According to a Hong Kong media outlet on June 21, the source of the argument began after Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Min Ho were both chosen to be models for the Chinese clothing brand, Semir.
It is said that the clothing brand displayed printed advertisements of the two actors next to one another in every one of their stores. However, fans of the actors were not pleased to find that they were made to be of the same height and face size on the poster.
Looking at both actors’ profiles, Kim Soo Hyun is 180 centimeters tall, while Lee Min Ho is 187 centimeters. Despite the noticeable height difference, the advertisement made them appear to be the same exact height. This caused Lee Min Ho’s fans to point out that the advertisement company must have enlarged Kim Soo Hyun’s height, which made Kim Soo Hyun’s fans argue back that they also edited Lee Min Ho’s face to look smaller.