'Goblin' actor Lee Dong-wook has been touring Asia for a long time now, for his fans; some of whom can be quite difficult at times and need a firm hand to handle them. Lee Dong-wook showed he is capable of being strict when needed.
As noted by website Allkpop, Lee Dong-wook was in Taipei, for his Taiwanese fan-meet tour. As in his other fan meets across Asia, a lucky fan got to greet the actor on stage, through lottery. As Lee Dong-wook welcomed her on stage, she asked him straight-up, "Do you remember me?"
The 'My Girl' actor was understandably taken aback and replied he couldn't. This made the fan angry and she demanded "You said last time to meet again." The fan was obviously obsessed with the actor but this behaviour was very rude. She took him for granted. It is very difficult for a celebrity who meets millions of fans every year, to remember a particular face.
Anyway, the ex-grim reaper didn't take this type of behaviour well and asked her, "You've already been on stage and you've seen me often, so do you want to go down?" This was a fitting reply. However, the fan tried to hide her embarrassment by laughing.
Lee Dong-wook then told her, "I'm sorry I don't remember you," to which she apologised. Even though the situation wasn't too alarming, she had clearly spoiled the actor's mood because he then told her, "It's okay. I'm sorry that I don't remember you, but I think it'd be good if you don't get angry on stage. Other fans are watching."
This will no doubt be a message to the actor's fans and all fans in general not to cross the line by misbehaving with an actor or taking them for granted. As much as they seem close to us by playing characters that we admire on television or the silver screen, they aren't our buddies or pals that we can say anything to, let alone make such demands.
As reported by Focus Taiwan, the 35-year old actor had arrived in Taiwan on July 22 and was scheduled to meet his fans the next day. The event took place at the Taipei International Convention Center on Sunday as part of his Asian tour.