again in his heart.

Recalling the days when he was waiting for his day of debut, Kris Wu said that the first word he could think of was “endurance”, “At that time, you won’t know when you will be able to debut, you won’t know what you would be doing at a certain time (in the future), you would just have to practice and learn every day, and then wait, feeling very lost.” He said. “I had always held on to the determination to press on, I told myself that I could not go back. If I were to go back now, wouldn’t it be like giving up halfway? I’ve already wasted so many years, and discontinued my studies.”

At that point in time, only telling his mother the good things that happened was his way of persevering on, he did not give himself any opportunities to complain. “In the end, I had also pushed myself to a point where I could not return.” he told <People Magazine>.

“Kris (Yifan’s English name) is a selfless person, this point was what made us a little different. To me, if I wanted to leave I would do so, I did not think of my family. But he is a really selfless person, when he wanted to leave he thought of his mother.” This is what Kevin said when he talked about the difference between Kris and himself, and how he supported him until he eventually was able to wait until his debut.

When she knew about her son’s inner turmoil, Madam Wu became extremely saddened. “He would constantly think that I was under a lot of pressure in life,” she said, “Actually, what he planned was not what I needed, I just wanted him to be by my side, so why did he have to live independently?”

Is your son still training? Does he find it tough? …Thinking of how Madam Wu went by those days without news of her son, Sindy’s mind was filled with scenes of her friend muttering to herself. At times they would sleep over for the night, and she could recall Madam Wu, lying on the bed and barely sleeping all night as a result of missing and worrying (over her son). “I told her that it would not be healthy for a woman to stay up overnight, to which she replied, I am unable to sleep peacefully, I miss my son, I know that he isn’t doing too well.” Even after Sindy had said what she wanted to say and went back to sleep, upon waking up several hours later, she found that Madam Wu was still lying there awake.

<People Magazine> asked Kris Wu, other than being spurred on to persevere in order not to let your mother down, was it also because you were afraid that after you went back, your relationship with your mother would return to its previous state of high tension, and you would perhaps have no right to have your say, because you had already failed?

“Yes, this is very accurate. The situation at that time was that I had no other choice, no other option to choose from.” Kris Wu replied. “No matter what, I had to persevere on, I really had no other choice.”

In April 2012, Kris Wu debuted as a member of EXO. When he had entered SM, the company had informed him verbally that he would debut in a year, “And then it became two years, then three years, then four years.”. At the time of his debut, he was the foreign trainee who had spent the longest time training there.

Independent expression of self

Kris Wu shot for <People Magazine>‘s「Faces of the Year」issue one night in November 2015. This was the most important issue of the magazine each year, aimed at highlighting China’s most influential people.

In 2015, because of the impact he left on media and fans, Kris was named as the「Idol of the Year」, and became the first post-90s born celebrity to be on its cover with other prominent individuals. Within this group, most of them donned suits, therefore before the shoot, <People Magazine> requested for Kris Wu, who loved hip hop and current trends, to wear something more formal, so that his style would not clash with the rest.

During those 4 months, Kris Wu was in the midst of filming Tsui Hark’s movie <Journey to the West: Demon Chapter>, and shaved off his hair for his role as Tang Monk.

“Do I look alright in this?” In the studio, Kris’s voice could be heard

A black form-fitting suit, black leather shoes, black wig. “It looks real, doesn’t it? With a slight smile of pride, he adjusted the wig, which took close to an hour to put on.

With this get-up, Kris Wu exuded the aura of a Hallyu idol. The shooting process went by quickly, in the eyes of those around, Kris Wu was well-experienced, looked good, and had an electrifying gaze as he looked into the camera shot after shot. After the first set of photos was shot, everyone gathered around and sang praises to Kris Wu’s pictures on screen. But after having a look himself, he pointed at the wig and said, "Does the fringe look too fake?” “It looks quite realistic.” Although the people present on set felt that there was nothing wrong with it, Kris clearly was not certain of how he looked with the wig on. “You guys hold on for a moment,” he said, turning around and walking out of the studio.

Everyone could see that this wig was special, it had thick, long bangs which kept Kris’s eyebrows covered. Behind its thick, black layers, Kris’s steady and unwavering gaze had softened. Without realising, the piercing gaze he had on before he donned the wig had now become dreamy and distant, giving off the feel of every K-pop star on television. This was not unfamiliar to Kris, for he had been trained to have such an appearance by his former company, a training for 7 years which started when he was 17. It was as if it was a profession itself – if being an idol was a profession, a person could definitely be trained into becoming one.

During those 7 years, Kris meticulously maintained his bangs, treating it as his duty to do so. Upon bringing up the term “formal”, like a natural response of an idol, bangs were the first thing which came to Kris Wu’s mind.

That wig with bangs was similar to the idol image system in Korea, it seemed to contain a secret. In order to make sure the wig was put on well, Kris Wu’s team specially hired a stylist from Korea to stay by his side throughout the whole time.

Kris Wu spent another half an hour in the dressing room adjusting his bangs, and after another round of shooting, still felt that “the wig looked too fake”. On that day, he had set off for his film shooting at 5am, and after working non-stop for 15 hours, staff were concerned that he was too tired and unable to complete the shoot. Later on, Kris then suggested to the editor that he wanted to try out wearing a snapback on his bare head and shoot another round, if it was not to their liking, they could use the previous shots. After being given the green light to do so, he removed his wig, and proceeded to pose in front of the camera.

“It feels as if there is an internal barrier, no matter what others say, as long as you do not cross over this barrier by yourself, you will have no way of producing this work.” After the photo shoot, <People Magazine>’s reporter posed this question, to which Kris nodded in agreement.

The next time <People Magazine>’s reporter saw Kris Wu was a month later at a different shooting venue, and his wig and Korean stylist were on location as well. Kris Wu jokingly said, that wig has not been used in a very long time, and throughout the shoot the stylist would not have anything to do.

When he had just debuted, like the rest, Kris Wu thought that merely being handsome was enough. “Had to be very, very, very handsome.” He was also worried whether there would be fans who would like him. After debuting, upon seeing that there were fans who liked him, his first reaction was to satisfy them, continue pleasing them non stop, and style himself according to what they liked. The fans would tell him that he looked better with his hair pushed back, or that he looked better with bangs down. After a long period of time when he did promotions with his hair pushed back, a couple of days later when fans expressed that they missed his smooth, straight hair with bangs down, Kris would then tell the hair stylist, “This time please give me a hairstyle with bangs.” After going on a year like this, he began to feel that this was “rather pointless”, and the “urge to be different from others” grew stronger and stronger.

“It was very hard not to become an idol.” While he was in SM, Kris understood this feeling. “It was very hard not to become an idol because there were so many people (fans) who liked you, and you would not want to disappoint them or cause them to feel down.” However, as for idols who would always take the safe route, “You would end up just like the rest”, and “lose yourself”.

“I am someone who does not really fancy catering to others,” Kris Wu said, “I knew this, and it was the feeling of going on despite knowing the difficulties lying ahead.”

He was unable to change the songs that the company had chosen for the group, so what he modified was his clothes. “Thus I had to begin with apparel, starting from what I wore, I chose the clothes I wanted to wear, which were to my liking.

When Kris was in EXO he was nicknamed “Airport Runway Model”, because it seemed like he was at a fashion show in his airport photos. "There was never a time when his outfit was uncoordinated, and there was never a repeat of outfits.” Kris said. On Douban (major Chinese social platform), there were people who made threads on such photos, and some commented that he “Put his heart into his airport fashion”. This was because the only time he had the chance to express himself freely and did not have to dress according to the company’s orders, was during those pockets of several hours spent rushing to catch their flights.

During that point in time he was not earning huge sums of money. “My salary for six months was about 120000 or 200000 yuan, and after giving my mother approximately half of it, I would spend all of the remainder on clothes, and use it up within two days.”

Since his mother thought that he was not short on money, she did not send any more over to him. Once, for half a year, he had to eat the company’s packaged lunches every day.

In preparation for his birthday party last year, Kris’s stylist Ah Cong made a trip to Japan and purchased approximately 70kg of clothes. When he handed them all to Kris for him to shoot in, they shot more than 200 pieces in a day, “and I heard that two thirds of the clothing was at home.” Just for hats alone, Kris Wu “has at least five hundred, but not over a thousand” of them, Ah Cong said.

Fashion is something which Kris Wu pays great attention to. Many people think that Kris only likes fashion because he shows great interest in trends, but in actual fact, to him, fashion has more meaning to it than just being something that he likes, and for a very long period of time, that was his only outlet of self expression.

