G-Dragon and Taeyang appeared at a recent press meet in Mapo, Seoul, to promote their latest release “Good Boy” and were again confronted by questions about their private lives.
The interviewer asked G-Dragon to comment on the photos Dispatch recently published of him at a party with Japanese model, Kiko Mizuhara, to which he replied, “I have nothing to say”.
Allegedly the interviewer kept pushing the subject and G-Dragon was about to make a comment but shied away when signalled an agency staff. He did go on to explain to the interviewer that meeting another person is not forbidden by the agency.
Taeyang then jumped in to add his thoughts on celebrities dating, “I think it is only in South Korea where an official statement is needed for our private lives.”
He went on to explain that he is concerned that the public are interested in the minute details of their lives and that it also becomes a burden to their company when things get released that don’t need to be.
GD x Taeyang just released "Good Boy" and are on the road promoting the new track & MV:
COMMENT: Would Asian pop artists be better off if they could openly talk about their relationships?
We tend to know what is going on in Western celebrity’s personal lives whether we like it or not, as there is so much entertainment news coverage pumped out from the US. Celebrities' understand they will be snapped on dates (whether they like it or not) and stories will be spun out of those photos, but they also need the press to push their profile. After all, you can be hot one minute and dropped the next!
Do you think it would be easier for artists like G-Dragon & Taeyang if they could be more open with their fans?