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Kim Joo Na talks about her brother Kim Soo Hyun

By alim17   Monday, September 12, 2016   215,034   20,451   0



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The showcase for Kim Joo Na's debut single 'Summer Dream' took place on September 12, and of course the rookie singer was asked about her older half-brother, Kim Soo Hyun.

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When asked about this, Kim Joo Na said, "Honestly, I believe this question could be an immensely heavy question to me.  Firstly, what comes to mind when reports about my family come out is that my brother worked extremely hard alone to rise up to his status. He had a hard time rising up there, but I'm honestly a rookie and had not debuted at the time, so it was hard for me when those reports came out.

"Firstly, still, he is my brother.  I really had a huge desire to become a younger sibling of whom my brother would not be ashamed.  Additionally, I support my brother a lot and hope he keeps on pressing hard toward victory, so I would really like him to be successful." 

When asked what image she wants to gain after debut, Kim Joo Na said, "I ended up coming out with the title 'solo artist Kim Joo Na,' right?  I probably won't be able to take off the tag related to my brother, but I still want to work harder as the solo artist Kim Joo Na and become a singer who has good promotions; please look after me."

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matchachiffon Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Over 27,000 upvotes on Naver for the top comment telling this girl to stop mentioning KSH's name.  Guess she got the publicity she wanted.

Arachi Monday, September 12, 2016

I really like her answer, this is a sensitive subject and I feel she answered it in an appropriate and mature way. I hope reporters stop asking her about KSH and recognize her for her talent, but then again Hani was constantly asked about Junsu despite even shedding tears before. For the time being, this question will probably be in most interviews she attends =/

Arachi Tuesday, September 13, 2016

@bangeryun94 you being salty towards this girl won't change anything or the fact that reports will keep asking her questions about him. They don't give one shit about how the person they're interviewing feels as long as they get their scoop!

NORM Monday, September 12, 2016

I feel like usually at showcases, questions are vetted, so her agency could have banned the reporters from asking about her brother cos that really has nothing to do with her music or her as a singer, in other press conferences, sure. Like seriously it's almost a year now & the only thing connected to her in the press is KSH and not her music/voice :/ Goodluck making a name for yourself girl...

yuune Monday, September 12, 2016

K reporters seriously need to stop asking her these kinds of questions. It puts her in a really bad position. And it's super insensitive too. Fuck off.

LordLiar18 Monday, September 12, 2016

It's not her fault if the question was brought up by the interviewer, i know, but i wish she could politely decline to answer those questions in the future as KSH made it pretty clear that he doesn't want people to link her to him... They should just respect each others' intimacies and it also seems better for their respective careers.

JungHalla0903 Monday, September 12, 2016

I feel like its not only Kim Soohyun who's hurting from this but Kim Joo Na too, to have that feeling inside of you knowing you were born with a father who was already married at that time. And with the constant asking about him probably hurts her too. She answered in in a respectful manner, it isnt her fault they are constantly bringing her up

xxjojoahnxx Monday, September 12, 2016

she looks like lizzy in the pic

Sherly_Holm Monday, September 12, 2016

I hope people stop asking her this question forever so no one's getting hurt.

SahanaE Monday, September 12, 2016

I find her really annoying. Just because she's asked a question about KSH doesn't mean she has to answer it. I'm sure she knew they were going to ask about KSH so she should've been prepared on how to avoid talking about him. He doesn't want a relationship with her but she keeps trying to link herself to him. She claims she didn't want anyone to know but she keeps speaking about him every chance she gets.

sparkle2010 SahanaE Monday, September 12, 2016

but if she doesn't answer this question people will say she's rude and will bash her. Even if she tries to politely turn the question down how it's reported won't reflect that. It'll be "she dodged questions about her brother" "She doesn't speak about their tough relationship" "she doesn't like him" and from there it'll only get worse. Trust me i used to write for sites like AKP and our goal isn't to make the person look good it's to get clicks. And someone like her from a smaller company her managment might filter the questions but the interviewer can still ask it. My company interviewed a LOT of artists and we had their managers throw out questions only for my coworkers to reword it and ask it anyway and because it's a filmed interview the manager couldn't rush over and stop it. So yeah it sucks but it happens so it's easier for her to answer the questions simply and try to move forward than avoiding it.

SahanaE sparkle2010 Monday, September 12, 2016

okay well her answer makes it seem like she has a relationship with KSH when she doesn't. KSH doesn't like being tied to her and he doesn't even acknowledge that this person is his sister but she keeps saying "my brother this, my brother that..." and she is one that keeps people talking about her relation to KSH. KSH has been asked about her and has managed to answer the questions given to him in a manner that's not rude but also shows that he has no intention of answering any more questions about her. She should do the same instead of claiming that she doesn't want to ride off his fame when she's doing exactly that.

ravina_xD Monday, September 12, 2016

Her stylist must hate her or something because that hair style isn't very flattering

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