Can someone please stop the Taecyeon-Yoona scandal?June 7, 2010
I thought I was on my own thinking this. I’ve been wanting to write about the scandal for days now but I held back. At first, the Taceyeon-Yoona thing was kinda cute. Two idols from different agency have this love scandal. Love scandals are usually partly true. I have nothing against Taecyeon and Yoona dating but the constant news about it is starting to get so annoying. No offense to the pro Taecyeon-Yoona, but I don’t actually see a chemistry in them. I think the hype around them is just that the two are the most popular member of their respective groups.
The scandal started late last year. I don’t actually know when. I just suddenly saw in a news portal that a Gayo festival will feature 2pm and SNSD in a special with Taecyeon and Yoona as lead. I was surprised to be honest. After all those times, I thought the love connection was between Yoona-Khun and Sunny-Taecyeon. But I guess I was wrong.
I don’t know if the Taec-Yoona scandal actually became a scandal (Yoon Eun Hye – Kim Jong Kook, Lee Hyori – Kim Jong Kook – Park Yejin, Lee Joon – Hyomin). For a scandal to be a “scandal”, people have to approve. I mean I never really felt it with the fans. I just kept reading about it in allkpop. I really think its all just hype since 2pm and SNSD, were at the time of the gayo festivals, the most popular group.
A lot of Korean shows actually got hooked with the scandal and featured it in their shows. I never really cared about it to be honest. Even though allkpop have been posting articles about them. Taecyeon and Yoona just didn’t really have that charisma. That spark that would hold the scandal on its own. It’s not trying to want you to know more about their scandal. It’s more like, “Hey, it’s Yoona and Taec. They’re the most popular in SNSD and 2pm and they have a scandal. Let’s know more because their popular.” Know what I mean?
I have this philosophy: “if you don’t like it, just ignore”. I’m a frequent visitor in allkpop. And I’ve been ignoring the Taecyeon-Yoona articles because the scandal didn’t really got to me. But as the weeks and months go by articles are posted one by one and they all are saying the same thing. I was seriously getting annoyed. Is there nothing else to report in allkpop? Just what happened yesterday. I wanted to know why Inkigayo was cancelled. And when I went to the site, the infamous Taecna was there. A few minute later, another article about them.
It’s not just the Korean media who’s at fault. The main leads of the scandal should also be blame. Well, actually, just Taecyeon. Yoona never really did anything to add to the scandal. I heard that Taecyeon told the news people that the scandal isn’t true and that Yoona and him are just friends. According to him, the media are just blowing things out of proportion. And then after that news, we found out that he gave Yoona a perfume for her coming of age celebration thing (not really familiar with this Korean event). I think it was in Family Outing.
I don’t get Taecyeon’s line of reasoning. He states that he’s sick of the scandal and there’s no truth to it but he keeps doing things that will say otherwise. Yes, friends give each other gifts but does it have to be in front of the camera? He knows people are already hovering over their shoulders then he gives out this gesture that contradicts what he just said. To be honest, I think he’s loving the attention and I’m really sad for him for being like that. A normal person who says that he doesn’t want the scandal would lie low and just back away.
I’m sorry to 2pm fans, Taecyeon’s image (at least for the not so die-hard fans of 2pm) is really deteriorating. 2pm has not bounce back from the conference thing where they were labelled as “Traitor Idols”. They should actually be working hard to gain back everything that they lost. Pride, integrity, & loyalty. 2pm as 6 members isn’t actually accepted. The moment fans stops cheering Jaebeom’s name will be the only time 2pm finds a new beginning.