The popularity of a celebrity can grow to heights that no one ever expected as they see their faces on posters, greeting cards, T-shirts, and more. In China, Song Joong-Ki is not only dealing with the speculation of him dating Song Hye Kyo, but an image of his face is in the closets of fans everywhere. Along with other top Hallyu stars, Song Joong Ki has had his face and head immortalized on hangers.
Yes, fans don’t have to settle just for their favorite stars on a T-shirt or poster, but they can actually have them hanging up in their closets and holding up their clothes.
— F A I T H Y 스미스 (@pottiefaith) August 7, 2016
Drama Fever is reporting that a Chinese retailer known as Taobao is selling hangers that feature the faces and full heads of numerous Hallyu stars. While those in the United States may find this to be quite strange, those in China are really building up the hype for it, and they’re flying off the shelves.
Believe it or not, the popularity of the new hangers is growing so quickly that online retailers are finding it very difficult to keep them in stock.
They are being sold for around $6 online, and Song Joong Ki is not the only big-time star with his face appearing on them. Some Korean celebrities such as EXO, Lee Jong-Suk, Kim Soo-Hyun, and BIGBANG have also seen their faces appear on the hangers, and they can now happily inhabit in the closets of their fans.
— korea.iyaa (@koreaiyaa) August 7, 2016
Retailers like Taobao think these celebrity hangers are the next big hit thing in China, and they honestly have already become just that, but there could be some trouble. Asia Times is reporting that Blossom Entertainment, the agency representing Song Joong Ki, may put a stop to the hangers soon, and Blossom has released a statement saying things could change.
“We have not signed a contract [for the production and sale of the hangers]. After close examination, we will take appropriate measures.”
Song Joong Ki is dealing with a lot more than having his face on a hanger, and it’s all about the talk concerning him and his Descendants of the Sun co-star, Song Hye Kyo. Mobile & Apps is reporting that there is more speculation that the two are dating after they were seen together again in public.
Neither of the stars has ever denied nor given confirmation that they are dating or have ever dated. They had a pretty big relationship on-screen, and fans loved their chemistry together, so they’d truly like to see them together in real life.
Now, they’ve been seen together again in public.
They have been seen together in public on a number of occasions now, but Morning News USA is reporting that Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo were seen out together on August 2.
One other time they were seen together recently was inside a recording booth to record the commentary for the DVD of Descendants of the Sun. Yes, others were in the booth as well, but fans are taking the sight of the couple together as a much bigger happening.
The rumors of Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo dating are going to persist for the stars of Descendants of the Sun until they admit they’re together, or they don’t even speak any longer. For now, though, Song Joong Ki must deal with the fact that he is hanging in the closets of fans and holding up their clothes as he and other Hallyu stars have been molded as hangers.
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