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[Plastic Fantastic?] Eric’s Face is “Getting Weird”


Shinhwa‘s Eric is getting some buzz from a “changing” face, some netizens are even suggesting that he went under the knife.

From recent pictures, netizens were surprised to the the former Shinhwa member’s face looking quite different than his usually kind-looking minam (pretty boy) face.

First, fans were surprised about the style change in general. Then, they ask, “[In these pictures] doesn’t something seem off about his nose?”

The prime suspect is the lighting and the sunglasses working together to make his nose seem “weird.” Many fans are saying, “Did an anti post this? His nose is the same,” and “The shine on his nose is weird, but Eric-oppa usually had a high nose.”

Others are blaming the surgeons, “He put something in there. Did his nose always look like that?” and “The nose is different.”

And even others are saying there’s nothing unusual, but he is changing naturally, “He’s just getting older. Now his face seems more thin though,” and  “Eric-oppa just don’t grow facial hair!!”

For comparison, here are some photos of Eric before:

This may be a symptom of netizens over-zealously pointing the plastic finger at entertainers, or there may really be something strange about Eric’s new face.

What do POPSEOULers think of this situation?

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122 Comments on “[Plastic Fantastic?] Eric’s Face is “Getting Weird””

  1. Torch says:

    He’s korean.. if you show me a korean who DIDN’T have plastic surgery, I’ll show you the gold at the bottom of the rainbow.

    • Christy says:

      LOL-ed!

    • comet says:

      Generalizing much.

      • Torch says:

        It’s quite true though. You could spend a lifetime trying to find one and you’d never get one. Many people have tried and failed.

      • maria says:

        no,DO NOT even reply to him! there isn’t even a need to dissect WHO he is or WHY he’s doing it. fact is, he’s been very rude and patronizing, and he’s making the experience of going to this blog VERY unpleasant, so for TROLLS like that, let’s just ignore, because that is the best way to terminate the thing he craves for he most: ATTENTION.

        JUST GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS AS IF HE DOESN’T EVEN EXIST. YOU CAN TELL WHEN HE’S THE ONE COMMENTING, SO DON’T FEED HIS TRIP ANY MORE. DON’T REPLY TO HIS COMMENTS. WE DON’T NEED HIS DISRESPECT, SO WE CAN LIVE WITHOUT IT. RIGHT?

        ;P

        • woo says:

          im guessing its the popseoul staff….mixing things up to liven this almost-dead place.

          • orange_fun says:

            If thats true then they need to do a better job. If i was part of the popseoul staff and started trolling for more views then I would at least make all my 20 different user names sould like they come from the a different person, but then again who knows what they’re thinking.

            • Geoff says:

              I don’t work for popseoul. I make popseoul work for me.

              Subtle difference, dear.

              • orange_fun says:

                So if pop seoul works for you then that must mean you control what pop seoul posts, which happens to be all about koreans. In other words you control a web site dedicated to koreans and therfore proving you actually love koreans……weird-_-

                • Geoff says:

                  I have no interest in Koreans. I’m European. I just like to see how ridiculously easy it is for Koreans to turn you indovietmalaypinays into their worshippers. It’s hilarious to see you all getting manipulated in this way, especially as koreans don’t even like being korean, they all want to live in USA.

    • Phi says:

      Perhaps you haven’t seen this list?
      Eric (Mun Jeong-hyeok) is on there also

      http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2007/06/28/2007062861014.html

      Now time to show me the gold huh?!

      • maria says:

        no guys, please ,DO NOT even reply to him! there isn’t even a need to dissect WHO he is or WHY he’s doing it. fact is, he’s been very rude and patronizing, and he’s making the experience of going to this blog VERY unpleasant, so for TROLLS like that, let’s just ignore, because that is the best way to terminate the thing he craves for he most: ATTENTION.

        JUST GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS AS IF HE DOESN’T EVEN EXIST. YOU CAN TELL WHEN HE’S THE ONE COMMENTING, SO DON’T FEED HIS TRIP ANY MORE. DON’T REPLY TO HIS COMMENTS. WE DON’T NEED HIS DISRESPECT, SO WE CAN LIVE WITHOUT IT. RIGHT?

        ;P

      • Dood says:

        That’s a list that all koreans want to look like, not a list of those that haven’t done surgery. Fail. Here’s your lump of coal.

