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Rain discredits rumor of cheating for 2006 TIME 100 award

Submitted: Nov 17 2012 05:20 PM by Nadia1887

There has been a rumor circulating accusing Rain of having paid people to vote for him for the 2006 TIME 100 Most Influential People of the Year award. The story going around is that he had paid Chinese voters residing in the U.S. to choose him as their pick. He supposedly made this decision because he was having difficulties with a production company involved in his North American tour at the time.

At this situation, a spokesperson on behalf of Rain stated, "It’s ridiculous that the number of votes Rain received for the Time 100 was fake. The hundred celebrities were selected by the world-renowned magazine Time. The process of the vote was very fair, and the vote didn’t even play a decisive role in selecting the hundred people. It’s not true that Rain hired people to vote for him. It’s also strange to question the selection criteria of the world-renowned magazine. The selection must have been done fairly. It’s ridiculous to report such a false rumor."

Still serving his military duties, Rain's legal representative asserted that the global star was popular enough to merit his nomination at the time. Furthermore, Rain went on to win the award again more recently in 2011 and was dubbed "South Korea's Unstoppable Pop Superstar."

What do you think of the accusations?

Source: Star News and TIME

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  • Ria 268 Points

    ridiculous. haters have too much time on their hands.

    17 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

  • furychan 0 Points

    Some people just can't accept that Asians can actually achieve great things without cheating -___-

    17 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

  • Boston88 0 Points

    This is ridiculous. This young man has overcome poverty and so much adversity. He HAS made a difference. He DID deserve to be on the Time's list. His constant striving to become a better human being, as well as a better entertainer, and helping the next generation deserves our acknowledgment. It is too bad that those spreading rumours do not take a few lessons from Bi Rain about how to live your life. I am an American...from Boston, Massachusetts...and I have so much respect for this young man and his achievements. Korea can be proud.

    09 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

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