Each time, on the night before travel, after practice when everyone else was asleep, Kris Wu would carefully pick out his outfits and match them himself, no matter how tired he was. Not every look was cool and handsome, but they were all definitely something that he liked. Kris proudly shared a fan’s comment, “Kris will only look cool when he wants to.” , which meant that he had well enough control of his image (after styling himself). The first response from a fan’s letter left a deep impression on him, which he remembers till this day. “(I was) very, very happy.” “All this while, in fans’ letters they would say, (I’ll) always support you, (you’re) very handsome, you’re the most handsome, but that fan wrote: Fanfan, Hello, I like you because of your style, I feel that you carry the clothes off really well.” This was a sign that he himself had received affirmation, as opposed to his idol self which had been “packaged”.

But, Kris Wu was not rebellious in nature, nor was he a blindly rebellious youth. “Chicken Soup Fan”, who had individuality and a distinct personality of his own, had his own reasons. "I felt that each person should have something of his own, which had to be within boundaries and not crossing the line. Doing it within boundaries, people would think that you are unique, but once you have crossed the line, they would feel that you are too egocentric. If there were no rules, there would be no standards.” He said, “Yes, I needed to take into account the feelings of others, and respect the opinions of others before putting into reality my ideas.”

Returning to China

Holding his own destiny in his hands

In this world, there are two kinds of people believe their destiny lies in their own hands. The first is one that has grown up with a silver spoon in his mouth, who has never wrestled with fate. The second is one who has fought with fate, and emerged the victor. Kris Wu is the latter.

Be it leaving his mother or leaving SM after fighting an uphill battle for 7 years, Kris Wu has made his own decisions bravely and acted on them. Eventually emerging victorious, the rewards that followed were plentiful, and from then on Kris Wu became an even stronger and more confident person.

“You believe that destiny lies in your own hands, and not in the hands of God, bringing you misfortune one day and good news the next. You deeply believe that your destiny lies in your own hands, right? Do you believe that you will have returns for all that you have done?” <People Magazine>’s editor asked Kris Wu during the interview.

“Yes, I strongly believe in this, I feel that people should rely on their own hard work and take control of their own destiny, and not go with the flow, nor grumble that they have bad luck. I feel that many a time, if you have truly worked hard and yet received nothing in return, it only means that you have not done enough. If you are rewarded without having done anything, this may not turn out to be a good thing in the future.” Kris Wu replied.

In China, the most common misunderstanding amongst the media that Kris Wu’s former publicist Feng Lihua has faced is: Was Kris Wu lucky and became popular instantly? Because there are many young, popular stars who really became popular overnight because of one of their movies.

After receiving success as a result of working hard for seven years, Kris Wu now even more courageously follows what he desires the most, instead of rules set in stone.

Kevin recalls that Kris Wu was feeling down for a period of time soon after he had just returned to China. “He told me that he did not know who to trust, did not know who were his friends, and he did not want to repeat the same mistake he made when he was in Korea.” Kevin told him that, you have to believe, until you find someone who is truly worthy of your trust.

At that time, what calmed Kris Wu the most was that, he finally provided his mother with an explanation. “If I had gone back while I was still a trainee, suddenly returning during those four years, I would have no explanation (for my mother)……Without earning a single cent, I would have no way of leaving.” But after debuting, he felt that he worked hard enough, and was able to feel relieved.

“Actually I thought of the worst before I returned to China. My mother did too.” Kris Wu said. He told his mother, if China didn’t accept me, if it was not possible to continue in this industry, I would be fine with doing anything, it would be alright not to be a celebrity any longer. When his mother said that she was alright with him doing anything, Kris Wu became even more relieved.

During this period of time, both mother and son had a mutual understanding and tackled this hardship together. “It completely changed our relationship.” Kris Wu said. He was the one who asked his mother to help himself. “I didn’t have any friends in Beijing, I’m not someone with a lot of friends, all this while I have never interacted with the upper echelons of society, and basically I did not know a single person in the entertainment industry.” Kris’s mother once again became the only person whom he could trust. Both of them “just rented a house”, and after 7 years reunited for a long while again.

But when it came to the issue of signing a contract, Madam Wu discovered that her son was not fine with doing just anything, at that time there were many large companies who had their eye on Kris Wu, but after thinking back on the restrictions that his previous major company had imposed on him, Kris Wu was unwilling to sign (to any big companies). He just wanted to do things that he was willing to, there were many things which he wanted to try out, and he was especially afraid that there would be restrictions imposed on him which would leave him unable to make these dreams a reality. He would rather take several detours with a less powerful backing. This way of thinking was different from Madam Wu, as she intended to find a large company (for Kris), because she felt that in this way, she would be able to entrust her son to them with relief.

At one point in time, Madam Wu tried to persuade her son into signing a contract as quickly as possible, but what surprised her was that, one day Kris Wu spoke to her in a very solemn tone, “He said mother, is fame and wealth that important to you?”

“One sentence made me annoyed……I said, son, how could you say this, you know that I never thought of letting you choose this career path, at that time when you decided to join the entertainment industry I wanted to stop it at all costs, yet I did not stand in your way.” She told Kris Wu.

During that period of time, it was Madam Wu herself who busied herself for her son. At that time Xu Jinglei had already approached Kris to film her movie, but Madam Wu had no idea what movie contracts were like, and did not know how to discuss them. Whenever others approached her with the intent to work with Kris Wu, she would not dare to discuss with them, “Because I did not know what to discuss with others about.” When it came to endorsements, her son also has his own standards, he would not do something merely for the sake of making profits, whenever he had to endorse something, he would only do so if he liked the product.

What Kris Wu wanted was to establish a team of his own, like a family, which could progress together. In the past when he was living overseas, he would occasionally return to Guangzhou, and he really loved the feeling of celebrating New Year’s together with everyone. Although there weren’t many family members, but his grandparents, with several of his mother’s siblings. “I really love the feeling of belonging at home. When I was young I really wanted to have a huge family.When I saw other people’s large families, siblings, I would get really, really envious of them, so I always hoped that I would be able to have such a team.”

Kevin recalled that, Kris Wu did not feel a sense of belonging until he began shooting for a film last year. At that time, Kris Wu finally was able to do what he liked, he really liked that role, and got to know several trustworthy people while filming. Thus, he would not have to bear all the stress on himself.

Kris Wu appears bright and calm, but when he cried, it left a deep impression on director Zhou Tuo Ru. They were filming the most climactic scene of <Never Gone>, where Kris’s noveau riche character cried after fighting with his girlfriend, Director Zhou hoped that he would act out of his instincts. “I did not instruct him to cry in a certain manner” he recalled, because he wanted to see Kris’s genuine reaction. Zhou thought of a hundred different scenarios - raging while crying, struggling while crying…… But to his surprise, Kris Wu finally cried in a childlike manner. “Such a large, tall and handsome man……unexpectedly cried like a child.” Zhou said, he remembered that for a very long while after he yelled “Cut”, the entire set was silent.

Fans would do their very best

“From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank them, I’m really touched.” Kris Wu is clearly aware of the opportunities that his fans have brought to him in this day and age. However, “I have no way to take charge of your lives.”

“I have always stressed that you guys have to live your own lives, you guys don’t have to attend my concerts, it’s alright, I definitely won’t be angry, you guys just have to lead your own lives well. I am also unable to lead my life the way you guys want me to. I hope that our relationship can be as such.”

He is also aware that the fans’ power is not a stable force. “It’s not possible for me to have this many fans forever.” One day he will eventually get married and have children, and there would be no way to pursue him. New idols will appear, which is a very normal cycle. “So in the end, whose who are clear on what they want will definitely know that at all times they have to depend on their abilities to prove themselves.”

“Honestly speaking, I am prepared to be outdone by competition anytime.” Kris Wu said. “But I can face this all very calmly. When I’m doing good, putting in my best, and definitely doing the things I like, I think I’m very calm.”

In this era where box office numbers are of great significance in achieving targets, the statistics generated by Kris’s fans have propelled him from being someone without a solid standing in the Chinese entertainment industry, to gain opportunities such as acting in <Mr Six>.

At this point in time, Kris Wu gained confidence through offering to work hard without expecting anything in return, with a sense of selflessness which did not want to let others down, and won over the approval of business partners for collaborations in China.

Thank you for returning home

Before deciding to be his manager, Mr Chen had already worked in the entertainment industry for 15 years, and did not want to work with yet another celebrity without a distinct charm, nor without challenge. To him, this would not be anything new. He did not know about EXO very much, and he did not really fancy celebrities who were the type to be surrounded by fans once they stepped out. When he met Kris Wu, his first impression was that Kris was a clean and fresh, very polite kid, after which he thought was very handsome. “At that time he was not too sure about the Chinese (entertainment industry)…… So he appeared to be a very shy kid.”

