Thursday, June 09, 2011

[Article] Controversy About Hyun Joong's Height

Does height really matters? Well, I guess to some yes. ^^ But who cares for so long as it has nothing to do with personality and performance.

Much thanks to xiaochu for translating this news again on Quainte501. Been looking for translation since I read this last night.

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[News] Kim HyunJoong ”Height is 181cm.. Foot is Thick, Can’t Use Heel Inserts”
Credits : starnews + (English Translation) xiaochu @ Quainte501.com

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Idol group SS501 member Kim HyunJoong explained with regards to his height controversy.

His agency told StarNews on 8-June “(Kim) HyunJoong said that his height is 181cm.”

He said “HyunJoong’s top of the feet is thick therefore he couldn’t use heel inserts.”

Regarding that his height was stated as 182cm in his official profile in websites, the agency replied “It was the information from the previous agency so we don’t know why it was so. His height of 181cm is correct.”

When being questioned if Yoo JaeSuk used heel inserts during the broadcast at that time, he responded “We didn’t check with Yoo JaeSuk’s agency so we do not know.”

Kim HyunJoong was surrounded by height controversy when an online community posted a post title ‘Seems like Kim HyunJoong lied about his height’.

In the post, a photo of Kim HyunJoong in SBS ‘Sunday is Good – Running Man’ broadcasted on 5-June was included. In the photo, Kim HyunJoong looks almost the same height as 175cm Yoo JaeSuk, driving a controversy about his height.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

just take the rest of the SS501 members as a guide! if hes really 175cm he would be shorter than YS but hes obviously taller, almost same height as KJ. and KJ is 182cm so unless you say KJ is lying as well, which is impossible.

Anonymous said...

hehe @Anonymous 9:21,, i like ur explanation !!
he is much taller than me i am 175!!
its all a missunderstanding maybe because the angle of the cam, compare the others as well!!

i think people are soo free and they R just envious that they can't catch anything on him keke..loosers
<3 u oppa we don't care if ur short or tall!!!

Anonymous said...

How come they didn't question whether it was Yoo Jae Suk who wore some high heel, but question KHJ's height instead.

Anonymous said...

These ppl have nothing better to do, I guess! KHJ's getting all these attention so they wanted attention too by saying absurd stuffs about him! Anyway, if he's that short, those guys that are in his FC team would be short too, isn't it? C'mon, netizens, the guy'd been around in public for more than 6 years and only now you think he'd been lying about his height? Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

This is crazy...
HJL is taller or about the same height with some other idols who said to be 180 cm as well(a lot of big names)
if this true then its mean those idols lying as well

I think its camera angle
I'm 170 and my sis is 165 but we looks about the same height when we walk together.

kanojokhj said...

This is really hilarious !!
I mean... .1 cm of difference and KHJ has a scandalous title in a community...

They must be kidding, right?

If he is shorter or taller thatn 1.81, it does not really matter :D he is a magnificent and talented person:D

Anonymous said...

We all know KHJL is taller than Youngsaeng and Maknae. If KHJL is 175 cm. then what about the rest of the members. This article is really ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

This time-wasting argument has absolutely nothing to do with his talent and ability but just another obvious smearing campaign by someone with a hidden agenda. In case you didn't realize it, you've just made everyone in SS501 a lot shorter. Way to go and get a life!

Jennifer said...

I'm so annoyed by this news! If you watch the episode its OBVIOUS that Jaesuk has inserts in because he's usually the same height as Sukjin, but on this episode hes noticeably taller and still not quite at Hyun Joongs height! I wish everyone would just leave celebrities alone about their height it's ridiculous. If someone isn't tall enough you'll make fun of their height so they say they are a bit taller and as a result people try to seem taller all the time so stuff like this happens!! But whose fault is it for making people think they are inferior if they are shorter! ughhh I wish people would just leave the whole height thing alone! Let them be who they are, you dont have to be 180 to be good looking and talented.

Ji Pone said...

This is impossible. That is not matter whether he is 182 or not. We should recognize his talent charms and hardworking images. In BOF, his height is taller than kim bum and kim jun and almost same as lee min ho. In SS501 all the members'height are seemed the same except YS. So it is truth that he is 181cm.

Anonymous said...

ALL OF THESE COMMENTS ARE TRUE TO THE CORE! ONE THINGS FOR SURE... HIS FEET ARE DEFINITELY THICK ON TOP. I NOTICE IT RIGHT AWAY IN PICTURES AND HIS FILMS. SO THESE EXPLANATIONS ARE CURRENT AND ACCURATE. GODSPEED EVERYONE!