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My view of Jonghyun, k-pop idol who supports Equal Rights

Hello, after my post on Jonghyun I went back and read my other k-pop posts. I discovered that earlier this year I had written a post that talked about Jonghyun and Taemin kissing.

Many months ago Jonghyun kissed Taemin at a concert. There has been some debate over whether it was for the fans. It was a Japanese concert and in Japan many females read manga about homosexual males. It is a popular genre, and maybe like looking in on a forbidden world (I never read this kind of manga). There was huge backlash from the kiss. South Korea  is very conservative and the Jongtae petition was started to try and kick Jonghyun and Taemin out of the group.

But what surprised me was this next quote.

I would like to think that someday after SHINee is over Jonghyun and Taemin will come out and inspire others who might think themselves alone.

While, I didn’t get exactly what I wanted, Jonghyun did inspire the LGBT community. In the post, I argued Jonghyun and Taemin might be gay (I deleted most of the argument), but this doesn’t really matter. A person doesn’t have to be gay to support Equal Rights. You notice that I said “after SHINee is over,” as I really didn’t want either Jonghyun or Taemin to hurt their career. It is more powerful, however, that Jonghyun acted while he was in the spotlight, and fully knowing it could hurt his career.

It feels like my wish resonated with Jonghyun, and he showed that he could do it better. I cannot say how much Jonghyun impressed me. Since then, I have been watching the k-pop news, hoping for information. I have no idea how much impact this will have on SHINee. I wonder, if the other band members are mad at him. All this focus on SHINee has me feeling like a teenage fangirl.

I have found translations of his twitter posts, and Jonghyun seems fine. Perhaps I should stop worrying. I doubt that this will be the end of SHINee. After Jonghyun kissed Taemin there was controversy too. SHINee went on to win Artist of the Year at the Melon Awards.

Hopefully my teenage fangirl days are over soon. I wasn’t even a fangirl when I was a teenager.

Today I am deciding the music video Sherlock is best to post,

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