The potential rubbernecking and torrent of criticism has now been avoided by what is the most practical decision that could be made. K-actress Seo Ye Ji will not attend in person this week’s Baeksang Arts Awards ceremony, which will be held with socially distanced attendees like last year. She won the public voting for Popularity Award Actress side, with Kim Sun Ho winning for the Actor side, and it’s an award that in previous years goes to whichever fan base orchestrates the most effective coordinate voting drive for their star. Nothing wrong with that. If the goal of Seo Ye Ji’s fans was to “stick it to those criticizing her” for her recent scandals, it’s sorta a two-edged sword. If she shows it would be awkward for her and everyone else and open herself up to public scrutiny, as she’s chosen to do the lay low and let things die down with time, and if she won and didn’t show up (like this decision) it can also be criticized for being rude to the awards body by not accepting her award in person. Honestly, if I were her diehard fan I would just voice my support until it’s time for her to try a comeback and then support her then.