One would think that in this world of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts, it would be engrained into our brains to check that the account of a celebrity is authentic. I figure this would especially be true in wired Korea, but apparently enough people fell for a fake Kim Tae Hee Facebook profile that it warranted a news item.
A fake Facebook account was created by a fan, creating great confusion among Facebook users who friend requested and subscribed to Kim Tae Hee‘s supposed profile and mini-feed. The discovery was too late before a false claim was made by the fan managing the account.
The person who is in charge of the fake Kim Tae Hee Facebook account has been able to successfully deceive many into thinking it is the actress herself. The Facebook profile has convincing details listed such as her birthday, March 29 1980, her alma mater Seoul University and photos of the actress. And under the friends list, only celebrity names were visible. But what had shocked netizens most was her relationship status that was set as “married” to another fan. Fans from other countries who had subscribed to the Facebook profile began wondering, “Is she really married?” and were in shock to find out that the announcement was made in the manner it was.
Seriously? The guy who decided to use his free time to make a fake Facebook profile of Kim Tae Hee knows her birthday and college. Wow, how shocking. Furthermore, he somehow managed to find pictures of her. How did he ever manage that?
This is truly amazing work. No wonder people fell for this ruse.