The insane and unforgiving K-netizen standards strikes again, this time taking down a teenager acting like a teenager in ways that hurt no one. Growing up former child actress Kim Yoo Jung has been hospitalized for the second time in a week after collapsing from stressed induced shock after the press conference promoting the upcoming K-movie Because I Love You. Kim Yoo Jung has been the brunt of K-netizens ire after last week she attended an event promoting the movie and appeared to be acting nonchalant and distracted with her leg bent at the knees and checking out her nails. That’s apparently misbehavior rudeness of epic proportions and K-netizens have sharpened their knives to eviscerate her for lacking proper manner and protocol. After that she went to the hospital for a severe cold but still attended subsequent movie promo events but the approbation from the public continued and now she’s back in the hospital and everyone loses in this mess.
I know Koreans are sticklers for propriety especially during work events such as a movie premiere where the actors are required to be polite at all times. I’m not going to say Kim Yoo Jung didn’t earn some chiding from particularly fastidious netizens expecting her to never slip up, but the extent of the angry feedback is overkill for the infraction. I hope she gets well soon and moves on from this experience, and doesn’t allow it to negatively affect her future career progression in any way.