[article][Forbes] I almost didn’t share this write-up. But hey — what would Rain do? (8/12)

Cloud cover by: Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^

I almost didn’t share the article below.

Not because there’s anything wrong with it — there isn’t. It’s well written and researched (with the exception of one small error) and gives Rain and his superb acting chops what they deserve. It’s a great write-up!

The problem was I recognized the writer as someone who, in 2013, repeatedly posted articles containing blatant lies from bad media sources about Rain’s military service and helped spread damaging things that weren’t remotely true. And, when truths came out days, weeks, and months later, when government and army reps confirmed Rain had not taken excessive vacation days, Rain had not bunked off his service, Rain had not been out drinking with his fellow soldiers but eating with his higher-ups across town instead, when I had receipts that soldier Rain DID indeed fill out his proper paperwork and did take his DEMA interview (the video itself is HERE), none of those articles were updated and no additional articles about Rain’s innocence were offered to those readers.

In fact, as much as six months later, this person was still smugly referring to the old accusations as truth in new, random articles that had nothing to do with the subject. And, those old articles are still out there for anyone to find and believe.

Yes, many journalists were doing the same thing. That fact doesn’t exonerate one (or any of them).

But, hey. We all know what Rain would do — he would let it go. Just not forget.

So, I’ll do the same. Besides, he deserves for this Forbes article to be shared and as his supporters, we deserve to simply enjoy it. There is enough anger in the world as it is, right? ^@@^


“Although he’s one of the first true Hallyu stars, Rain is never one to be satisfied with past accomplishments. His Welcome 2 Life role only confirms how relevant an actor he can be.”

Forbes 8/12/2019 —

Longtime Hallyu Star Rain Shines In Fantasy Drama ‘Welcome 2 Life’

A whole decade before BTS made Hallyu history on the U.S. charts, with their record-breaking k-pop releases, another Korean singer made waves in the U.S. by winning a coveted MTV award for acting. That singer-dancer-actor was Jung Ji Hoon aka Bi Rain, who snagged the award for his second Hollywood film Ninja Assassin.

Rain personifies the entertainment label of being a “triple threat,” having released six Korean albums and one Japanese album, plus 28 singles. He is so popular in China that his 2019 concert was the first major performance of a Korean star in China since political tensions over the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAD) treaty between the U.S. and South Korea prompted the Chinese government to ban Korean performers in 2016. He’s toured the world several times, as well as appeared in several Korean films and Korean and Chinese television dramas, most recently his current k-drama, Welcome 2 Life(con’t)

» You can read this article in its entirety on the Forbes online news site HERE.

~ by Cloud USA on November 10, 2019.

3 Responses to “[article][Forbes] I almost didn’t share this write-up. But hey — what would Rain do? (8/12)”

  1. OMGoodness! I have never come across ANY articles correcting this information!

    I only “discovered” Rain in 2014 and every bio I read (except on fan cites) included that he was guilty of too many vacation days because of meeting up with his girlfriend Kim Tae hee. Most articles did say that he did not join his juniors who went to a “massage parlor” (or somewhere seedy like that).

    So I went back to Wikipedia just now and they have corrected their info BUT they don’t say implicitly that these accusations/allegations were made and are proved false. Instead it just says:

    “In January 2013, Rain confirmed that he was dating actress Kim Tae-hee,[122] which then caused an investigation into whether his dating had broken military rules during his mandatory military service.”

    It doesn’t say that the investigation exonerated him. 😦 That sucks!


    • Yeah, it does suck. I’m just glad that we were there to go through every step of his enlistment “with” him and that I documented everything because that means I can pull out receipts and get people or press told off when I need to. He was done wrong by netizens and the Korean press AND the Army from almost the second he stepped out of boot camp until months after his discharge, when all he tried to do was serve quietly and faithfully. If he wasn’t so stubborn and determined, he never would have made it through it. The January 2013 “scandal” was only one of many things he had to endure.

      Puts a bug in my ass even now, thinking about it. I could chew steel nails in half.

      Stephe ^@@^


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