JYJ’s Park Yoochun, starring in the drama “Three Days,” has brought about a magnificent fandom for the ‘Tae man’ in China, once again realizing the scope of his popularity.
On April 15, C-JeS Entertainment said, “In China, Park Yoochun’s popularity is explosive. Putting together ‘Tae’ from his ‘Three Days’ character name Han Tae Kyung and the word ‘man,’ the term ‘Tae man’ was coined. On major Chinese portal site Baidu, the members in Park Yoochun’s fan community number 230,000.”
Such is the power of the lead actor in a series. With Park Yoochun’s popularity, fans in China gathered roughly 200 million won (approx.. $192,000) and bought a billboard by the front gate of a shopping center in Beijing. On the billboard that spans roughly 10,700 square feet, the fans wrote, “365 days, 8760 hours, 525600 minutes, 31536000 seconds. We want to see you every single day. We hope Yoochun’s new drama ‘Three Days’ becomes a huge hit, and we congratulate you in advance.”
Micky Baidu Bar’s Auntie Group had a 20-second fanmade video playing on the LED screen of a city building in Gangnam, Seoul
A lot of Chinese people are excited about South Korean entertainers.
China’s love for South Korea has not stopped there. On March 5 it became a widely known fact that fans of idol group JYJ’s Park Yoochun gather funds worth about 200 million won to buy billboards on the busy streets of Beijing. The reason is for supporting Park Yoochun’s new drama ‘Three Days’.
There are apparent evidences of how hot the Hallyu wave is in China lately. While it became widely known that of Beijing commercial area these outdoor billboards are on the scale of approximately 300 pyeong, the local media estimating that fans had needed to make use of the cost of about 200 million won at the least. Jamming downtown Beijing, the advertising slogan of Park Yoochun fans ran like this:
‘365 days, 8760 hours, 525600 minutes, 31536000 seconds, We are thinking about you every day. For Park Yoochun’s new drama, Congratulations in advance on the big hit.’
SBS Broadcasting Centre building in Seoul
Jianguo Gate Outer Street in Beijing
Credits: DC PYC Gall + Hi汤小摩
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