Since the news of Jung Hyung Don pairing up with So Nyeo Shi Dae member Kim Tae Yeon on MBC We Got Married broke yesterday, fans and netizens alike have gone berserk and hyper over the most unlikeliest pairing.
In an interview with the PDs of We Got Married, “Jung Hyung Don and Tae Yeon completed their first recording on the 5th. Despite the on-going media union strike, we were able to complete the filming of their first meeting with the hiring of contract workers.” This will be Hyung Don’s second “marriage” on the show, having gone through a divorce with Saori due to a clash in personality early last year. Hyung Don and Tae Yeon who have a age difference of 11 years will replace the outgoing Ant couple, Crown J and Seo In Young.
Jung Hyung Don who has already quite a number of anti-fans with his obnoxious behavior, will have realized that the number has just multiplied overnight following this. More than 2000 messages were left on the MBC official website, stating their disbelief and horror, with some death threats even.
“It’s almost bordering on teen prostitution. Strongly object to their make-believe marriage”, “Really can’t understand why did they pair them up in the first place where there is such a large age gap between them. They should pair up those who can lead a normal make-believe marriage life”, “Is marriage a plaything to them (production team)? Are they hoping to cash in on the popularity of idol stars for ratings?”, “Going to finish you (Hyung Don) off”, “Make sure there is no skinship”, “Be careful when you walk on the streets at night.”
But there were sensible fans too, “Don’t spoil Tae Yeon’s image by bringing Hyung Don down”, Don’t be a low-grade Tae Yeon fan”, “This is only make-believe variety”, with most hoping that the negativity is toned down.
Tae Yeon also gave her thoughts about recording We Got Married during a SNSD group interview on the 5th. She expressed, “It was a recording with our first meeting in mind so it didn’t felt like a make-believe marriage yet. I am not sure what will happen in the future since it’s a reality program. During the filming, I felt that Hyung Don oppa was a very interesting person.”
Actress Lee Yoon Ji who forms another couple on We Got Married with Super Junior member, Kangin has also been troubled by his fans, who left messages at her Cyworld minihompy, telling her to keep skinship to the minimum.