SK Government Relations Dept Responds to Citizen’s Petition on Snowdrop and Joseon Exorcist Distorting History

Oh thank god there are sane people in the government in South Korea. Despite it happening just two months ago, I feel like the news cycle has churned countless bigger scandals since SBS zombie sageuk Joseon Exorcist got yeeted out of existence after airing two episodes. The bruhaha was over the fictional portrayal of the famous King Taejong as suffering from delusions and slaughtering innocent citizens by the dozens, as well as using Chinese food items such as moon cakes and thousand year old eggs in a Korean table (despite the setting being the border between then Joseon and then China). There might be other small complaints but it’s not worth giving it page space, but y’all remember how the blowback was so fast, so hard, and so wildly disproportionate to anything that might have been problematic that SBS decided to cancel the drama outright.

The netizen bitch fest then moved over to upcoming jTBC period romance Snowdrop set during the 80’s at the time of the student democracy protests against the government. Netizens demanded Snowdrop be cancelled before it even aired based on the synopsis where Jung Hae In’s character is a college student but may really be a North Korean spy, and Jisoo’s female lead character was named Young Cho which was the named of a real activist from that era. There’s more stuff, such as the second male lead being a government agent, basically the complaint is that the student democracy movement was being insulted, history distorted, and the government side whitewashed in this fictional drama to come. The citizen’s petitions went to the Blue House and now the government relation’s department has issued a response statement that basically says Joseon Exorcist has been cancelled so no further action needs to be taken on it and the government extends the freedom of artistic license and creativity to all works and will not be taking any action on Snowdrop after the production says it has not distorted history. So that’s that, I’m still bracing for Snowdrop to be hyper scrutinized when it does air.


SK Government Relations Dept Responds to Citizen’s Petition on Snowdrop and Joseon Exorcist Distorting History — 13 Comments

  1. Blckpink girlies are making money only second to bts. Bts global deals pays them 15 to 20 million usd. Whereas for one local ad, they get paid 4.3 million usd ( multiple ads, multiple payment ). Whereas other A listers rate is 500k usd to 1.8 million usd. Wonder what these blackpinkies models get paid?

    Their online concert had 300k paid viewers ( blinks claimed they gonna beat BTS and have million viewers ) and earned 10.5 million usd in ticket, but reportedly budget was so high, that it didn’t earn much profit. After so much promotion.

    Whereas BTS two online concerts grossed around 75 to 80 million usd in ticket sales with 1.7 million viewers and it goes over 100 million usd, with merchandise

    Still blinkies compare models with BTS lmao. But i am sure models still earn good amount of money from brands and Jisoo, Jennie will steal work from real actresses. Because they gonna demand high overseas sales.

    Like V of BTS getting offers simply, because of high overseas millions he gonna bring to project.

    Anyways i don’t find bp models talented as singers, but they have star quality. They already outearn most k celebs.

    Snowdrop i hope doesn’t mock the struggle of students because it can ruin jisoo’s career. If there is backlash.

    • Aiyo i dont know that in koala, we’ll find kpop idol haters.. lol.

      Even you hate them, it wont change the fact that bp is the number one girl group in Korea or worldwide.

      And bp can sing, not only model. They skipped the nation’s thing to the number one. At least the girls can sing live than some other popular idols.

      Can you just live your life talking good about your fave, ah BTS. Well, BTS is really great. Just praise them. I also like them.

      Hopefully i have no expectation on this drama or Jisoo’s acting but still, it’s better to comment nicely.

      • I gave credit to your girlies and models above. That they are second only to BTS. But by huge margin!
        Can you reread again?

        But it’s you blinkies who claim how they are close to BTS’s level when their ticket sales are close to nct

        Bts 1.7 million online paid concert viewers
        Your girlies 280k is close to nct 200k plus

        Even the show with all promo wasn’t profitable according to korean news lmao!

        Your girlies will disband in 2023 at maximum. Fate of yg’s girl groups

        And yes your grilies are untalented
        That lame easy choreography, lazy performances
        Yikes. Rich daddy bought them career which will be finished in 2 years like 2ne1!

        And it’s you blinkies who also made claim the album has sold 5.2 million units and one famous page said 7 million

        Ifpi list came and total consumed album, your girlies album was at 12 and number 10 had sold 3.3 million units

        Not even half of what you blonks claimed.

        And BTS has actual number one and number 4 albim with 7 and 5 million plus consumed units! And those blink chart accounts deactivated when ifpi slapped you on your face

        Your girlies weren’t even ranked among top 10 artists!
        Bts are number one

        So when you blonks make claim that how your models are on bts’s level, facts will be presented

        For blinks fact = bashing

    • Not sure that a site about K-dramas is the best place to be bashing a kpop group or flexing another group’s earnings, maybe Twitter or netizen buzz would be better suited for this post.

      • It features models group member. Makes perfect sense. Maube if your models develop some talent

      • And jisoo is kpop untalented model. Bp remains untalented group of yg’s w***es

  2. You are not korean. You have no right to mock netizens. College students lost their lives.
    If someone romanticized their pain, they have right to be angry
    Typical arrogance of koalas aunty

  3. It’s really sad when people are unable to separate fiction from reality.

    This has noting to do with mock from Korean people. I find censorship terrifying!

    When I want the „truth“, I watch the news, read historybooks and wiki, go to the library or watch a documentary. Not a TV-Show. That’s primary for entertainment. It can always be inspired from real events or people. That’s ok, the keypoint doesn’t change the show is fiction. There are so many Story’s about wars and real famous people like Marie Antoinette, Queen Victoria, also about Napoleon, Hitler… some good, some Bad and tacky.

    I don’t need do like it. I can always choose not to watch the show. But censorship ist wrong. Also to make stupid petitions to cancel shows so nobody else can watch it.

  4. Lets this drama aired and don’t watch it I’m sure rating only get 2%.Jung hae in don’t have power carrying drama.He shine because big name han ji min and son hye jin.

    • I seconded! It isn’t I dont like him. I do like JHI however he doesn’t have that star power to have a good rating and be in the top of buzzworthy actors. He has paired with FL that have star powers that’s why those drama thrived e.g. SYJ, HJM, Hospital Playlist is Shin won Hoo PD so it really got good rating. His last film with KGE didnt get a good numbers in cinema plus his laat drama with Chae Soo Bin got a 2% and less of that #.

      However if this has good plotline, viewers will cling to it so let ua see.

  5. It’s like Merlin to have cancelled because it’s historically inaccurate – they even use late mediaeval castle with Renesaince features or The Crown which is based on partial informations.

    Korean culture was influenced by Chinese and Japanese cuisine and culture by no doubts, that’s historically accurate, so I would recommend to netizens to study history more but not the history books available in South Korea only because history books are never neutral – look what other countries are learning in their books about their neighbours…

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