MBLAQ’s Lee Joon Goes Dutch Even When Dating
Known to be one of the stingiest idols in the Kpop industry, MBLAQ’s Lee Joon revealed that he’s all for Dutch pay, or paying separately, even when dating.
Appearing on KBS’ Happy Together, Lee Joon shared that he wasn’t a stingy as people think he is.
“When I’m dating, I spend money,” said Lee Joon. But then he added, “But [back then] my girlfriend and I were both students, so we used Dutch pay. But I usually paid for the more expensive meal or movie ticket.”
On the stereotype that men must pay for everything in Korea, MC Park Myung Soo asked if Lee Joon’s girlfriend tried to not pay.
“As students who were of the same status with no incoming salary, it’s sexist to make the men pay for everything,” said Lee Joon.
While his statement was politically correct, it didn’t clear up his stinginess, as he revealed that he’s only spent 290,000 won for the MBLAQ members in the six years they’ve known each other.
“It’s okay because all the members are from families with a lot,” said Lee Joon, making everyone laugh.
Lee Joon also shared his methods of saving money on during the show.
The episode will air on June 13.
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