Why Gong Yoo Feels Like He’s Not A Good Son Towards His Parents

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Gong Yoo recently shared his thoughts about being a filial son towards his mother!

On October 18, Gong Yoo participated in an interview to promote his upcoming movie “Kim Ji Young, Born 1982,” during a portion of the interview he was asked about what kind of son he is in real life, he said, ‘not good,’ after thinking hard and put his head down.





He explains,

“I think it’s a question that makes me somber.

People say that I am a filial son, but when I hear it, I feel self-conscience. There is more than meets the eye, there are some instances where what I say is interpreted in a good way and magnified in a good way since my job attracts attention.

It’s a blessing to be seen in a good way. But I feel guilty because other small things about me are also praised because of the favorable impressions of me. I speak honestly when my parents are brought up, but I feel a bit sorry about my parents seeing [such articles].”

He then confessed about how his parents wish makes his heart ache,

“Of course I’ll give my parents money that I earn and have them live a decent life, but that’s not all there is to life.

As I’m more independent, I feel like their feelings of wanting me to stay by their side grows as they get older.

Sometimes they say, ‘what would it be like if our son was a bit more ordinary,’ it hurts my heart when they say that.”





During Baeksang Arts Awards show, Gong Yoo broke down in tears and fans around the world were curious about what happened, he had talked about feeling guilty towards his mother then, he explained more about that incident,

“I said it during a previous Baeksang Arts Awards show. I think it was bitterness in my heart.

I know that my parents give me lots of understanding and support, and I think that there will be something I can repay them with, although I am not of a young age.”

Meanwhile, Gong Yoo is set to return with “Kim Ji Young, Born 1982.” The movie premieres on October 21st.

Gong Yoo also answered questions about being criticized for choosing such a project, you can read more about his answer here.

What are your thoughts on what he said?

Source: (A)

3 COMMENTS

  1. It’s not to late my dear, you have still time to cope up those lost time, even in a simple way they will be very grateful and happy. There happiness can’t buy. So that the guilty that inside you’re heart will form a joy and happiness. Fitting my dear.

  2. It has always been a concern of mine what Gong Yoo’s relationship is with his parents since it does bother him. I can understand how they feel. He is not a normal son. He is a celebrity actor now. So he really can’t be there in the traditional sense and as they expect him to be. And knowing this causes him great pain and conflicted feelings, especially if they say things that make him feel guilty about not being there. He is the youngest of his siblings so I believe apart of him wants to be there more but he also needs and desires to live his own life independently from family now that he is older. I pray his relationship with his parents will heal and they will be at peace with the lifestyle he chosen to have and he would be at peace within himself. I agree. It’s not too late. He is going to have to deal with this same issue again if he doesn’t resolve it with his parents. When he gets married and have children, his wife and children are going to want and need him to be there, be present not just provide for them. SARANGHAE OPPA ❤️

  3. I believe that because Gong Yoo questions if he is a filial son means that he is a good son. All parents miss their children when they have moved away and wish they could come home. But when children move away from home and are successful that means the parents have done a good job to raise an independent adult. A lot of grown children don’t think much about their parents at home but he does and that shows me he is a person who cares very much about his parents. I moved from my parents when I was 18 years old and did well on my own. I am proud of myself. I do know however that In the U.S. young people leave home earlier than in Korea.

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