What made him impressed with Kris Wu was that, for the role of Tang Monk in <Journey to the West: Demon Chapter 2>, Director Tsui Hark requested him to shave off his hair. To Korean stars, it is a huge deal when they shave their hair before enlistment, and Kris Wu shaving off his hair was akin to “Wang Sicong’s family going bankrupt”, a fan said.

Mr Chen dared not agree to Tsui Hark’s request. But to his complete surprise, when he asked Kris Wu, Kris replied without hesitation, no further asking required, that it was no problem at all.“ This left a deep impression on Tsui Hark. "They all felt that this kid was not bad, he genuinely wanted to act, and that he wasn’t the kind of idol to say that he has to have a certain type of handsome look.” It was at this point in time that Mr Chen finally agreed to help Kris Wu. He understood that Kris was not merely someone who relied on Mr Chen’s efforts to make a living, but someone who would cooperate so that they would mutually create new works.

Zhou Tuo Ru worked with Kris Wu for <Never Gone> when Kris had just returned to China. Director Zhou told <People Magazine> about some of his experiences when he had previously been an actor. He felt that being an actor was an immensely pressurising job. When two or three cameras were on you, and all the people on set were watching you, all the lights shining on your face, it would be easy for a person to feel small and unsure of themselves. But Kris Wu would not be afraid, from beginning to end he will be in a state of his own, have a sense of unadulterated, childlike trust towards the cast and crew, listening carefully to all your pointers and putting his utmost effort into doing so. <People Magazine> asked Zhou Tuo Ru how it was like working with Kris Wu, and he replied, the kind of hardworking spirit and earnestness that Kris possessed made him strongly feel his distinct charisma, and made him feel as if he should protect and not disappoint this younger man. “He believes in you wholeheartedly.” Zhou said with a sigh.

What Director Lu Chuan recalls was that, upon meeting Kris Wu for the first time, this kid had two vastly different communication methods.

“When you talked about things related to life, he would become very quiet, very shy.” On the contrary, once the topic was about things he was passionate about, he would immediately transform from his quiet state into a state of excitement, and there would be no transition stage.

Lu Chuan said that, what excited Kris Wu the most was acting roles that would make him feel extreme emotions and a sense of fulfilment, for example acting a crazy person or a villain. This left Lu Chuan rather shocked, because in his experience, it was difficult for handsome men to give up playing the roles of good-looking characters. “This is their rice bowl”, but Kris Wu did not care about such things.

In 2015 November, in response to <People Magazine>’s question of “Which actor do you like?”, Kris Wu blurted out Leonardo DiCarprio’s name. The reason being, because he could cast aside his image and take on the challenge of a extremely different role.

Kris Wu had to directly contact the business collaborators. “Schedule constraints” was an excuse commonly used to turn down others in the entertainment industry. If someone were to approach you for something which did not appeal to you, this method could be used, Chen Lizhi said. “They would ensure that you still had face, and they would say 'Oh no, due to schedule constraints I am unable to, I already have a movie then.’ and after further enquiry, realise that the aforementioned movie is not scheduled at all.” However, what surprised Chen Lizhi was that, Kris Wu’s method was to directly inform them, I’m not suitable for this, or, I do not like it. Chen Lizhi thought well of him for doing so, but was a little worried as well. “Honestly speaking he should only be upfront with people that he trusts and has good relations with, otherwise, he may be blacklisted.” Chen Lizhi would want to protect his sense of responsibility, and finally end up lying to others that “He has no schedule constraints.”

Kris Wu said that he values sincerity. “What is the quality you value the most when you established your own team?” His answer to this question was, “I really place much importance on being genuine, I hope that everyone can be very sincere.”

As of November 6 2015, Kris Wu has filmed for 7 movies in the 18 months that he has returned to China. Before returning to China, he has never acted before, and local Chinese directors had no idea about him. He relied on his hard working attitude and work ethic to make up for his shortcoming in having little experience.

In the interview, Kris Wu admitted that he has a special bond between male seniors that he worked with. “Actually there was a little of it. When I was very young, I terribly wanted someone like that to guide me, and provide me with a sense of security.” he said. For example, Feng Xiaogang’s experience left him feeling a sense of admiration for him. Kris felt “an extremely strong force which compelled others to be convinced.” What made Kris Wu the happiest during this period of time was being acknowledged and accepted by people whom he admired.

In 2015, while filming for <Journey to the West: Demon Chapter 2>, there was one day when he had gone up to the camera after shooting his scene, as he always did, to take a look at how he did.

All of a sudden, one of the script supervisors told him quietly, you acted very well, the director really likes you.

Really? Why? He asked.

Every time you were shooting your scenes, the director would be smiling at the back. As long at it was your scene, for every scene that you acted in, the director would be sitting behind the monitor smiling, and looking very happy.

Kris Wu felt even more pressured. “I will continue to act, and act even better, not to disappoint the director. Yes, this was what I would do.”

When filming wrapped up, he was almost in tears. “I said, Director, I can’t bear to leave you.” Kris Wu remembered telling Tsui Hark this.

“Right now I’m still like this, I’ll invest emotions in everyone.” Kris Wu told <People Magazine>, even after being hurt with his experience with SM. “I would be the first one to invest emotions.”

At least in some aspects, Kris Wu’s tolerance and willpower is far beyond that of an ordinary person. For example, for many people, after experiencing a lot in life, they have lose their innocence, and to still be able to treat the world with goodwill, is an admirable thing. Kris Wu has realised this at a very early age. It was just as he told Kevin to encourage him when he left SM, “No matter what happens to you, never ever change who you are, you definitely have to continue being yourself.”

He talked about the teaching he received from his mother. “She taught me in this way, to trust in others easily, so I have actually made many wrong turns in life.” When he was young, his mother had always made the world out to be a joyful place. When he was sixteen or seventeen, he was deceived by a good friend, right now he couldn’t remember what had specifically happened, but and at that point in time he was extremely upset, and his mother told him, “I’m sorry my son, Mother has never told you about the dark side of society. However, you have to realise that people have different personalities, we cannot have preconceived notions about others, and you should never have the intent to hurt anyone.”

The keywords Kris Wu set for himself are, pure and genuine. “A person who does not forget his roots.” he said, “Many people believe that I am rather naive, and perhaps at times a little dumb, but I would still like to be this way, and hope that I can retain this side of me as much as possible.”

After that half-day interview that day, when he went home he specially looked for a quote which he had previously noted from Chicken Soup for the Soul, and sent a Wechat message: “Being aware of the ways of the world and not being influenced by them, is the highest degree of being mature and good hearted.”

Speaking of any regrets he felt with his sacrifices, it would be the severe impact to his physical well-being. Before leaving SM, Kris Wu had been getting colds continuously for a year, and due to the extreme demands which had taken a toll on his body, finally detecting some obvious signs. “I didn’t rest well, there was a lot of pressure,” he said, “I used to be able to play basketball, but right now my stamina is not very good…… Actually men should be at the peak of their health at age 25.”

But not long after sharing his health issues with <People Magazine>, a few days later, a picture of Kris Wu wearing a T-shirt in -5 degrees weather outdoors surfaced on the news.

(Translator’s note: This was about his Weibo post for the Takeoff Challenge charity initiative)

As in the fairness that he believes, if one desires rewards, he must be willing to accept all of its costs. “I cannot be forced to so something,” Kris Wu said, “At times I would be conflicted, but then again I feel that at this point in time if I do not do certain things which I want to do, I am afraid that I may regret it later on.”

In the midst of his busy schedule, Kris Wu released his first self-composed song《Bad Girl》. During the day when he acted as Tang Monk, he would think of lyrics while the lighting was being fixed, compose during change of sets, go into the studio to record and arrange the song at night after wrapping up for the day. Just like that, he swiftly created a song, and made careful adjustments to it 20 more times. – “When I’m doing something I love, how could I not have the time?” This song was scheduled to be released on midnight of 5th November, as Kris’s birthday was on the 6th and he wanted to give the fans a gift. End October, Kris was still working on the details, and he told his team that if by 6th November, the song was not up to his satisfaction, “Then I am really sorry to tell you guys that I have to completely abandon this, fully cancel all the plans.”

Last year, for the entire year continuously, Kris Wu slept for about 4, 5 hours each day, and up till the time <People Magazine> interviewed him in November, other than 7 films, his accomplishments were inclusive of the following: released 1 cover song and 2 original songs, signed on to 8 endorsements, been on 13 magazine covers, and attended 70 events.

