The Joseon Exorcist brouhaha continues to expand and now it’s roped in a drama that hasn’t even aired yet. K-netizens have set their sights on jTBC period romance drama Snowdrop set 1987 in a university setting. Jung Hae In is a graduate student who stumbles injured into the dorm at a female university and is nursed back to health by sheltered rich girl Jisoo and the two fall in love. Turns out he’s probably a spy for the government (maybe) and netizens are upset about that because they think it’s glorifying the dictatorial government which sent spies to break up student movements during that era when South Korea was fighting to democratize. Netizens think this story set up is putting down the student democracy movement and whitewashing/beautifying the government security bureau and spies, despite the drama not having aired so it’s all conjecture. But it’s enough for jTBC to release a statement that Snowdrop is a black comedy romance set in the 1980’s during the military run South Korean government era and asks that netizens do not take character charts and blurbs on the plot and assume it is putting down the democracy movement and elevating the government perspective during that period. Nevertheless, the network will conduct a fill review of the drama (which is still filming) and remove anything problematic. So this is what self-censorship looks like, and with it goes creativity and growth through differences in opinion.