        • Phi says:

          If you could name or link me to articles that say these men had something done, then it’s just all hearsay

          And if you look at what I replied to, I only need to name 1 Korean artist that is plastic surgery free, so I’m most definitelly qualify for the gold. Kwon Sang-woo, Kim Rae-won, Bae Yong Joon, Won Bin, Lee Wan, Jang Dong Gun, Cho In Sung, Hyun Bin…. just to name a few

          Save your lump of coal for someone else then 😀

          • Dood says:

            Why don’t you link me to something that proves they HAVEN’T done something? Something reliable please? Oh wait, you can’t. I see you already ate your lump of coal I gave you too.

            • Phi says:

              ROF you can’t find any? I guess you just proved my case then. Thank you

              I’m not the one accusing these men, I don’t need to prove anything to you. You on the other hands, better have something to back your case up before accusing someone of something.

              IF THERE IS NO RELIABLE ARTICLES OR THE ARTISTS SAYING IT THEMSELF, IT’S ALL HEARSAY!

              Keep your lump of coal and do whatever you want with it bb

              People should stop generalizing and put everyone in the same basket. It’s the last time I waste my time commenting on these nonsenses.

              • Dood says:

                Thanks for proving your point too. I’m not the one going around accusing stars of not having surgery. It’s not the last time I waste my time commenting here to set people like you straight.

      • Geoff says:

        Time for you to realise that you just efficiently proved my point without me having to type anything, methinks.

        • maria says:

          since we have to live with you, i thought i’d go ahead and ask why you bother changing your name if you don’t attempt to change up your usual tirades anyway? you use the same words, same slurs… i wish you’d put more effort into your trolling, coz you stopped being entertaining 20 posts ago.

          i was enjoying it, until i realized, you don’t deserve to be called “troll” at all… you’re too damn lazy. 😦 you’re just…. an attention-seeker with a lot of plain, bland names. 😦

          c’mon! get off yo ass and put more spirit into it!! you can do it! 😀

    • sinderella says:

      SANDARA PARK… of 2ne1… She is still the same as she was in the philippines.

      • Geoff says:

        She still hangs out on sofas wearing leather dominatrix underwear and using a whip on guys like she did in Phils. Awesome.

    • Hannah L says:

      Let’s be REALISTIC. From how I see it. Korean celebs have plastic surgery whether they admit it or not. Most likely they did, they do and it appears Eric DID have surgery. Before you all go defending korean celebs and plastic surgery in your delusional world. Let’s wait and see what Eric says to this later if he ever decides to respond.

      • kunsang says:

        so practical, unlike the typical netizen who simply jump to conclusion.

      • honey! he did NOT have a plastic surgery! ^^ he is 100% NATURAL! if you can’t believe it look at him now and look at him way back then…what changed? NOTHING!…it’s only cuz of the facial hair and the glasses ….besides that his nose is the same, nothing of that genre changed at all..

    • RiceCakes says:

      lol true true

    • bd2 says:

      Easy.

      MOST of the MALE Korean stars ranging from serious actors like Ahn Sung-ki, Han Seok-kyu, Choi Min-shik, Jung Jae-young, Cho Seung-woo, Baek Yoon-shik, Song Kang-ho, Park Joong-hoon, Moon Sung-keun, Lee Sung-jae, Shin Ha-kyun, etc. who aren’t exactly known for their looks to older actors who play the father/grandfathers to the side character actors who play the goofy sidekick or annoying troublemaker.

      Then you have the actors who are more the matinee idol types – Song Seung-heon
      Joo Jin-mo, Kim Sung soo, Oh Ji ho, Jo Han sun, Hyun Bin, Jang Dong-gun, Jung Woo-sung, Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-heon, Kwon Sang-woo, Jang Hyuk, etc. who haven’t either (some of these actors like LBH, I don’t think is particularly good-looking but he is a matinee idol nonetheless).

      Take Kim Sung soo, for instance – he has slightly diff. eyelids for each eye, and more importantly, his eyelids CHANGE shape depending on his facial expression or where he is looking.

      And then you’ve got actors like Shin Hyun-june who are constantly cracked on for having “foreign” (Arabic) looks (I mean, really, does anyone really think he got surgery to make him look Arabic?).

      I don’t follow K-pop that closely but I don’t think most of the male idols have gotten surgery (tho, some have) since, frankly, most of them aren’t that good-looking.

      And the ones who are, like Choi Si won, look just like an older version of themselves from when they were a kid.

      W/ regard to the female actresses and idols, are there more who have gotten work done?

      Sure, but it’s not any diff. from those in Japan or China (and it’s not like the female stars in Hollywood are immune, they are just better at hiding it) and the female stars who are particularly knowned for their beauty, for the most part, tend to be natural.