After <Mr Six>’s premiere, after receiving a Wechat message from <People Magazine>’s editor, who praised him for his performance, Kris Wu very gladly replied: “Thank you Jiejie for your support.” Followed soon by (the editor’s reply:) “Thank you for returning home.” He then returned this with a smiling emoji.

I could not help myself

When Kris Wu received positive statistics, and encouragement from the director and word of mouth as a result of working selflessly, Madam Wu who had been waiting for him at home began to worry yet again, and thus could not sleep well for entire nights.

In early December 2015, <Journey to the West: Demon Chapter 2> entered its final, most intense shooting period overnight. His head already shaved bald, Kris Wu could only wear a thin robe with one piece of thermal wear inside, and film outdoors in the freezing winter of Beijing until early morning.

Are you cold? That night, Madam Wu could not hold back any longer and made a call to her son, asking him carefully.

“Go to sleep quickly!” Her son anxiously said over the phone. “You should go to sleep soon.” He stressed.

Kris Wu told <People> magazine that he was really angry that night. He increasingly felt that his mother was ageing and in their relationship, he had taken on the role to become the one to look after her. “Right now I’m really worried that she will stay up at night.” He said.

Kris Wu, who places importance on his work over himself, since his childhood years till present has found it the hardest to face his mother’s emotions and worry. Sindy felt that because he was concerned that his mother’s anxiety would affect him, Kris Wu has never allowed her to visit the set.

The next day, his mother who had not slept a wink the previous night, could only vent out in her Wechat Moments. At 6am, before dawn, Sindy saw such a message in her Wechat Moments:

「The sixth night of overnight filming, an important outdoor scene, only wearing a thin robe and thermal wear. I could not stand it and called over but in the end I was given a lecture. Firstly: Please do not call me during our working hours. Secondly, don’t say that it’s hard on me, the director and everyone else is older than me, and they have to spend the night outdoors as well. While I am getting ready for my turn I am about to return indoors to get some warmth. Thirdly, when you’re up like this all night, I’m the one who is the most worried. Hurry up and go to sleep!!!」

Many people were under the impression that Madam Wu was praising her son, and their replies were mostly “Your child is so understanding”, “I didn’t know that Fanfan would be this understanding”. but Sindy understood that Madam Wu was expressing her hurt. Madam Wu said, “The moment I mentioned about him, he would make reply with a rebuttal.”

The reply that Sindy gave her was: Fanfan is right, when you do not treat yourself well you’re making him even more tires and distracted from work. Fanfan clearly knows what he wants, and your understanding and cooperation with your child is very important. It’s hard work being a mother.

Madam Wu replied: I can’t help myself.

Kris Wu studio started without a stable leader. When Kris had just returned to China, along with his mother, both of them did not have a choice but to trust every person that they encountered. His former publicist Feng Lihua remembers that at that time, in a Wechat group which discussed matters pertaining to the Chinese entertainment industry, someone asked, Does anyone know who Kris Wu’s manager is? After which, several person’s names were mentioned quickly. “Someone said, just contact me, I’m very close to his mother.” In the end, if Kris Wu was unable to fix his schedule, this task would be handed to Madam Wu. Chen Lizhi felt that Madam Wu had a very heavy burden. “Treating others with goodwill, but end up being accused of having bad intent.”

In the interview, Madam Wu expressed that she was understanding of the situation. She did not mind (carrying out such duties) because she only had one goal: As long as it would be for her child’s benefit. A year and a half after returning to China, after the careful setting up of her son’s work studio, other than remaining in several of Kris Wu Studio’s Wechat groups, she has slowly begun to fade out of her son’s world. There were many things that she was still learning and could not hesitate to ask, for example upon seeing that things would go awry, she would immediately panic and ask the person in charge, how could you handle this matter like this? At this point in time, Kris Wu would tell his mother personally not to act in that manner, and she would go back to apologise and explain.

But thinking that all these things were done for the sake of her son, you would see that Madam Wu possess a strong and unparalleled steadfastness which enables her strong will to resurface anytime.

Accepting <People Magazine>’s interview was the first time Madam Wu faced the media. All this while she had been unwilling to accept media interviews, as she was fearful, and <People Magazine> had asked Kris Wu’s staff to persuade her. She was the only person who witnessed Kris Wu’s growth throughout the 7 years he was in Canada, and there were some stories that had she had to tell.

Taking into consideration Kris Wu’s afternoon shoot as well, arrangements were made by Kris’s publicist to make reservations at a Japanese restaurant located near the studio. Madam Wu felt that there were no good Japanese restaurants in the area, and began to worry that this would not be good enough for <People Magazine>. When <People Magazine> reporter arrived he received a call from the publicist, asking on behalf of an  anxious Madam Wu if the restaurant was good enough, if it was not, he could inform them immediately and they would pick another restaurant.

Madam Wu remained concerned even as she stepped into the private dining room. wearing a thick, black jacket, she even asked the same question before taking a seat. Only after hearing the reply, “This place is rather good,” did she then let out a smile, and removed her jacket with a relieved expression.

“You have just been talking, barely eating.” <People Magazine>’s reporter commented when the two hour long lunch was about to end. “That’s alright, my task today is to speak more.” Madam Wu replied. Because in her heart, she was doing this for the sake of Fanfan, she only wanted to do it for his benefit.

Madam Wu enjoyed listening to others praise Kris Wu, when it happened, she would flash a peaceful smile, and her eyes would shine with tenderness.

Right now Kris Wu and his mother are not living together. “Because I knew that from the moment I was born, she no longer had a life of her own.” He hoped that his mother would slowly build up her own life. But whenever he told her, Mom, you should find a boyfriend, his mother’s first reaction was, is it because you don’t want Mom anymore?

Putting her son in the centre of her life for 25 years, there are many hardships which she has endured alone. During his time in SM, there was one event which made her feel very deeply.

If not for the wind and rain, it would have been an ordinary event. But at the venue, the wind and rain had blown down a large banner, which left Madam Wu extremely shocked. The banner was too large, and could only be raised for a moment, before being blown away by the wind and rain yet again. After that, (the people holding it) struggled to put it up again. Upon taking a closer look, Madam Wu realised that it was several girls holding up the banner, they had gotten tickets with much difficulty, but because of this banner, were unable to watch the performance properly. They were motivated to do that because they hoped for Kris to see them and wanted him to have more confidence.

“They were standing in an area far away, several people were holding up the banner, kept on holding up the board, in the wind and rain.” Madam Wu recalled herself wholeheartedly supporting her son, that familiar feeling, a type of love and sacrifice which was “completely giving”, “without expecting nothing in return”.

After that experience, she brought up the point to her son’s team that, from ensuring that ticket prices would not be set too high, as to whether gifts to fans should be charged…she would be the one who would fight for the interest of fans.

“Right now she is in charge of handling the fans, for example with regards to concert ticketing and such, everything would be taken care of by Aunt (Madam Wu).” Kris Wu’s former publicist Feng Lihua said with a smile.

“Because it’s a very simple, very pure love, and they support you in whatever you do, I feel that this is extremely precious, and if such people were to be hurt, I feel that this really (is something which cannot happen).” Madam Wu added, a little embarrassed, “It’s really like a mother’s love for their child.”

On the day of her interview with <People Magazine>, Madam Wu wore a formal black jacket, but when she removed her shoes, a pair of eye-catching pink socks were revealed. That was a pair of socks that SM had specially produced for the fans when her son was still in EXO. There were the words “Fanfan” on the socks, and the idol’s name could be seen whenever your head was lowered wile putting on shoes. This name would evoke emotions of loving someone, although he may not always be by your side, but the feeling would fill your heart with the warmth that you are not alone.

translation: @wu_yi_fan

jaydragonmite  asked:

I noticed that someone is bringing up the "Remembrances" episode, trying to say Korrasami is bad writing; about how most of the episode is focused on Mako and should've ended with Mako and Korra together. It really bothers me because the person clearly didn't pay attention to the previous episode (AND BOOK 3) which was Korrasami heavy and I don't want to bring this person into the crapper, so I'd figure I'd get your opinion. What do you think of Mako's part in that episode?

This is a really good question, and I’m glad you asked because I wanted to gush about Mako for a little bit. I was never his biggest fan, and BOY did he shock me in the best way possible in the finale. Who’s ready for another novel? Gah.

