Lee Dong-gun uses a long arm for Igawa HarukaPosted: September 10, 2008
Netizens are getting worked up that Lee Dong-gun is romancing Japanese star, Igawa Haruka. But, the reality is that the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), creators of the unimaginative slogans, “Soul of Asia” and “Sparkling Korea,” (using green and red for the colors when the colors of Korea are red, white and blue, black) have pulled the wool over our eyes by using viral campaigning. Taking advantage of scandal-loving netizens, the government agency started a “rumor” that the two are a couple through Youtube, blogs, and other discussion sites to promote tourism in Korea.
Pretty crafty. Obviously, whoever thought of this at KTO must be young and happening.
So has this rumor mill increased interest in visiting “Sparkling Korea”? Highly unlikely.
On the other hand, if KTO started a rumor with Song Seung-heon– now that would be a different story.
Incidentally, Igawa Haruka is married and Lee Dong-gun is currently single.