      Kim Tae hee, Han Ga in, Jeon Ji hyun, Son Ye jin, Song Hye Kyo, Lee Yeon hee, Hyori, Lee Na young, Han Ye seul, Soo Ae, etc. (the talk about these female stars getting work done is BOGUS!).

      I mean, c’mon, there are actually naturally good-looking females in Korea; after all it’s not like there aren’t CUTE young CHILD actresses (some w/ incredibly huge dbl eyelds); take a look at Moon Geun young who has successfully graduated to more adult roles.

      And then there are those female celebs who are always pretty, but for whatever reason decided to enhance their dbl eyelids such as Go Ara and Goo Hara – but that maybe wasn’t the best decision b/c they look a bit weird to me w/ their unnatural looking eyes.

      Btw, blepharoplasty is one of the most common procedures performed on American women. And no, it’s not b/c of the Asian-Americans (well, not all, anyways b/c AAs make up such a small % of the pop.), but mainly caucasian women wanting the desired “doe-eyed” look which only a small % of women are blessed w/ or as they age and their eyelids droop.

      Asian have a wide variety of type of eyelids from pronounced dbl eyelids (which are DIFF. from those of caucasians) to SEMI-dbl eyelids to HIDDEN dbl eyelids to single eyelids (which can also differ).

      Some people have thought that Han Ji hye got dbl eyelid surgery b/c in one photo she clearly has dbl eyelids, but she always had them – HIDDEN dbl eyelids which only show when her eyes are looking in a particular direction.

      Funny tho, how the usual suspects just pick on Korean celebs when the Japanese and Chinese celebs are no diff. (and many of the most reknowned actresses in China who are also known for their beauty have gotten work done; nevermind China’s biggest int’l star, Jackie Chan).

      Now, I don’t know if Ayumi/Iconiq actually did get surgery on her eyelids, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she did since she has that anime/manga look that the Japanese like so much and she is from Japan; it’s also the reason why the Japanese love Goo Hara so much.

      Anyway, I doubt that Eric got surgery to put a weird little “bulb” on his nose since he’s always had that.

    • Mee Eun says:

      Xiah Junsu?
      Jay Park?
      I thought BoA too but i’m not sure…

  2. 0330 says:

    still looks the same to me.

  3. lyn says:

    nose job

  4. gtl says:

    NOSE JOB

    but the angle is weird and he has facial hair but if he is plastic i would not be surprised

  5. lanwookie says:

    Its normak for korean celeb to have plactic surgery…

  6. SuperJuniorLover6666666666 says:

    it looks really different….
    eric never had that “dot” on his nose when he was in Shinhwa

    whatever, eric isn’t even my fav member of shinhwa. he never was
    It’s dongwan and hyesung!!! but dongwan did confess that he did get a nose job as a “present” from Lee soo man…. who cares!

  7. 수미 says:

    1. He’s not a “former” Shinhwa member – he’s still part of Shinhwa, and Shinhwa is very much still in existence.

    2. What nose job…?

    -_-

    • Torch says:

      The very obvious nose job. You’re an indovietmalaypinay right? We can tell you are because you’re using psychological denial to protect your k-gods.

      Are you married to a K-farmer?

      • Phi says:

        LOL what’s the hate for, she not even comments about you. Are you a surgeon yourself? Why would and one get a nose job to look like that doesn’t make any sense to me. And she’s not protecting any K-god, just simply stating the truth.

        Popseoul, this man is 100% nature, his high bridge nose is one of his best features since young. So even if the angle of the photo, the lighting…. makes the tip of his nose looks weird, it’s NOT nose job…. don’t spread false rumor of something that NOT TRUE.

      • Torchwithout-Light says:

        WTH with ur racist remark “indovietmalaypinay” ? This is not about his nose anymore.

        • maria says:

          guys, please, DO NOT even reply to him! there isn’t even a need to dissect WHO he is or WHY he’s doing it. fact is, he’s been very rude and patronizing, and he’s making the experience of going to this blog VERY unpleasant, so for TROLLS like that, let’s just ignore, because that is the best way to terminate the thing he craves for he most: ATTENTION.

          JUST GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS AS IF HE DOESN’T EVEN EXIST. YOU CAN TELL WHEN HE’S THE ONE COMMENTING, SO DON’T FEED HIS TRIP ANY MORE. DON’T REPLY TO HIS COMMENTS. WE DON’T NEED HIS DISRESPECT, SO WE CAN LIVE WITHOUT IT. RIGHT?

