The latest word on the idol gossip street is that Tony An, formerly of H.O.T., and Girl's Day's Hyeri are dating. For those of you trying to figure out the age gap math, I'll save you the trouble. It's 16 years. He was born in 1978, she in 1994. In other words, he's in his mid-30s, and she's 18 (by U.S. standards, anyway).
I see Tony's giving himself his own High-Five of Teenager.
I swear, these kpop couples keep getting worse and worse. Sure, there have been good ones, like Kim Tae Hee and Rain and Junhyung and Hara (R.I.P., Goohyung). But the past six months also have brought us Jungah and Onew and IU and Eunhyuk (along with an image that will forever be seared into my brain, right next to JYP in plastic pants).
This matchup is the worst by far. Let's face it: Tony is a creeper. Sixteen years, especially with someone her age, is nasty. Hell, I was even weirded out watching the BoA/Taemin couple in BoA's "Disturbance" video, and that couple only had, like, a six-year age difference.
Hyeri, sad after finding Tony's ex-girlfriend's pacifier in his car
And come on now,
boy man ain't even hot. He looked old during his H.O.T. days.
That's a whole lotta fug.
I feel like this is a cry for help from Hyeri. I want to ask her, "What's wrong? What's causing you to act out in such questionable ways?" 'Cause girl can do better. More than that, I want her to do better. I'm sick of reading about these nasty-ass kpop couples.
Here's hoping for a less icky tomorrow.