Mako’s Character Arc & Role in Remembrances

I think saying “Korrasami” is bad writing is kind of like saying “I don’t enjoy romances.” Which is fine, that’s valid, that’s totally valid. I’m not a huge romantic myself, and there’s certain romance tropes that make me gag. But my intense Korrasami analyses are a testament to how strong I personally find this narrative. It’s not a typical romance trope, and it’s one that is entirely built upon character’s emotional needs and balance. I think it’s really well-scripted, and going back and watching S3/S4 with it in mind (S1 didn’t have the end game in sight, and S2 had a hilariously side-lined Asami) really lets it shine.

No no, back to the compound for you, Asami.

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Kris Wu - Grazia issue #241

Upon stepping into the photoshoot venue - a indoor basketball court in Shanghai, a young man in white dashed across, stopping just outside the 3-point perimeter, taking aim at the hoop, fluidly raising his arms and executing a jump shot, scoring in one go. The viewers’ first reaction was of unified curiosity - “Who’s that? So full of vigour?” Who else could it be? It’s definitely Kris Wu.

During the course of the photoshoot, we discovered that Kris Wu genuinely loved basketball. Even though he may be dressed in a suit or trench coat, he is able to charm the cameras while dribble the ball alternating between his hands with natural ease, completing the shoot for each look under ten minutes, truly showcasing his grace and skill. Not only did his hand not leave the ball throughout the duration of the shoot, during the interview when the topic of basketball was brought up, he would naturally promote it in the tone of a spokesperson, “Basketball strengthens the body, increases confidence, and is able to cultivate a group spirit, isn’t it so amazing.” That’s right, on that day he even set himself a new rule - upon the completion of shooting one look, he would have to make a basket, then proceed to change into the next set of clothes… “As of late, as long as there are pockets of spare time during work, (I’ll) bring along a basketball to practice, bringing it along wherever I go, and placing it by my bedside when I sleep.”

He’s putting in his all, because not long after this interview, Kris Wu will be heading to Toronto to participate in the NBA All Star Weekend Celebrity Game, with Tracy McGrady and Rick Fox as his teammates. At the mention of this match, Kris Wu’s eyes lit up. “Being able to go to the NBA to play this time is really considered a dream come true. I never thought that as an actor and singer, I would still be able to pursue this basketball dream of mine which had been kept in my heart for a very long time, and I feel incredibly contented.” The game period coincides with Chinese New Year, which meant that he will not be able to have a family reunion. However, he chose to look on the bright side, “Being able to spend time with basketball is quite meaningful. My family members, friends and team are all happy for me!” No matter how excited he was, there is still pressure. “There are so many NBA stars, they’re all so skilled. And there’s the feeling that I will be representing us Chinese people, I would silently feel that I have to work even harder.”

Grazia can guarantee that Kris Wu isn’t just all talk, because since the beginning of last December, for the sake of practicing his basketball skills, he gained close to 20 pounds, to prevent himself from being “knocked into and sent flying” by others, completely not worrying about his “celebrity image”. He also intensified his workouts. “I haven’t worked out for so long hence my ability has gone down a lot, at times I would go to the gym to do strength training”, keeping in mind all the shots he has made at all times. “Ball sense is extremely important during a game. Look at me today, I will practice shooting the moment I have the opportunity to do so, hahaha.” Does he feel that he must win if he is this hardworking? “That’s not the case, winning or losing isn’t that important. Of course, winning would be better. I hope that the coach would give me more time on court, or that I will be able to give Tracy McGrady several more assists, so that he will be able to score more points.” Then has he broken the ice with his teammates? “There’s no time, everyone is very busy. But before the match there will be a period of warming up, for everyone to get to know each other. But other than some celebrities, I’m rather familiar with the playing styles of Tracy McGrady and other basketball stars.”

Last month, Kris Wu even revealed his own basketball charity project, Extraordinary Court of Glory, which aims to provide underprivileged children who loved basketball with better basketball courts. While talking about this subject he was extremely serious. “Doing charity work is something I have planned to do for a long while, as a public figure, I ought to do my best to the full extent of my abilities in aiding even more people. There are many underprivileged kids who wish for better basketball courts, who wish for better basketball playing conditions, and it is this help that they are in need of.” As to why he picked basketball as his first step into charity, his reason was very simple - Passion. “I passionately love basketball, so I believe that I can persevere on, and I also have the enthusiasm to carry it out well.”

“Passion” - This word was brought up by Kris Wu not merely just once that day. “Music is an expression of myself. I’m devoted to performing onstage and interacting with fans, it’s something I’m very enthusiastic about.” “Being an actor is also a form of passion. Especially when putting in effort to portray a character, upon experiencing the feeling that he has been brought to life on the silver screen, a deep sense of accomplishment would be felt.” “Doing fashion related things are purely out of my own interest. For example being able to make more friends, or showcasing even better sides of me.” He even went to the extent of saying that his never ending energy all boiled down to that. “Actually there’s a lot of things on my plate, my daily schedule is constantly packed to the brim. Honestly speaking there will definitely be times that I will be tired, and without this passion it would really be extremely hard to persevere on. But if I genuinely like it, I would be able to tell myself to continue on.”

“However, I am not terribly fond of setting specific goals for myself, for example getting a certain award or such. There are many things which I want to do, and if I am like this it would be too hard on myself, I am afraid that it will extinguish this enthusiasm. I merely hope that I will be able to ensure that I will complete each day’s tasks to the best of my ability, to put my hundred percent into everything that I do.” Yes. The fruits of his passion are already present - we’ll let you in on a secret, Kris Wu said that what made him most happy recently was that “There are people who became fans of my acting because of Xiao Fei. That’s right, I also received letters from people telling me that they liked the way I dressed.” Up till this point he suddenly shifted to 4D mode, hitting his thigh and laughing, “See, now I have fans of my music, fans of my films, fans of my fashion, and fans of my basketball skills!”

Talking about his focus of work for the new year, he furrowed his eyebrows, “Right now I have many identities, singer, actor, model, charity…” after thinking for a moment he continued, “In the future I don’t know what else I will do, perhaps there will be even more surprises, even things that I would not have thought of, because there are endless possibilities that lie in the future. No one can be sure, one day I might become a director, who knows.”

Finally in closing he shared some words of wisdom, “Seize the opportunity while you are young and energetic to bravely do what you like, do not give yourself a chance for regret!”


How did you end up walking for Burberry (at the Burberry Fall 2016 Menswear show in January)?
Last year during the Met Ball I met Burberry designer, we left good impressions on each other, and after that I received the invitation to walk for Burberry. I have always been interested in fashion, and at that time I felt that I should take up this challenge. The biggest difference between watching the show and being on the runway is the participation level.

Honestly speaking, were you nervous before going on the runway?
Yes I was, because I really had no prior experience. In addition, that was an international stage, and the designer specially arranged for me to lead the finale of the show. Perhaps it looks easy when looking at others walking, but when you are the one walking, wow (face of horror), the pressure is definitely there. Especially at the end, walking in front, you would have to control the speed and pacing. But after going on the runway, I felt that the walk went rather smoothly.

What were you thinking of when you were walking? Did you think that you were especially handsome?
Nah, I just walked. After all, being a model, the important part is to showcase the clothes. Therefore I concentrated on smoothly completing the walk, so that the audience could focus on the clothes. Anyway models don’t usually have any expression, so I too didn’t have any expression while walking the entire time haha.

How would you rate model Kris Wu?
9 points (out of 10). Perhaps 9 points is a bit too high, so 8 points instead. (Why the deduction of 2 points?) I’m afraid I’ll get proud hahahaha, so I’ll leave some room for improvement. (Do you still want to walk (at fashion shows) again?) If I have the chance to, I would be very willing to do so once again.

We heard that you wanted to create your own line?
I hope that I will be able to start this year. It has been making gradual progress. It will be a very fashionable brand with a distinct character and good quality, a label which is in trend. (In the style direction of brands which are currently in trend?) Yes, because I really like street style, so the style direction of the brand will be a little more casual. (Will you participate in designing?) Of course. I will personally take part in about 80% of the designing process, only leaving the parts which require highly skilled professional work to my team.

What is it about fashion that has sparked your interest?
Extremely diverse, no borders, just like music. Also, I enjoy developing different sides of me, because different clothes give off a different style, wearing them would be different, and I really love this sense of freshness.

Watching a fashion show, walking for a show, Met Gala…. What other ambitions do you have fashion-wise?
The main thing now is that I’m creating my own line. Later on I still hope that I will be able to collaborate with even more designers, right now I’ve contacted some of my designer friends, I hope that (I’ll) be able to create things that are different, and fresh.