          ;P

          • tiffany says:

            but it like him/her being around. sometimes I actually agree with him/her, other times I just find it hilarious how worked up people get. It’s a lot more fun than reading constant monotonous praises, gives popseoul more views, I’m sure they won’t want the troll to go.

            • Maggie says:

              Lol agree with you there Tiffany.

            • maria says:

              if he was open to argument, it would be great chance for dialogue, but as it stands, he’s crude and shallow and racist and just plain mean sometimes. i don’t know how hat adds to our experience here, frankly.

            • orange_fun says:

              At first I felt the same way you do. When I first saw the trolls I thought they were fun to play with, but in case you haven’t noticed this troll has been saying the same things over and over again. He is just as monotonous as all the praises as well.

              • Geoff says:

                But King POp and Maria don’t repeat the same things over and over?? Hahahah I think you need to have some consistency in your opinions, however I guess you’re unable to achieve this. Poor you.

                • orange_fun says:

                  Yawn, like i didn’t expect that comment from you. Like said before you’re boring. yeah maria and king pop’s posts are repetative, but at least what they say is true.

              • kelly says:

                still got you typing stuff out

      • queenbznuts says:

        Don’t say that, if he reads what you said he’s gonna smack her up!

  8. Konstance says:

    He look weird? In my opinion, he look better. I hope ppl will focus on his work than his look.

  9. lanwookie says:

    Torch..ur word so pathetic…not all of them like that..
    “its normal for korean celeb to have a palstic surgery.. and i do agree if they wnat to do that coz. as and idol or celeb..they need to look cmfortable to their fans..and please dont misjudge of what im saying

    • maria says:

      no no no, DO NOT even reply to him! there isn’t even a need to dissect WHO he is or WHY he’s doing it. fact is, he’s been very rude and patronizing, and he’s making the experience of going to this blog VERY unpleasant, so for TROLLS like that, let’s just ignore, because that is the best way to terminate the thing he craves for he most: ATTENTION.

      JUST GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS AS IF HE DOESN’T EVEN EXIST. YOU CAN TELL WHEN HE’S THE ONE COMMENTING, SO DON’T FEED HIS TRIP ANY MORE. DON’T REPLY TO HIS COMMENTS. WE DON’T NEED HIS DISRESPECT, SO WE CAN LIVE WITHOUT IT. RIGHT?

      ;P

  10. Maggie says:

    If you zoom in on the photos, you’ll see in this case, it’s all just angles and lighting.

    • ashley says:

      Yeah I agree people need to look closer because at first it does look like he got his nose fixed but once you look closer you can tell that he didn’t

  11. icha says:

    just want to say: HE IS NOT THE “FORMER” SHINHWA MEMBER.

    Shinhwa has not disbanded. He is STILL shinhwa member.

  12. King Pop says:

    People, just ignore any negative, ignorant, stupid comments from Chequebook, Plaster, Cake, Box, WheelOfCheese, Torch & many other names etc. etc. etc. (all same person with multiple names). This moron is actually replying to his/her own comments using multiple names, pretending to be someone else…How pathetic!

    There’s a difference between expressing your opinion and just being ignorant, racist, insulting & stupid…

    Don’t even bother…Don’t respond…

    This moron is so angry and jealous because K-Pop & Korean Entertainment culture (Korean Wave) has become so popular all over Asia.
    That’s why this idiot is attacking K-Pop, Korean Entertainment and South Korea.

    Just ignore this FOOL!!!

  13. benny says:

    yep; dude definetly went under the knife

  14. comet says:

    Yup! His nose IS different.

  15. TheMyth says:

    Eric is one of the best good looking ( & natural ) men in Korean industry..
    now let’s begin : 1st Eric is NOT former member . he is the leader of Shinhwa ( longest running idol group) that most if not all idols want to be like them.
    2nd May I know based on what u said he went under knife?!! here is a pic of him ( http://img62.imageshack.us/i/ericv.jpg/ ) he looks exactly the same. he always has a perfect nose. not after 13 yrs in the industry he will have nose done it does not make sense since ppl know he is naturally handsome so nothing wrong in his face to make him change it.
    3rd changing styles is something not all Koreans would do since they like to stuck on one style to always look good.. his new style maybe not all fans like it but seeing a new style of him it is really refreshing. *actually I like his new style. different than the boring style that every celebrity has it) this is my opinion

  16. peace says:

    Come on people, plastic surgery is like their breath of life. Without it, it’s hard to identify them.

    • TheMyth says:

      u say it as u r very confident .. how did u know he did? don’t say something without proof plz ..

