Shinhwa‘s Kim Dong Wan honestly revealed why he doesn’t keep his donations secret.
On the May 13 episode of MBC‘s “Radio Star,” Kim Dong Wan establishes himself as a donation king.
MC Yoon Jong Shin reveals, “Kim Dong Wan has donated 50,000,000 Won (~$50,000 USD) to marginalized children, 60,000,000 Won (~$60,000 USD) to a comfort women charity, and gave 36,000,000 Won (~$36,000 USD) to the Nepal earthquake.”
The Radio Star MCs marvel at Kim Dong Wan’s charity, and Yoon Jong Shin asks him a surprise question, saying, “You told our writer not to have us talk about your donations, so how come you donated in public on ‘Love Request?'”
At that, Kim Dong Wan says, “I do let it be known that I donated. The reason why I don’t want to talk about it on broadcast is because I don’t want it to get awkward.”
He then continues, “I like to let it be known that I donate. People always worry that the money that they give might not be used in the right way. I wanted to make sure that the money would be well used if I let others know.”
He reveals, “I started to donate because I was touched by someone else who donated.”