It’s rather ironic that one elusive K-ent star who is rarely photographed in recent years showed up to send off an embittered K-ent star who is in the news way too often lately in a negative light. Singer-actor Kim Hyun Joong, who so happens to be Hallyu superstar Bae Yong Joon‘s protege after signing with his agency KeyEast a few years ago, enlisted in the army for his mandatory military service on May 12th. Accompanying him was his agency president Bae Yong Joon, along with Kim Hyun Joong’s devoted fans from around Asia who came just to bid their idol a supportive farewell.
Kim Hyun Joong’s baby drama with his ex-girlfriend continued to spiral this past week rather than dying down, with new back-and-forth between the two sides – the ex claims she actually miscarried Kim Hyun Joong’s child last year during the period around the assault allegations, while Kim Hyun Joong’s side claims she was actually paid off a considerable amount of compensation last year already (rather than accepting nothing but a sincere apology) and is asserting her lawsuit now against him for emotional distress is nothing but a shakedown. At this point there is nothing worth adding as commentary to this mess other than hoping it’s resolved out of the news cycle now that Kim Hyun Joong has shipped off to the army. I’ve never been this relieved to see someone enlist.