The entertainment programme “Problem Child in House” (옥탑방의 문제아들) aired on Wednesday (27th July) with Hong Seok-cheon (홍석천) and comedian Kim Ji-min (김지민) as guests. One of the cast members, singer and “Running Man” member Kim Jong-kook (김종국) revealed along the way that the homosexual members at the gym often flirt with him.
It came up when Seok-cheon made a straightforward remark regarding his ideal type and pointed out the 46-year-old and another cast members, singer Min Kyung-hoon (민경훈). ”I hope (my man) has a boyish face and a muscular physique. When I was younger, I didn’t look at their bodies. That was my preference,” he said directly while pointing to Kyung-hoon.
He added that his ideal type changed as he grew older. The 51-year-old confessed, “Now I like someone similar to Jong-kook.” Jong-kook jokingly asked whether it was fine to ride along with the joke. Seok-cheon then claimed the “One Man” singer is well-known among homosexuals, adding, “He occasionally visits my restaurant. He’s popular with people like me. Jong-kook may be popular in the United States as well.”
The “Jinxed at First” actor continued, “Jong-kook used to say that it’s hard to tan at the hotel swimming pool. It’s because people’s eyes are always on him.” This led Jong-kook to reveal that homosexual members he encountered at the gym would usually flirt with him. “Isn’t the social atmosphere different now than it was before? I don’t feel bad even if they (homosexuals) like me.” He went on to say that they would invite him to work out together with them.
Knowing that Kim Jong-kook has always been a gym buff and has a muscular body, it’s not surprising that many people would go after him.
Anis Sharina contributed to this article.