Previously when it was still snowing you still wore ripped jeans, so you kinda have an idol “packaging”?
It’s fine, I just hope that I will be able to showcase a good side of me towards everyone. That day was actually a mistake (hits thigh with an expression of regret), because the day before I ended work pretty late, and while setting aside my clothes I totally did not think that the weather would be that cold. I got a huge shock from being so cold first thing in the morning, really. At that time I was really regretful, and said why didn’t anyone tell me it would be that cold the night before. (Suddenly lowers voice) Actually I was informed, but I forgot.

Fans were all asking you to wear long johns, would you accept such an item?
In all honesty, from day to day life I probably would not be able to accept that. But while filming it was really too cold and hence it was necessary to wear them, I was fully thinking about their functionality. (Have you worn them recently?) Recently I haven’t been wearing ripped jeans much, I don’t dare to. [The experience] that day left me so cold till I was shivering.

Not long ago you were also a commentator for a basketball game, did you have any prior experience?
No, I had only tried it out at home for fun. I’d say stuff like “Great shot, that’s a good ball, this technique is such and such” (But there were people who said you commentated very professionally.) Really? (Shyly smiles with crinkled eyes) Honestly speaking right now I don’t have much time to keep up with matches, basically I rely on experience to comment on some technique-related stuff.

Have you noticed that a lot of guys have started to follow you?
Yes yes yes, I think it’s really fun. Recently there are guys who take the initiative to speak to me. As a public figure I definitely hope that more people will follow me, also when it is through basketball which I’m most passionate about, I’m genuinely very happy.

That’s right, how did you end up playing the role of Tang Monk in <Journey to the West: Demon Chapter>? The character differs from your real self greatly.
It’s because there’s such a huge difference that I wanted to take up the challenge. To be able to let others see my transformation and to hone my acting skills. Of course, there are also very important reasons - Tsui Hark is the director and Stephen Chow is the producer, so I felt that this was an excellent opportunity. As an actor, there was no reason for me to turn it down.

This time you shaved off all your hair for the sake of this movie. Do you think that you will be able to endure even greater sacrifice(s) for your acting career?
When it’s required for the script, I won’t have anything that I can’t sacrifice. Or at least, none I can think of now. To be a good actor, one must try out many things, and not place restraints on oneself.


Memory at 7 years old?
I was in first grade and still in Guangzhou, the only thing I remember was that at that time I probably liked playing soccer. (Why soccer?) Before I was 10 years old I didn’t like basketball, why was that so? I wasn’t tall enough, and couldn’t throw high enough into the basket.(Then when did you start to grow taller?) When I was 11, I shot up quickly. I started playing basketball at 10.

What were you doing 7 years ago?
7 years ago I was 18, I was probably studying in Canada or has just gone to Korea.

Plan for 7 years later?
I would be 32 years old, right now I haven’t thought of it but I hope that I would be able to live freely at my own will, do stuff that I want to do, singing, dancing, acting, various things. And also walk at fashion shows as a model, hahaha my new profession.

Is there anything that has accompanied you for 7 years?
Basketball, yes, other that basketball what else is there?

Something you have persisted in doing for 7 years?
Play basketball. And also my current career, from the time I entered the industry till now it’s been just about 7 years.

translation: @wu_yi_fan

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Jung Min on MTV Taiwan’s “I Love Idol”

English Translation by Yuk Yuen

JM: This is Park Jung Min, you are now watching “I love Idol”. yeah ~~

Commentator:
SS501 member Park Jung Min commenced his solo activities since 2010, besides releasing his solo albums and music, he had also gone to Taiwan long stay, filming a Taiwanese drama “Fondant Garden”.

This long stay allows him to improve his ability in Chinese tremendously. Last couple of years, he has been going to different countries to hold his solo concerts. Besides South America; he had gone to perform in France, Germany and Russia. This year, he participated in his first movie. 

He loves Taiwan a lot, and of course, he will visit Taiwan again to meet his fans who have been waiting for him for a long time. “I love Idol” is taking this chance to interview Park Jung Min.

We haven’t seen him for a long time, and he has a lot to say to us. Lets all welcome Park Jung Min. 

Ken: to day, “I love idol” welcomes Park Jung Min
JM: hello everybody, long time no see, this is Park Jung Min
Ken: right, this Park Jung Min even though has not come to Taiwan for a long time, his Chinese is still good. Just now, before the formal recording, he was reading from my script, and quite fluently. The 1st question, you read the 1st question now
JM: welcome to our long time no see Park Jung Min, firstly, say (…………) to everybody? ……(hu sou..) (**** JM read it wrong, should be jiao hu)
Ken: please say hello to everybody; Park Jung Min comes again~~~
JM: I am here
Ken: yeah, its been a long time you haven’t been here, right?
JM: long time no see, how long has it been?
Ken: Taiwan to Park Jung Min is a very familiar place, in here, #1, he has been here many times; #2, due to his filming, he had lived here for a long time; so, is there anything you love to do here?
JM: This time, a lot of staff members have not been here before, so, I really want to introduce Taiwan to them.
Ken: so, this time, the main purpose is to meet your fans again; and, you would also be a (little) tour guide for your staff members, and show them a round; so, next time, if I want to go to Russia, I have to go with you?
JM: correct, I previously did a European tour, and I was the first Korean artist to hold a concert in Russia. For me to be setting such a record means a lot to me - Russia
Ken: In Russia, you have to say annyeonghaseyo to fans
JM: Russia - hello - I forgot how to say it
*** both laughing off *****
JM: But I have to say thank you. I know how to say it
Ken: yes, you can say in English
JM: spasibo - (спасибо)
Ken: spasibo
Ken: so, that time, you were the first Korean artist to perform in Russia, how did you feel?
JM: I thought it would be very cold there; but it wasn’t, in fact, it was very warm; and of course, the fans are very enthusiastic. Before I went, I was told its really cold, and I was very worried. But when I got there, it was really warm. We were shocked.
Ken: we cant imagine, the problem is not whether its more cold or not. Yes. Good. Its because; you, who had gone to Russia, and held a fan meeting; and you had also done your European tour; and this time, you came to Taiwan again, to meet fans that you haven’t met for a long time; right, we all miss you a lot; 
JM: really? Show me your enthusiasm; show me your love~~
Ken: right, yes!
JM; Your love, I want to see ~~
Ken: after he said this, even the interpreter said “yes!” - so amazing!
Ken: this time, how did you feel towards your Taiwan fans?……(reading question#2 with Jung Min). What is most impressive?
JM: they made me feel very secured. I miss them most. My Taiwan fans, no matter where, is a group of supporters for me. When I see the fans who are at all times waiting for me wherever I go, I feel very secured. Its like seeing old friends, I am full of heart-felt warmth. 
Ken: when you fully support a certain artist, every time when you see him, and when he sees you, he feels very secured; all of you are very important, so, no matter whether its greeting at the airport, or during events, please try your best to attend. 
JM: This time, its my first time to perform the 2 sides of me
Ken: how do you feel about Park Jung Min?
JM: I hope he is a very passionate person
(** translator - Park Jung Min wants to be a passion………) (**** interpreter has not finished sentence)
Ken: what if its not Park Jung Min?
JM: No, no, if its not the real Park Jung Min, what kind of person would that be? Dark, dark…
Ken: dark, dark
JM: dark, dark; sexy sexy
Ken: sexy; sexy …. ah~~~
Ken: that is the other side of you that nobody knows
JM: that I dont know, its still unleashed …..
Ken: haha, unleashed?
JM: since have to go on stage, will be unleashed
Ken: ah…understand, understand. That is, (privately) you are still unable to do that. But on stage, you can be dark dark, and sexy sexy. This is because he told us he is unable to do that privately. But during your activities, you speak very good Chinese already. Do you want to learn some Taiwanese native dialect?
JM: Taiwanese native dialect? Taiwanese native dialect? I…… a little
Ken: Taiwanese native dialect? 
JM: I know a little. Its true
Ken: what do you know?
JM: “bor lo yong” (useless)
Ken: oh, bor lo yong - means useless
JM: more…more… “da bu man”
(Interpreter - ah - bad word, dirty word)
JM: bad word; dirty word..
Ken: this one, how come I dont understand?
(*** Ken and JM whispering and laughing)
Ken: oh, you sounded so accurate!
JM: haha
Ken: dont say it just like that, you will be beaten!
JM: really?
(commentator: so, looks like when everyone learns a foreign language, all start with bad words…..dear fans, dont try to guess what bad words Jung Min said, lets concentrate on teaching him some Taiwanese native dialects")
Ken: This is our usual native rap - Taiwan, like your “gong jang jang ….” (korean rap)
Shiu Zhai Shiu Zhai kia mei long long lai…..
Di Mei din bua lo lai bua ji lay jin lai hai
Tsui ki Ti-an go-a-hai ma-ju-ti-an gu-ma-mai
Mua Dua Ti-an go duo zhai hey! Jin li hai
(** Jung Min repeats after Ken)

