2 weeks after welcoming first child with Son Ye Jin, Hyun Bin was suddenly boycotted in Japan!!
Hyun Bin attracted many Japanese fans after “Crash Landing on You”, but this is likely to change after the movie “Harbin” released in 2023.
On November 27, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin promoted after welcoming their first son. Son Ye Jin’s expected birth date is in December and he was born earlier than planned.
Although Hyun Bin is busy with filming schedule for the movie “Harbin” in Mongolia, he still promptly returned to Son Ye Jin during the time of giving birth.
However, while the couple received the good news, Hyun Bin was entangled in unnecessary rumors, especially the suspicion that the 40-year-old male star was “blacklisted” by the Japanese entertainment industry.
On December 1, Korean news site Newsen quoted a Japanese company as saying, after Hyun Bin confirmed to play Harbin, the Japanese market began to treat him coldly. Accordingly, many Japanese companies used to compete fiercely for the opportunity to hold Hyun Bin’s fanmeeting in the “land of cherry blossoms” but have changed their minds.
Instead of being eager to organize as before, these companies are now using reasons such as low audience demand, difficulty renting venues, ticketing problems, etc. to refuse to hold Hyun Bin’s fan meeting. .
An official also stated to Newsen that after news of Hyun Bin’s appearance in Harbin, Japanese companies began to turn away from him.
Before the controversy, Hyun Bin’s management company, VAST Entertainment, announced, “We are constantly monitoring, but have not noticed any changes in the Japanese market.”
Harbin tells the story of Korean independence activists in the early 1900s. They risked their lives to fend off Japanese invaders. In the movie, Hyun Bin takes on the role of Ahn Jung Geun, a lieutenant general in the Korean army.
Last month, Hyun Bin attended an event held at the Ahn Jung Geun Memorial Hall and said, “I decided to participate in the work and went to the Ahn Jung Geun Memorial Hall myself. At that time, my heart experienced a severe concussion. I will do my best (to complete the work) with the wonderful actors and staff in the crew.”