This week on June 22nd was Hallyu superstar actor Lee Min Ho‘s 34th birthday (35 in Korean years), and honestly he still looks like the same tall boyish cutie that stole my heart with his breakthrough drama 12 years ago in Boys Before Flowers. He was just 22 then, totally can’t believe how fast time flew! For his birthday, his fans around the world sent presents galore to him and he thanked his fans by posted a panoramic shot of him surrounded by the mountain of presents and flowers. He actually did the same thing last year as it appears his fans always shower him with birthday gifts. Unfortunately this year, as with last year, the general K-netizens have a negative reaction to Lee Min Ho’s largesse. They think it’s tacky that he’s still accepting gifts from fans, in recent years many stars have released statements about no longer accepting gifts in order that fans especially young ones don’t spend excessive amounts on them. I think if Lee Min Ho’s fans want to spend money on him he can accept and I don’t think he is obligated to join the stars refusing gifts but it will put him in the minority as South Korea continues to move towards curbing consumption and star worship.