Ken: Shiu Zhai, in modern terms, means a doctor (scholar)
Kai mei long long lai
JM: kia mei? 
(** JM points to the word “mei”)
Ken: mei, mei, do you know what that means?
JM: (**points to himself ) (** its mal)
Ken: oh yeah, yes, ah, congratulations, this is year of the mal
JM: right, its me, my year!
Ken: wish you all the best year of the mal 
JM: thanks thanks
Ken: this is your year, right
JM: its mine, its true
Ken: kia mei long long lai
JM: kia mei kia mei kia mei
Ken: yes, right, kia mei long long lai
(*** Jung Min repeats, then said the whole thing once)
Ken: wow, so impressive
Ken: Tsui ki Ti-an means tooth ache
Ken: ma-ju-ti-an means eyes ache
Ken: gu-ma-mai means put ointment here
Ken: Mua Dua Ti-an means…eh?
(JM touches his belly)
Ken: eh, you understand?
JM: yes
Ken: he recognises that word~~
Ken: go duo zhai - do you know what “duo zhai means”?
(Ken pointing to belly, JM also points to belly)
Ken: duo zhai means belly, right?
JM: belly
Ken: duo zhai Jin li hai (really impressive!)
JM: hey, jin li hai 
Ken: hey, jin li hai
JM: (raps) Hey!
(** Ken raps the whole thing using JM’s “Hey” tone)
JM: haha
Ken: hip-hop
JM: haha
Ken: Taiwan hip hop
JM: really?
Ken: you want to try? the ending here, if you know how, you can definitely stay in Taiwan, everybody will love you, adults and kids
Ken: (** raps, JM follows)
Ken: you can do it! you are awesome!
(commentator: Dai hao ren (Ken wu) - you are so talented! you can turn this rap into a hip-hop version, and Park Jung Min is really so good at languages; pretty good after learning it once only; and, perhaps, he’s even better than the average teenagers in Taiwan. Wonder if he wants to take part in a native Taiwan drama !)
Ken: Having such a busy schedule, and everybody really wants to find out , in your personal life, are you keeping contact with other members constantly?
JM: sometimes I do. Earlier, I went to Hyung Jun’s Fan Meeting, ah, its concert. I also went to record a drama OST in Korea
Ken: who do you contact most?
JM: Mostly contact person, should be Hyung Jun and Kyu Jong. 
Ken: so you are in contact with Hyung Jun.
Ken; good, in fact, there are a lot of supporters for SS501, and your Wan Dao princess (green peas); and of course, there are supporters for solo members, do you have anything in particular to say to them?
JM: thanks to all supporters of SS501, from now on, no matter whether its our solo activities, or one day, when we can all perform again on stage, please wait a little longer, please wait for our performance, I will deligently transform into a forever hardworking Park Jung Min; the other members would also work very hard, please support the other members as well. 
Ken: So. I know Park Jung Min loves to draw. Today, do you have anybody in mind that you want to draw?
(** JM nods his head)
Ken: do you want me to be your model?
JM: (nods) hmm
Ken: do you want me to? (trying to take off jacket)
JM: take off jacket?
Ken: oh, no need
Ken: I am sorry, can it be this way?
JM: (starting to draw) hmm, normally, Jeom Raeh, our little doggy at home
(** interpreter: their doggy at home is called “Jeom Raeh”, he is drawing his doggy Jeom Raeh)
Ken: so, I am your first model, first human model for you?
JM: correct
JM; finished
Ken: this is drawn by Park Jung Min, this is Ken Wu, drawn by Park Jung Min
JM; (clap hands) yeah
Ken: do I look like this?
Ken: unreal?
JM: unreal?
Ken: (referring to drawing) this looks a little better?
(commentator: Park Jung Min really knows how to draw, even though its first time drawing a human being, he’s drawn a much more handsome Da Ho Ren. Let Da Ho Ren keep that drawing. Hi fans, dont be impatient, we have asked Park Jung Min to draw another one for you! This one, he is drawing his doggy Jeom Raeh, isn’t that very cute. Whoever wants this, please log onto “I love idol” s FaceBook page, you may have a chance of taking this picture home. Today, we are really happy that we can meet with Park Jung Min, and we hope he can come to Taiwan for his future development. 

Something We Have to Say about Kris's Contract Termination with S.M. Entertainment

I’m not going to mention anything superfluous. This text I wrote only targets the other texts out there right now that are trying to brainwash people by defaming Wu Yifan (Kris). Firstly, every fan should be able to think critically instead of blindly accepting everything that is being said. Whether or not you support Wu Yifan, please finish reading this text patiently. If you are a Kris-only fan, I am confident that even without reading this piece, you will still stay by his side. If you’re a fan of the group but Kris biased, I believe that after reading it, you will have a deeper knowledge of the person you consider as your idol, and will be able to make a decision because it is indeed the time to choose a side to support. If you’re only the fan of one of the 11 other members, please read my words carefully anyways, and then zip your lips, give your attention to the one you’re a fan of instead, the ways are separate now so stop saying useless things.

1. I believe that it is “contract nullification”, not “contract revision”

Nothing much to say about this point. The exclusive news from Sina says that “On May 15th, EXO member Wu Yifan (@Mr_凡先生) officially filed a lawsuit, asking Seoul Central District Court to deem his contract with S.M. Entertainment invalid. The notice of acceptance for the case was revealed. The cause of action for Wu Yifan’s lawsuit against S.M. is the same as Han Geng’s back then: to nullify the contract between them.” This news article lays down the information very clearly, there’s no need for me to say more.

As for those who are, for “various reasons”, trying to confuse and mislead people, I believe that among you, there are surely some who truly love Wu Yifan. But please ask yourself this: don’t you love yourself more than you love him? And consider this: if he does go back, isn’t it yourself who will obtain more satisfaction and happiness than him? Put yourself in his shoes and think: if you were to create a ruckus and stick posters all over your company announcing that you’re quitting your job, but then return to the company bitterly, would you be treated well? Would your boss still trust you? Would your colleagues be kind with you?

To date, Wu Yifan has not said a bad word about the group or its members, has not came forward himself to criticize the company for its faults, and his lawyer has not blatantly publicized S.M.’s faults. Wu Yifan’s fans have been denouncing S.M.’s shameless acts and despicable means, but have not taken any initiative to attack the group or its members.

S.M. is blurring the focus, diverting the attention, washing itself clean, pouring dirty water over an ex-employee who even at this point did not say a single bad word about the company. Cruel and merciless without a single care for old ties. I want to know, just how selfish are those who still insist that Wu Yifan needs to go back? Do you really wish for him to be like “a mantis which raises its arms to stop an oncoming car” (futile struggle) all by himself? Is this what you mean by never leaving his side? Is this what believing in him means?

2. I disagree that SM is passive, on the contrary, about Kris’s contract nullification, S.M. has the complete initiative.

Firstly, why do I say that Wu Yifan having a new company is only “paranoia disorder” or “someone” trying to frame him, which means a statement without any proof? For one, Sina is only an internet media, it will release exclusive news if there is valuable information, and it won’t wait for any group to tell it that Wu Yifan is breaking the contract to publish the news. “Wu Yifan breaking the contract” is such hot news that any media who hears of it would want to give an exclusive coverage, it has nothing to do with the power of the so-called new company, but rather Wu Yifan’s choice of who releases the exclusive information to make the whole thing known to the public.

Secondly, why are Sina’s exclusive revelations not a “press release”? The definition of a press release: A press release is the patent of some news agencies. After gathering some important information through interviews, they will send it in text format to the medias all across the country using an unified method. This is what a press release is. What Sina has published can only be considered “media gossipy revelations”, and obviously this exclusive coverage is purely from paparazzi. As for the argument of Sina publishing the press release at 9:30 being a premeditated act, it’s impossible that Sina, as a professional media, would not know that the user activity level is the highest at two times of the day: AM before work and PM after work. Almost all of the exclusive revelations Sina made fall into these two time periods. As a professional media, of course Sina would choose a time where more users are active to reveal the information. So the time when the information was published is only a result of the instinctive choice of the media, and not because of premeditation by a team behind Wu Yifan.

