Got the new issue of Wired in the mail today. One of the headlines on the front read “The Stalking of a Pop Superstar.” I flipped over to it and was rather surprised that it covered a Korean popstar by the name of Daniel Lee, who was in Epik High. (I remember that name from back in 8th grade when a bunch of Asian girls would talk about them or put them in their AIM status along with a title of one of their songs.)
I quickly skimmed through it because it piqued my interest- I’ll read it in detail later. The guy was super smart. He graduated from Stanford with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in 3 and a half years. That usually takes at least six. Okay, so his degree is in English, but still an impressive feat. Then online forums started claiming he had lied about it. Lee became reviled in South Korea and holed up in an apartment.
The problem: He never lied about anything. He really did get a Master’s. He graduated in the top 15 percent of his class to boot.
I’m gonna stop typing and just post the link to the article. I feel bad for the author, who had to interview a bunch of idiotic lowlifes. Hazards of the job.