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Heechul admits he was a rebel during his trainee years

By yckim124   Thursday, March 23, 2017   58,356   6,087   43



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Super Junior's Heechul admitted he was trouble during training under SM Entertainment.

On the March 23 airing of 'Happy Together 3', Heechul was asked if he was really a rebel during his trainee years. 

The idol answered, "I moved from Gangwon-do to Seoul when I was 20-years-old. I always listened to music and I told (staff noona) that I was listening to KISS' music. The noona then told me that I shouldn't listen to that kind of music but listen to Linkin Park and study. So I said, 'Noona, rock music isn't something that you can study.' She yelled at me for talking back and told me to write up an apology. I responded, 'I'm not sorry for anything but I'll do it anyway since you're telling me to'."

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Heechul continued, "I got suspended often. They told me not to come for awhile and I just said ok. I used to live in dorms with Donghae and Yunho. They would ask if I really don't have to go and I said, 'They will call me when they need me'."

Heechul also admitted that he was cocky at the time, and said, "When I think about it now, it makes me cringe." 

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Asterids Friday, March 24, 2017

With hair like that I'd be surprised if he wasn't.

grumps Friday, March 24, 2017

I would have *never* guessed ;) lol

Belgian_ELF Friday, March 24, 2017

Well, having hair like that DOES take a lot of rebellion.... and courage.... Only HeeHee :p

BakaKaori Friday, March 24, 2017

I don't think he was wrong though. Don't listen to KISS? You want him to study rock music, but don't want him to listen to KISS? How does that make any sense? If you're going to study rock music, or anything really, wouldn't you have to start from the beginning?

grumps BakaKaori Friday, March 24, 2017

He was training to be an idol. Linkin Park is actually a pretty good example of modern mainstream, and the sound that was popular at the time. I think she was just telling him to look into the mainstream side, rather than the rock, since it appeals to the idol crowd better.

Roslolian grumps Friday, March 24, 2017

Linkin Park isn't exactly right for an idol group LOL and their lyrics aren't for easy listening you have to be somewhat good in the English language to appreciate their lyrics and I don't know if Heechul was already good in English when he was still a trainee. TBH I don't know why they're studying rock music as an idol group at the time they should have been looking at Backstreetboys, Nsync, Westlife, Jonasbrothers etc.

crookedshanks Roslolian Friday, March 24, 2017

The jonas brothers weren't around when Heechul was a trainee, and if you listen to Super Junior's debut song Twins (Knockout) it was much more rocky than something the Backstreet Boys or Nsync had done.

BakaKaori grumps Friday, March 24, 2017

I could understand if the staff member told him to a pop group instead. But telling him to study Linkin Park instead of KISS makes no sense. Neither are related to the type of music that the SJ would be producing. I do think that there are things that can be learned from the rock groups, such as stage presence and performance. But saying Linkin Park is relevant but KISS is not doesn't make sense.

youcangoeatshit Friday, March 24, 2017

Because Confucius says you can't talk back but then again fuck that dead man.

DirronDeHumen Friday, March 24, 2017

and then Lee soo man was looking for Heechul so he came back XD

lilliana Friday, March 24, 2017

it's okay, you carried that hairstyle really well! it's only kim heechul who can do that! <3

sun3sun Friday, March 24, 2017

Why do allkpop keep posting articles like this? If fans want to watch they can go watch it cuz it's a show with an hour. So what's the point in cutting it?..

Miyaka08 Friday, March 24, 2017

well I instantly noticed Sungmin's cute-innocent face at the background even if the hair of Heechul is sticking in all directions.... ☺☺☺☺☺

dreamcatcher810 Miyaka08 Friday, March 24, 2017

And fetus DongHae ♥ lmao

imJooyeon Friday, March 24, 2017

Glad to see that people DO change over time, like him that realized he was cocky and now he cringes when thinks about it. And is it just me or he looks like TWICE's Chaeyong in the picture with the blonde spiky hair??????

kimmiefonze imJooyeon Friday, March 24, 2017

There were a few years that he came off as aloof and uninterested. I'm glad he changed for the better.

DirronDeHumen kimmiefonze Friday, March 24, 2017

I agree, glad he became the likeable guy that protects his members and juniors he is today

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