The rise and halfway fall of K-actor Jo Byung Kyu sorta got lost in the more high profile and more awful allegations of bullying that rocked K-ent in Feb-March of 2021, but he was still one of the key names in that group of stars being outed for causing harm during their youth. For Jo Byung Kyu, it was school bullying when he attended high school in New Zealand. Jo Byung Kyu has denied the allegations and stuck with his story, but neither side has backed down, and his side did not take legal action of defamation against the alleged victim. He was in talks for the male lead in historical drama Secret Royal Inspector and Jo Yi when this news broke and that casting ultimately fell through. Since then he’s laid low and this week K-ent is reporting that Jo Byung Kyu has been offered the male lead in the drama History of Losers adapted from the same name webtoon. It’s being produced by his agency which makes K-netizens annoyed that he’s coming back when he hasn’t satisfactorily addressed the bullying accusations.