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Voting for Rain

Posted by Brian on April 20, 2006

Time Magazine is doing an online poll on the most influential people of the year. In the Entertainment division, Korean pretty boy Rain somehow or another got his name added to the list of nominees along with other, more worthy, individuals such as George Clooney, Clint Eastwood, and Ang Lee. As expected, the Korean online media is making a big fuss over his mind-boggling selection, ensuring that Korean netizens do their usual ballot stuffing. Rain is sitting pretty at 15% of the vote, second behind Ang Lee.

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4 Responses to “Voting for Rain”

  1. Pelagius said

    Duh HUH? WhoTF is Rain? Jon Stewart gets 3% and “interchangeable Korean male pop star” gets 13%? I call shenanigans!

  2. Minseok said

    What deranged individual nominated Rain? What has he done that someone already hasn’t done before him?
    The end of the world is near, I tell ya.

  3. scott said

    Oh God, this is all we need. How the hell has Rain been influential even in Korea, let alone the rest of the world? Has he influenced a whole new generation of Asians to copy Justin Timberlake? Sounds like Time needed a token non-American and Rain just happened to have been in New York when they were looking for someone to fit the bill.

  4. […] You gotta be kidding me.  Rain was voted as the second most influental figure in the global entertainment industry?  Ahead of Clint Eastwood? Hahahahahahahahahahaha.  Did Brian call it, or what? South Korean pop singer Rain was ranked the second most influential figure in the global entertainment industry, according to poll by U.S. Time magazine announced Wednesday. Rain, a 23 year-old heartthrob often labeled as the Korean Justin Timberlake, garnered 28 percent of public support in an annual poll conducted by the weekly magazine. […]

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