Kim Bum has attitude problems?

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Newsen via Nate

1. [+125, -17] Kim Bum's known for being a rude little ba$tard ㅋㅋ Lee Soon Jae said in an interview once that there's a certain young male actor who will sit in his car all day without showing his face unless it's his turn to shoot his scene. When they were filming High Kick together.

2. [+91, -12] This is the ba$tard that calls mister Lee Soon Jae as Lee Soon Jae-ssi

3. [+62, -12] Did he eat something wrong to have caught the virus..

4. [+16, -6] ㅋㅋㅋㅋ What are the fangirls shielding him for? It's not like his face is on Won Bin's level, nor is his acting any better. ㅋㅋㅋ He should be damn lucky he got into Jo In Sung and Song Hye Gyo's drama with his acting skills ㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+14, -6] I used to work as a part time staff on the movie 'I Like it Hot' and he really was rude.. He was a high school student at the time and he would always be smoking and spitting on the floor...


If you're just as confused as me.... His press con photos were posted on Pann so I checked to see what the response was like over there.. and they were more or less similar.

"There are so many rumors of his bad attitude, are they true?"

"I used to like him during Boys Over Flowers. Even when I worked in broadcasting at the time and rumors of his bad attitude were at their height, I never really believed it. That is until I saw Goo Hye Sun and the other guys going around greeting staff while Kim Bum stayed locked in his car, nodding his head a bit when greeted by other staffㅋㅋㅋ"

"He's rude. I'm watching this drama purely for Jo In Sung, but the thought of having to see Kim Bum and Jung Eun Ji pisses me off ㅡㅡ"

"I remember there was an F4 cast meeting and Kim Bum's attitude was so rude.... Even Kim Joon was ignoring him."


I ended up looking it up on Naver and there are all sorts of weird related search terms next to his name like 'Kim Bum Hamburger', 'Kim Bum Psychopath', 'Kim Bum Attitude'..

They're basically all rumors written by former classmates describing how although he studied hard and got good grades, he was an iljin that treated people like crap, beat classmates up, etc. The hamburger one specifically is about someone giving him a hamburger after class and him throwing it in the trash in front of them.

There's no proof to any of the rumors other than a couple sticker pictures of him with ex-girlfriends or whatever, which you can see here.

Kim Bum apparently addressed the rumors himself by apologizing instead of giving an award speech for his 2010 SBS New Star Award.

In February 2012 interview, he said, "I deliberated over what to do for a while until I got up on stage. I wanted to receive the congratulations of the crowd and express my gratitude, but I knew that apologizing was my priority at the time. After I was done with the filming, I showed young, immature actions amidst the many great memories I made so I had to ask forgiveness for that. I wanted to reach out to every single person that I had unintentionally hurt through my thoughtless actions and apologize to them."

On the rumors surrounding his attitude that continue to plague him today, he said, "I have heard of the rumors. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't concerned. I'm the type that acknowledges hateful comments on the internet but tries to not let it get to me. I'd be too sorry to the people who still believe in me if I were to get shaken up by each of those rumors. I have of course reflected and learned from my immature days, and I'm now just aiming to show myself through my works. I'll do my best not to hurt the people who support me." (Sports Seoul)