It is Big space Star Kim Heechul’s birthday today!! Saengil Chukahae!!
Heechul is currently doing his military service so all his fans are quite missing him. But that hasn’t stopped them from celebrating his birthday. Many videos have been dedicated to this star by Petals – Heechul’s fans.
But Heechul known for his 4D personality decided to sacrifice something to get a message across to everyone in this idol crazed world. K World with the sparkling stars is just not all glam and shine. There are many dangers and barriers in this K Entertainment. Some are from their tight back breaking schedules. Others are from Anti Fans who hate some stars and strive to make em pay for just existing in this world. And some are Sasaeng fans/stalker fans. These fans follow their idols night and day right from their home to office to what not places. Sometimes stars try to avoid these fans and protect their private space. Sadly 9 out of 10 times this leads to a hurt party either the sasaeng fans or the idols themselves. There are also cases where some taxis or car rentals take the foreign fans on an organized Sasaeng tour to follow the idols 24/7 with some ‘monetary benefits’ for themselves *geesh is this a guided tour to intrude on someones personal life?*
There have been accidents and hurt body and mind. Kim Heechul decided to sacrifice his world famous twitter account @heedictator to this cause. Just a little while before his 30th birthday he tweeted the following and closed his account.
Please do not follow me to my house or to my ward office. I thought that I became a bit more good-hearted now that I’m 30, but I guess that’s just not for me. I still feel the after effects of my accident, and it’s frightening to put my life on the line and drive away as if I’m running from something. I know this sounds arrogant, and I know people may be disappointed, but I only have one life to live. It’s my fault for being unable to be more understanding. And to all you [taxi drivers], please don’t rip off foreign fans who don’t know any better. Taking advantage of young kids with smiles on your faces make you guys look like thugs. In closing, I just hope that victims like this will not arise again. I will live quietly for the next year, without tweeting anything. I will see everyone in a year. Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday.
Seriously a sad farewell and most of his fans will be weeping to lose their star and his communication platform. But Heechul has decided to take a break and to save himself from some trauma. I admire how brave he is and he doesn’t mince words. He states the fact and also decides that all those sasaeng fans need a knock back to reality. Will those fans be ok if someone follows you around throughout the day? Heechul must have been scared for his and those fans safety and thus he took a drastic action to drive some sense into people’s mind.
Many Petals are sad that this happened on his 30th birthday but all is not lost. Many have continued cheering him with lots of lovable MVs for his birthday..
I especially love this one which shows how lovely some fans can be!
Seeing the last video reminds one that following an Idol or an Actor round the clock is not the way to show your undying love. I really hope that Heechul’s sacrifice will serve as a wake up call to all those fans.
And some of his precious photos which brings a smile ^_~ Evergreen youth!
Missing you loads Heenim! Come back soon!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!