Fan girls have been going ga ga over the fact that Kris was spotted at Shanghai Pudong International Airport today with an alpaca stuff toy that was given to him by a fan (EXO-M flew from Wuhan to Shanghai to catch a flight to Korea, so it wasn’t a direct flight). Many had also noticed how he had been holding onto it tightly like he held onto his dragon stuff toy at an airport several months ago (see EXO Kris’ Airport Runway Photo Shoot Sessions Explained).
Not to mention, the fact that Kris put his glasses and his scarf on the alpaca stuff toy…I’m not surprised. Why? In my post, EXO Kris’ “Mysterious” Pet and Other Cute Traits, I placed the following picture of a fluffy white Maltese puppy that had black-rimmed glasses and a scarf around its neck when discussing Kris‘ pet Bichon Frise:
Does this mean that I can slightly predict the future? I did make an assumption that one of the members of EXO can probably “fly” right after EXO‘s Teaser 6 was released and what I had said did come true! =P The similarities between the intellectual Maltese puppy and the intellectual alpaca are astounding.
I just want to say…Dui Zhang, you can’t compete with me! =P Nice try! Also, I don’t know if this fan account is true or not, but it has become widely known:
On the plane, the flight attendant told Kris to put the alpaca in the overhead compartment, but Kris didn’t listen and kept holding it. Later when he went to the washroom, he put the alpaca in his own seat and put the seatbelt on for it. (Credit:賴馨怡爱EXO)
Trying to be cute, huh? =P
This incident reminds me of when I was 12 or 13 and I was in Australia for the break. I bought a Cabbage Patch doll (I still have it with me. It’s at home ^^) and held it close to me 24/7 while I was at the airport and on the plane back to Saudi. My Cabbage Patch doll caught a lot of attention from the staff at the airport as well as the crew on board the plane. Everyone stopped by to take a look at the Cabbage Patch doll and it was amusing to see many men and women act cute towards it. Additionally, I was asked a couple of questions and anyone that walked by would say, “Ohhh! Cabbage Patch! CUTE!” xD
On that same day, I also had my mini Calvin Klein back pack with a teddy bear key chain attached to it. The teddy bear was blue and as my luggage was being checked, the security man asked me, “Aww, why is your teddy bear blue? Is he sad?” xD I replied, “No, he is not sad. He is just blue like that…” Memories.
Kris also looked like CNU from B1A4 today. CNU is my bias from B1A4 =P His bright eye smile immediately caught my attention when B1A4‘s company was revealing each member one by one through their teaser photos. My friends like him too and we’ve known about him since B1A4 were about to debut. We really liked the cute concept that they had for debuting. As you know, I’m a marketing major so I found the strategy of placing the members of B1A4 as comic-book characters to tell a story about each member of the group quite adorable and unique.
Furthermore, has anyone seen B1A4‘s fan service? My God, I think fan girls would faint. Just look it up on YouTube…especially Gongchan and CNU‘s fan service (they are really cute >_<). Can anyone imagine the members of EXO light dancing with their fans, giving them tight hugs, and a kiss on the forehead like the members of B1A4? I don’t think so! If the members of EXO did that, there would be war. Personally, I think B1A4 is THE cutest boy group in all of K-Pop.
Moreover, Kris has been doing a lot of ‘buing buing’ lately. I found the following fan’s comment on Tumblr, which made a reference to Spongebob Squarepants, highly amusing. It perfectly describes how Kris has been acting lately =P
Kris’ bbuing bbuing reminds me of when Squidward ate a krabby patty. He refused and refused and then finally he does it and now he can’t stop….. and eventually you’ll blow up. (Credit: koresian.tumblr.com)
I noticed Kris‘ fashion sense yesterday at Incheon Airport too. There was something else that I noticed, but I’m just going to talk about the following comparison.
