And I think in the case of TeukSora, this Chinese idiom is something that rings quite true. Not that Sora literally starts singing when Teukie does even though I am sure she does sometimes. It just is that most everything that he suggests that they do, she follows along with it. And their latest display of ‘夫唱妇随’ today has got the Dimple Couple fandom going absolutely crazy.
It all started out with this from our very pro-active Teukie:
Translation : Please follow me ㅋㅋㅋ Yes you can!!!^^” **
I wanted to use the word ‘innocuous’ to describe the tweet but truly, it was anything but innocuous, especially when it transcends that the tweet was actually a follow-up from this:
Yes, Teukie has made the first move in following Sora on Twitter.
I went to Twitter and the howls of despair and dismay were coming through loud and clear. Some tweets were even directed straight at Teukie asking him why he was doing this, that they hate him, hate Sora, hate WGM. Honestly, if Teukie gave a hoot about what people thought over who he associates with, would he have even asked her to follow him in the first place?
Some were even questioning why Teukie was following Sora on Twitter when his following list is still a few short of all the tech-savvy members in his group. Others thought it as being almost blasphemous that he un-followed his soon-to-be ex-radio show on Twitter and followed Sora instead. All I can say is that if you are watching that closely as to whom he follows on Twitter, you would probably have noticed that he does not follow his own blood sister either, so where is the basis of that complaint?
In any case, what followed next was the outcome that Dimple fans (and Teukie himself) wanted:
She followed him back!
One of the things that I really love about Kang Sora is that she is very willing to coordinate herself with Teukie.
“… in situations like this, we should be feeding each other.”
Next thing she does? Feed him (albeit a bit later after the ‘suggestion’ was made because of the awkwardness).
“… we should have ordered only one soda coz we can share.”
Next thing she does? Pick her straw out from her cup of soda and drop it into his so that they can share.
And now? He asks her to follow him and barely an hour later (27 minutes to be exact as per my Twitter timeline) she does exactly as he had asked resulting in this:
To be honest, I was quite worried and wondering if she would really dare follow him back because undeniably, there is a lot of fan hate. If you do a simple search on Twitter, you can see what I mean. Every time Teukie mentions Sora anywhere, there is a burst of ‘I hate Sora’ comments and a number of them are directed straight at Teukie as well. So it is not the case that he is safe from the barrage because he gets it as well. But I have to give props to the man for his courage. He wants to get to know this girl better (be it for romantic or purely platonic reasons) and he is really going all out to do that whether fans like it or not.
And I am truly heartened because to me, her very simple action of following him back on Twitter seems indicative enough that she knows that even with all the backlash, he has got her back. Those of us that have been following SuJu will know that when Leader has got your back, he REALLY has it because Super Junior’s Lee Teuk is AWESOME that way! ^^
Park JungSu’s back is big, wide and VERY RELIABLE so lean all you want Sora-sshi coz he’s letting you lean on it! Lucky girl! ^^
** Translation: @mimilovemicky
Posted by: Destinyhae (www.sup3rjunior.wordpress.com)