“So Hee’s ahujussi fans are really scary.” That was what Kim Bum felt as the sudden kiss scene has turned into a nightmare for him.
And Kim Bum believes that the increase in anti-fans is not because of him and he didn’t know that there would be such an adverse reaction following the movie trailer release. This was followed by attacks on his cyworld where So Hee’s ahjussi fans posted messages like, “Did you really kiss her?” “Let go of our So Hee” plus some vile messages which can’t be printed and prompted him to shut down his cyworld.
The distributor, Cinemaservice expressed, “We are really shocked at the reaction and attacks towards Kim Bum following the release of that kissing scene in the movie trailer. Although we are happy on one hand to see the movie getting some attention, we hope that constructive criticism is directed towards Kim Bum’s acting and not the person itself.”
They also expressed amazement at how the contrast in popularity between Kim Bum and So Hee is at the present moment. Last spring, at the opening of the movie press conference, Kim Bum was so popular that minders had to usher his female fans away while So Hee was just a new girl group member.
But few months later in this winter, Wonder Girls “Tell Me” has turned into a national phenomenen while Kim Bum has gotten anti-fans because of So Hee.
JYP Entertainment expressed, “We hope that when the movie goes on air in January 2008, Kim Bum and So Hee will have a complementary effect on each other and receive lots of love from everyone at the same time.”