The hat and shoes that Kris wore on this day were given to him by fans and a fanbase also gave him an iPhone 5. I’m telling you, it’s like everyday is his birthday, thanks to thousands of fan girls =P I always say that it should be the other way round, where the guy gives a present to the girl (I’m a traditionalist and sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era =P). This reminds me, one of the prophecies for the End of Times is that guys will become more like girls and girls will become more like guys. It’s kind of happening if you think about it.
I found the following images of Kris in his vintage-like outfit worth placing here. The owner that created these images put a caption underneath them stating, “Kris taking a leisurely stroll.”
Is that Kris‘ alpaca that I see in the background of the second pic.? Hahaha! Just kidding! ^_~ You know, I always look forward to seeing photos of EXO-M at the airport, especially Kris‘ outfit for the day. Kind of sad…but yeah xD Sometimes, I think we are putting too much pressure on the poor guy. It’s not easy to always look good for the public and then get scrutinized if something doesn’t seem appealing later on. Maybe the coordi-noonas are responsible for Kris‘ outfits or is Kris really the one that decides on what to wear? Or maybe on certain occasions he chooses what he wants to wear, such as fan gifts, and on other occasions the coordi-noonas choose for him. I really don’t know.
Another important thing, which is a little more serious from what I have just mentioned, I saw a gif. of one of EXO-M‘s managers hitting a fan boy because the fan boy wanted an autograph from Kris. I was quite angry for a while when I saw that. Is this the way SME’s managers are supposed to treat fans that make the effort of purchasing their music artists’ albums and supporting them or coming all the way to the airport to greet them? That fan boy wasn’t doing any harm at all. Poor guy…if I had a manager like that, I would have definitely said that what he did was wrong and I would have given an autograph to that fan boy so that he wouldn’t feel bad. At least he would have a smile on his face rather than resentment while going back home.
I also saw a fan taken video a long time back of one of EXO-M‘s managers hitting a girl at the airport simply because she was taking photos of the members just like everyone else in the crowd. Clearly, she wasn’t harming any of the members. Tao noticed what the manager had done and seemed really concerned about the girl and wanted to help, but what can the members of EXO-M do? They have no say in such matters and sadly, they have to obey their managers’ orders (I do question what makes the members feel so threatened that they can’t even help a girl, ’cause any normal guy would immediately help a girl out in that kind of situation). If their managers can treat fans in such a way, then I wonder how they treat the music artists that they are responsible for. No wonder why Kris is afraid of his manager! Though, I do think Manager Khyun is much better than the others.
Such incidents also make me believe that Shinhwa and previous artists under SME were actually beaten like many have stated. There is a fine line between right and wrong and if you saw wrong, wouldn’t you want to stop it? Seriously, SME should realize that their managers are representing the company that they work for and that they also have an influence on the company’s image. Managers using violence is an absolute NO-NO. Does SME know what kind of impression that gives off to the audience? It makes the audience NOT want to support anything that has to do with the company. A damage in the company’s reputation spreads much faster than something positive and is not easily forgotten. Always remember that.
Interestingly, I had a dream the other day and I saw Kris speaking to an audience about social injustice like a true leader and how it’s time to stand up for our rights. I woke up saying, “Whoa, whoa, whoa…that is definitely NOT the Kris that I know or see in real life…” =P Imagine if K-Pop stars had the right to speak about social issues, politics, and have discussions on intellectual topics. We never see that. It’s as if they are dolls, who are told to look pretty and nice, dance, sing, act and not do anything else. What they do is a tool for making the audience escape from reality or become numb to what is happening around them in this world. We never get to see the more human side of them where they have opinions about things.
I guess Korean entertainment companies are scared that if their artists ever speak out about something intellectual or debatable, some fans might not have the same view-point as them and may get offended. Pfff…kind of lame if you ask me. That’s why when people say they are “in love” with a celebrity, I just say, “you’re only in love with the image” ’cause you’re only shown what their company wants you to see. Who knows? The guy that you call perfect and handsome probably snores =P THIS IS REALITY MY FRIENDS – no one is perfect!
On the other hand, imagine if Kris was a masters student or someone speaking at a seminar. I would imagine him to have the following look like many of the students that I know.