오늘 낮을 뜨겁게 달군 마담뚜 김희철입니다. 참.. 기분 나쁜 말이네요. 예전부터 제겐 '연예계 인맥왕', '인맥부자' 이런 수식어들이 붙었었습니다. 나쁘지 않았죠. 성격이 좋단 말이기도 하였으니까.. 하지만 친한 여동생들이 많다는 걸 아는 주변인들이 "A친구랑 식사 한번 하게 해달라는 형이 있어서 혹시 괜찮을까?" 하고 연락이 오면 그냥 "존나 쓰레기네. 내가 마담임?" 이러고 연락처를 삭제해오곤 했습니다. 아직도 "희철아. B친구 계약 끝나는 것 같던데 연결해줄 수 있어?", "C친구랑 같이 한번 볼 수 있을까?" 등등의 연락은 꾸준히 오고 있고, 전 그럴 때마다 늘 차단을 해왔습니다. 그렇지만 다른 이들의 열애설이 터지면 공교롭게도 남자쪽이건 여자쪽이건 저와 친분이 있는 사람이었고, 저는 '마담뚜' 가 되어있더군요. 지난 몇 년간 나와는 상관도 없는 열애설에 내가 거론될 때마다 "반박기사를 내자. 왜 상관도 없는 너만 피해를 봐야하느냐" 라는 회사의 말에도 그냥 껄껄거리면서 "됐어요. 괜히 난 상관없다는 기사로 열애설 당사자들이 또 피해를 입을 수도 있고, 열애설 주인공의 팬들도 뭔가 분노의 분출구가 필요할텐데 냅둬요?" 라며 졸라 쿨한 척 중2병 걸린 멘트를 날렸었는데 이게 몇 년 계속 되니까 개빡치네요 진짜.. 서론이 매우 길었습니다. 확실히 말씀 드리자면 여러분들께서 아시는 그동안의 열애설 중심엔 제가 1도 없었습니다. 설령 만에 하나 제가 방송국, 식사자리, 술자리 등등에 우연히 같이 있어서 엮였다고는 해도 "너네 내일부터 사겨. 안사귐 나한테 죽는다. 무조건 사겨" 이러면서 둘이 사겼을거라는 건 너무나도 황당한 발상이죠. 이번 열애설 역시, 제가 나진의 이석진군과 굉장히 친한 사이인건 맞습니다. 하지만 반대로 초아양과는 친분이 아에 없습니다. 그냥 방송국에서 보면 인사하고 거기서 땡입니다. 이게 팩트입니다. 마지막으로 제일 슬픈건 '왜 맨날 나는 내 열애설도 아닌 남 연애설에 엮이는 걸까..' 내 열애설이면 "여러분 우리 사랑 축복해주세요 쏼라쏼라.." 또는 "미리 말씀드렸어야 했는데 죄송한 마음이 블라블라.." 이러기라도 할텐데…. 이건 뭐….?? <아는 형님>에서 칠 드립 하나 더 생기고 좋군~ 이라고 긍정적으로 생각해보록 하겠습니다?? #호구새끼김희철 그러고보니 이번 주 <인생술집> 첫방송에 <아는 형님 : TWICE>편이라 유라랑 모모랑 사진 찍어놓은거 올릴려고 했는데 분명 올리면 '오작교 논란 김희철, 이번엔 유라? 모모?' 이러고 기사나겠지????
“Hello this is the love broker Kim Heechul that was a hot topic this morning.
Such a distasteful word … since long ago people have called me ‘the guy that knows everyone’, ‘the guy who’s friends with every celeb’ and I didn’t dislike these terms. It meant I was a sociable person…
However, those around me who knew that I was close with many younger girls kept asking me ‘this hyung I know keeps asking me to set him up on a dinner with A, would you be able to help?’ and I would simply answer ‘what a trash, am I a broker?’ and I would delete that number.
However to this day people call me with requests like ‘Heechul I heard B’s contract is over soon do you think you could connect us?’ or ‘Could I see you with C?’ and every time I would block the person who called me.
Unfortunately, even though I acted in such manner, whenever a dating scandal broke out both the man and the woman would be my friends and in many people’s eyes I had become the ‘Love Broker.’
Every time my name came up in such reports, my company would say ‘Let’s publish that this is not true’, but I would just laugh it off and say ‘It’s okay, those involved could be damaged by me publishing such a thing and the fans of the two need an outlet for their rage as well.’
I would pretend I was cool with it but after years of the same thing it’s starting to piss me off.
I rabbled on too much but the fact is I was never EVER involved in any of the dating news that broke out.
They may have hit it off while I was present by coincidence at various occasions but the thought that I would tell two people ‘You two start dating. You have to from tomorrow if you don’t I’ll kill you. Do it.’ and it would happen is preposterous.
This dating news as well. I am in fact close with Najin’s Lee Seok Jin but I do not have any connections to Choa. The fact is that we would say hi when we run into each other at broadcasting stations and that’s it.
The saddest thing is ‘Why am I always involved in dating scandals that are not mine…’ If this was my dating scandal I would just go ‘Please bless our love blah blah…’ or ‘I should have told you guys before I’m sorry blah blah…’
I’ll just take it as another source of adlib for the show. I was going to post a picture I took with Yura and Momo but I guess if I posted the pictures they would publish an article saying ‘Cupid Kim Heechul, is it Yura or Momo this time?’”
Heechul went all the way the fuck off.
So Choa, in what almost seems like a direct response, apologized for involving people in a dating scandal due to her break.
“I have always thought that all the love I receive from my fans is undeserved.
Even though people may be pointing their fingers at me for something that is not true, I think of more as if they are showing interest in me. I am ready to bow my head in thanks to that.
I am very sorry to the outsiders who may have been harmed by this news. I am sorry if I have caused any anxiety with the articles about me.
I have been doing my best but since there are so many people who show me love, it seems like I am lacking a lot. If I seem lacking at anything, I will reflect on it and improve.
Please do not disturb any outsiders by relating them to me because I am taking a break.”
Assuming everybody’s statements so far are the truth, Choa apologized for being named in a false dating rumor that falsely named Heechul as a matchmaker.
Ridiculous if that’s the case, but better safe than sorry, I guess.