Lee Jung Jae gets asked a question on his fame by American reporter despite 30 years of top star history

Article: "How's it feel to be popular?" Debate over question asked by American reporter to Lee Jung Jae

Source: Everyday Economy via Naver

1. [+2,253, -31] I don't know if this is anything to get uncomfortable about. Even Lee Jung Jae didn't seem to mind. Just let it go with an open mind.

2. [+1,318, -34] He did gain popularity, though. He went from 50 million people knowing him to 5 billion people, that can't be the same.

3. [+736, -20] Well, this article title is wrong because she never asked the question "How's it feel to be popular?" and I think it's a question that's appropriate for a reporter to ask anyway... Lee Jung Jae may have been acting for 29 years but it's fine that Americans don't know him. It's not like we expect the entire world to know about Song Hae just because he's been on our TV for decades?

4. [+212, -8] I don't know what's so problematic about this

5. [+180, -10] Isn't this an appropriate question for an American reporter? Why so sensitive?

6. [+40, -1] She's an American reporter, of course she's talking about his popularity in the US. It makes us look cheap if we get too mad over things like this.

7. [+38, -3] Well, most reporters do some preliminary research before interviewing people, so it is a bit of a weird question for her to ask it. It's like she didn't do any minimum of research at all.

8. [+25, -1] Americans are going to be more shocked if they find out who his girlfriend is...

9. [+17, -1] All this aside, I do agree that the reporter should've done some research beforehand


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1. [+31] Look at Lee Jung Jae's eyes when he looks at her, I think any Korean would be able to recognize what he's thinking!!!!

2. [+30] I can see why Lee Jung Jae could find the question ridiculous... but I don't think the reporter had any ill intentions or was looking down on him. Just think of it as an incident of ignorance and move on.

3. [+27] I wonder what it feels like to get a question like this after living almost 30 years as a top star in Korea ㅋㅋ

2. [+1] He's been a top star in Korea for decades already ㅋㅋ even his girlfriend is at the top of chaebol groups ㅎ

4. [+24] It's even more hilarious to me because he answered her question seriously ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+17] Please just laugh it off. Reporters have been known to ask controversial questions to get exclusives and all that. Lee Jung Jae's response was well spoken and appropriate, befitting of someone with millions of international fans behind him 👏

6. [+9] Seems like a reporter who doesn't even do basic research

7. [+7] Perhaps Korean dramas and movies will need 10 more years of success internationally for us to stop getting questions like this

8. [+6] The question would've been fine if it was asked by anyone else but a reporter ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ but the fact that she's a reporter makes it an issue because she didn't do any research beforehand. 

9. [+4] He has always been famous since 'Sandglass' but ok...

10. [+1] The audacity of this reporter

11. It's totally a question that undermines his acting career ㅡㅡ everyone in their forties remembers his scene in 'Sandglass' ㅜㅜ