It’s such a wild ride this year with the behind-the-scenes shenanigans over the popularity voting in the 2021 Baeksang Awards, to be held later this week. It was only three years ago that the Baeksang’s combined the Popularity Award given separately to the film and television categories, so there were four winners each year, and now there are just two. Last year’s winners were Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin, an orchestrated voting campaign by their fans and also new fans of their pairing in Crash Landing on You. This year the Most Popular Actor is likely to be won by Kim Sun Ho whose fans banded together to keep on voting for him. On the ladies side it’s looking like Seo Ye Ji for Most Popular Actress which is causing quite a conundrum for the awards body. Will she attend to accept in person or avoid an appearance to continuer her lay low while the controversy around her dies down method. I get that viewers can continue to watch and support her, but it’s disingenuous to say that it doesn’t matter what her personal life is like. Of course it matters, stars are routinely taken to task for doing something wrong whether ethical, moral, or criminal, so what Seo Ye Ji fans should say is that they don’t think anything she is accused of doing is problematic to them. I’m just sad that a talented actress is revealed to be a raging sociopath, her talent is undisputed but goodness it’s too much personal life bad behavior for me to watch her onscreen and not be turned off.