As we know, netizens react quite coldly to Korean celebrities who have been involved in a scandal.
Even, netizens criticized Korean celebrities who tried reviving their careers after getting involved in a scandal.
And here are 3 Korean celebrities who have experienced :
- Ryu Hwayoung (Former member of T-ara)
Ryu Hwayoung recently made an appearance on King of Masked Singer after being inactive for a few years.
However, netizens and T-ara fans criticized Ryu Hwayoung for her appearance on the show.
Not only that, but her video also received a lot of dislikes.
In the past, Ryu Hwayoung was involved in a bullying scandal, where it was believed that the T-ara members bullied her. While the other members tried to explain things, netizens were too busy criticizing them, and the group’s image never recovered.
However, it was later revealed that the bullying rumors were all false, and some even claimed that Ryu Hwayoung was the actual bully in the group.
- Go Young Wook (Former member of Roo’Ra)
In 2013, Go Young Wook was found guilty of sexually harassing and touching 3 minors and was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. He eventually got released in 2015 and has been relatively quiet until recently. Go Young Wook recently made an Instagram account and made his first social media post since his release from prison.
Netizens were not happy about this, and many began reporting his account. It didn’t take long for Go Young Wook’s account to get disabled, as Instagram has a policy about convicted sex offenders.
However, Go Young Wook then made a post on his Twitter account addressing this situation.
- Park Yoochun (Former member of JYJ)
Park Yoochun was involved in a series of scandals in 2019, which involved illegal drug use and lying to the press. Park Yoochun soon admitted to most of his drug charges and announced that he would be retiring from the entertainment industry.
However, in 2020, Park Yoochun canceled his retirement plans and stated that he would be returning to the entertainment industry. He announced that he would be holding an online fan meeting and the sale of a photobook.
Netizens criticized Park Yoochun for returning, as they believed that he should have stayed retired after being found guilty of his crimes.