Now let’s talk about the clever means of Wu Yifan’s so-called mysterious background team. If Wu Yifan really had a strong team supporting him from the shadows, then a real clever way would be to use his nationality to give S.M. a heavy blow. If they state that Wu Yifan, a good Chinese young man, was overworked by a South Korean company, was on the receiving end of various forms of oppression and had all his film offers declined for him, how could the people of our country not be filled with indignation? And if at this moment the new company, the so-called background team, stands up to support Wu Yifan strongly, fearlessly defending their artist from the powerful S.M., they would for one, get a lot of attention; for two, win the favor of the public; for three, convince Wu Yifan of their sincerity and make him grateful to them; three birds with one stone. But up until now, have we even caught a glimpse of this so-called background team?

Thirdly, according to what Mrs Qing has said, SM is only a “pure girl”, ignorant of worldly affairs and is unprepared for the “betrayal” of Wu Yifan. Dear all, please use your brain! Who do you take Wu Yifan for? Who is supporting SM at the back? When SM released the teaser of the new mini album, Wu Yifan has one single “the most handsome” focus. However, when the real MV released, this focus has been deleted. Wu Yifan’s fans thought a lot of times but didn’t know the reason. Why this focus which can bring in a lot of fans was deleted? It is obviously that SM don’t want him to go back at the early time. What’s more, for the teaser photo of the new mini album, all the other 11 members have close-up mug shots, while only Wu Yifan was a long shot full-body shot. If you are not a true love fan, you do not know what Wu Yifan looks like from this photo. SM is completely innocent? SM knows nothing about it? Then forget it. Wu Yifan changed his airplane ticket seven times in the midnight when EXO went back to Korea that day (It can be proved by the staffs working for airlines). We can imagine how struggled in his inner heart and there were some companies put obstacles in the way, letting him cannot make up his mind. It is SM Who made their mind, not Wu Yifan.

If it is in the usual time, no one will defend SM. Every member’s fans have complain about SM, but now some fans said some words against their wills. We only want to say to other members’ fans that what our idol has experienced, your idol has also experienced and will still experience it. When your idol is sick, you heart also hurts, don’t you? What you can do is just making “getting better as soon as possible” trend and you can do nothing to help him. You should hope SM can improve their treatment, not helping SM to deal with other artists. Let SM knows that it is better to leave SM, not “it has to be you”. Only let the company know how to cherish the artists can help the current artists.

3. Time: “The first tour will start soon, it is too selfish and never cares about the team if he leaves right now. Your teammates are also toilsome and why should you leave?

My idol has done his best for the past two years, but now it has been overlooked. Because of the SM Entertainment Company’s force, he has heart problem and cannot do any high intensity activities. For those who upbraided him with his ingratitude, compared Wu Yifan(Kris)’s contribution for opening the Chinese market and his fans’ money spent for SM with SM’s behavior and treatment, why is think Wu Yifan’s fans return good for evil? If you said you paid more than SM please tell us where those tens of billions WON profits come from? This is a modern harmonious society, not in ancient times that people should be sold into slavery. Why should you required him to be loyal since he endured a lot? For those who said his behavior would influence the first tour, my idol’s weight is few and he was used as a prop. At last, you feel sad for your idol’s toilsome, but my idol’s health is poor now why you still require him to work for SM? For your own idol and your selfish desire, you want him work for SM until he died. Who are selfish at heart? With two years efforts, he is tired now. Those who scolded him because of this, please tell me who is ruthless?

He made this desire after all the announcement activities in Chins has ended. We saw many news said he has poor health in those two weeks but he still endured.

If he leaves at the year before, he will be scolded because at that time the team is unfamous and he can’t endure the hardness with his teammates. He is selfish

If he leaves at now, he will be scolded because the first tour will be held right now. He is selfish.

If he leaves when they release their second album, he will be scolded because the team is in the rising time and it is very important. He is selfish.

If he leaves at the peak time of the team, he will be scolded because he use his team as a springboard. He is selfish.

If he leaves at the downturn of the team, he will be scolded because he leave at the time when the team is not as famous as before. He is selfish.

So only if he leave, he will be said selfish. If he stay in South Korea all his life and then he is unselfish.

To be blunt, because you don’t like him, so no matter what he did, you won’t like him. When he was in, he is an eyesore; when he was not in, there is no people to endure your angry. You put your own profits at the first place, and then why can you still criticize Wu Yifan at the height of morality?

S.M. took his voice into consideration, it would not have evolved into such an embarrassing situation. It is obvious that things have reached such a point where private communication is not viable and legal involvement is inevitable.

Undoubtedly, in a team, the leader tends to shoulder much pressure, if not the most. S.M. has thrown so many responsibilities onto him, but has failed to figure out how to relieve him of the pressure in case he crashes. He is 24, nearly the same age as us, and he pretends to be cool and fine. But his disease (chronic heart problem, to be more specific, chronic myocarditis) proves that he is far from being fine.

The Asian culture highly praise the virtue of obedience. However, if the rules and contract themselves are questionable, then someone must stand up to challenge them. For every human being, the basic human rights, such as health, payment, respect, etc., should be fought for and lived upon. It is encouraging that Kris is the first one in this team to stand up and make his voice heard through law because private communication has failed, to say NO to unequal rules and contracts. Even though taking the risk of being misunderstood or even blamed terribly, he broke the illusion and exposed the truth – behind their shining and glittering surface as stars, they are nothing but the dolls oppressed and manipulated by their company, nothing but their money-making machines.

Praise for Kris’s brave voice! Hopefully S.M. can treat every artist in this company equally and reflect upon their management techniques, and maybe one day S.M. would realize why its popular stars chose to leave one by one, or three at once.

At last, let’s borrow Kris’s written words posted yesterday. He said “螳臂挡车” (tang bi dang che). The literal meaning of this proverb is “a mantis raises its arms trying to stop an oncoming car”. In modern Chinese, it describes one trying to do what is beyond their ability. Compared to S.M., this huge machine, he is a small part. But people say “Long live the TRUTH and JUSTICE, wishing for a MIRACLE to happen”.


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For the person 青豚的鹿honey, I want to say something. She has received many scold few days ago. She is a real xx-only fan ,the same as 白鹭的KAI北鼻。They are SM’s hence-man, and they edit fake news to foment all the people. I hope all of you please do not believe what she said!

Yesterday she put a fake picture to vilify Wu Yifan go to the nightclub. (clear link:http://weibo.com/p/1001603710904473665487)

She also cut half of the news picture to blacken Wu Yifan’s name.  

Bobby Kept peeking from behind the stage hoping to see a familiar face. He kept doing this about every three minutes. It was starting to drive his hyungs insane.

“Yah, Bobby what are you doing man?” asked Dok2, wondering why he was so fidgety today.

“Nothing… just looking around.”

What he was secretly doing was checking if you had finally made it to see him perform today. Today was the day he would have his special concert stage for winning Show me the money 3.

At first he was so sure you would be there so he was calm the whole day, but about an hour a ago you texted him. Telling him you weren’t exactly sure you would be able to make it on time or if you could even show up at all today.

He was anxiously moving around back stage, this really meant a lot to him and he wanted to enjoy this moment with his special half, you.

“Calm down, she’ll make it.” Bobby heard a voice behind him assuring him you’d be there for him. Bobby turned to see Tablo, and Masta Wu, they knew about your relationship but decided to keep it a secret for you two.

“Stand by to go on stage in 5 minutes.” they heard one of the pds telling them.

Bobby let out a deep sigh and got ready to go on stage.

You were out in the parking lot running like crazy to make it into the building on time at that moment.

The music was blasting loud and Bobby had stepped on stage, he couldn’t spot you in between the crowd. He was a bit upset but he had to be professional about it, after all the show must go on. He started rapping and the crowd went crazy, little did he know you were amongst the crowd cheering him on like crazy.

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He went backstage to change his outfit, his hyungs told him he did really well on stage and he smiled.

“Yah! Kim Barbie!” He heard a teasing voice calling him from behind.

He quickly turned around there you were waving back at him with a big smile as you held a Bobby fan banner in your hands.

He ran up to you and hugged you, you wrapped your arms around his neck and rested your head on his shoulder.

“I thought you weren’t gonna make it.” he said.

“Of course I would make it! I wouldn’t miss it for the world.” You assured him you’d always be there for him.

He put on a serious face and stared down at you, “Yah, what did you just call me earlier?” he asked.

“uh? What?” you said pretending to be innocent.

“You know what you said. Don’t play innocent with me.”

You looked up at him, and teasingly smiled at him, “Kim BAR-BIE”

Bobby put his forehead up against yours and starred intently into your eyes.

“ Look little miss, don’t tease me. Or you’ll have to deal with me later.” he said.

“3 minutes stand-by!” a pd shouted.

He separated his forehead from yours and kissed you forehead.

He then whispered into your hear, “We’ll deal with this later.”

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