      • Geoff says:

        The proof is that his nose doesn’t look the same. Is that enough for you? Feel free to now keep setting the threshold of proof higher and higher in order to fulfil your freakish need to protect the integrity of your k-god.

        Weird ‘cult of korea’ member that you are.

        • TheMyth says:

          that wasn’t enough.. it was just a childish answer when u don’t know what to say.. I already posted his past pics and there is no differences between them. and here is another pic from the same event


          he looks exactly the same ..

        • Ione says:

          IT’S JUST YOUR OPINION

          I’m not shy from K-artists (and other biz worlds, as matter of facts) enhancing their features BUT unless you’re the surgeon or he said it himself, don’t give any unfounded BS

          you don’t like K-gods, then the f*** offf
          Have fun trolling, Torch-in-disguise

          And Popseoul, you fail! He’s the current member not former (applied too all Shinhwa members)

          • Geoff says:

            Sorry that we’re not in the ‘cult of korea’ like you are, and this unsettles you so much. So tell us, how much do you love your k-gods?

            • TheMyth says:

              what about u telling us how much u know him to say he is fake? I am not talking about Korean celebs since I already knew some of them went under knife.
              if u bother urself and see the pics I posted u will have no more to say since it is exactly the same and anyone can tell that.. if u r an unti fan or hate him that much then no comments..

            • Ione says:

              and here we have troll #3, oh wait, you’re still troll #1

              not belong in any cults just being sensible. And wtf you’re here for if you hate K-pop that much? get the f**** off

              Nice day! hahahaha

  17. yurin .. says:

    SHOCKING ..
    What’s wrong..?! i don’t think that his nose was ugly…

  18. risadark says:

    DO NOT BASH ME BUT

    my dad works witjh korean lawyers form korea, and they were TALKING ABOUT KPOP.
    in asia, korea is known as PLASTIC central. everyone gets their eyes BIGGER, everyone gets something down, some lipo, some botox, some nose jobs, etc etc.
    girls more than guys…
    (I DON’T CARE, i”m from california, EVERYONE HERE LOOKS LIKE plastic barbies in hollywood, i like eric anyways.)

    but if he did it, WHO CARES. he knows if he starts aging the fans start to disappear. maybe some botox here and there. I just don’t care.

    but fans, don’t get angry of people suggesting when most koreans do get something done…

    the only thing I’m sad is that he’s no longer American. I respect Brian Joo for keeping his citizenship.

    • ashley says:

      Japan does the same thing too a lot of the females fix their eyes and make them look super big like aliens. I’m not sure about other countries but I do know Korea and japan can be called the two plastic hot spots in East Asia lol.

  19. OOOOKaaayy! says:

    dont do this eric!!! ahhh! joan rivers is an example of wut could happen!!! steven tyler too! soon u will have ass lips and me and may others making fun of you.

  20. King Pop says:

    Just read this article from Time Magazine

    http://www.time.com/time/asia/covers/1101020805/story.html

  21. queenbqty says:

    I don’t care, he’s still hot!

  22. […] [Plastic Fantastic?] Eric’s Face is “Getting Weird” Shinhwa’s Eric is getting some buzz from a “changing” face, some netizens are even suggesting that he went under […] […]

  23. gokuma says:

    he should do part time in wax museum… doesn’t need to worry about melting…

  24. Dovey says:

    *gasp*

    So what “if” he might have gone under the knife. It’s not something amazing, and it’s not something that hasn’t been done by a bazillion other people before him.

  25. lanwookie says:

    yeah say no to BOTOX..but yes to nose/eye surgery..muahahahhaah..at least korean celeb confess of what they do..whter had eye or nose surgery…right…

    • Geoff says:

      Face facts, if koreans DON’T have the surgery then we’ll all be being sick into our mouths. So the alternative is far worse than that option.

  26. kkate59 says:

    Oh my poor ERIC. My love for you has forever perished. Oh woe is me. Alas another Korean King has followed the others like a drowned lemming.

  27. Tacky says:

    nooooooo he better not go under surgery, he already look perfect to me
    and he should shave, cut his hair short like during the ” Perfect man” song

  28. Sue says:

    First time seeing this guy…from my point of view it’s just a play of light and shadow…wouldn’t bet my life on it though

  29. Mee Eun says:

    His nose does look a little Michael Jackson-ish.

  30. Jj says:

    well, i guess its obvious to everyone that he did get a nose job

  31. Dave says:

    NOOOOOO WHYYYY?????? his nose was fine the way it was!! now it’s going the way of michael jackson’s nose!!


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