Netizens can be quite critical of Korean celebrities, and Korean actors are no exception.
This year, there have been lots of Korean actors who faced immense criticism from netizens.
- Jang Mi In Ae
On her Instagram, Jang Mi In Ae made a post showing her disapproval of President Moon Jae In‘s urgent disaster support policy that would provide financial aid to low-income families.
“This is so annoying. Korea doesn’t have that kind of money. You gave our land away to someone else, too, didn’t you? Are you really a government that saves the citizens? What’s the worth of that 1 million won? Whenever I see the news, I go crazy with rage.”
After she made this post, Jang Mi In Ae received a lot of backlash from netizens. However, she made another post and didn’t back down from her original statement.
The criticism continued, and Jang Mi In Ae soon announced that she was going to retire from being an actress.
- Lee Kyung Young
Lee Kyung Young was a cast member of the K-Drama The World of The Married, and he got boycotted by a lot of netizens because of his past.
Back in 2002, Lee Kyung Young was arrested for the prostitution of a minor. The public records of trials revealed that he had told an underage actress that he would secure a role for her in one of his future movies in exchange for having sex with him.
Lee Kyung Young was soon sentenced to a suspended 10 months of prison with two years of probation, in addition to 160 hours of community service.
Due to this, a lot of netizens voiced how uncomfortable they were watching Lee Kyung Young on The World of The Married.
- Park Si Hoo
During the press conference for the K-Drama The Wind, Cloud, And Rain, Park Si Hoo made a comment that didn’t sit well with a lot of netizens. The cast members were asked if there was a scene from the show that viewers should anticipate, and Park Si Hoo stated that there was a scene where Go Sung Hee “revealed some skin“.
Netizens criticized Park Si Hoo, saying that his comment was rude, inappropriate, and even “sexually harassing” the actress.
Also, Park Si Hoo was involved in an alleged rape scandal in 2013, which made netizens even more upset about his comment.
- Son Seung Won
In 2019, Son Seung Won was caught driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without a license. Not only that, but he also attempted to flee the scene of the crime. He was soon sentenced to 18 months in prison.
He was released from prison in 2020, and he made his “return” by posting a picture to Instagram, which has now been deleted. When he posted this picture, a lot of netizens were unhappy.