PD Ahn Gil Ho of The Glory Admits and Apologizes to Recently Revealed High School Era Bullying Allegations

The irony is so high in this situation and it’s still unfolding so unclear what the ultimate resolution will be. Netflix revenge drama The Glory has brought South Korea’s dark underbelly of school era bullying to the forefront in a stark and gripping way and PD Ahn Gil Ho‘s deft and creative directing is one reason the drama is both difficult to watch with the bullying scenes because it’s presented with such visuals. After the release of Part 2 last week, there came an allegation that PD Ahn was himself a bully back in his high school days in the Philippines. He was alleged to have beaten someone up with a group of other students. Initially he denied it claiming to have no recollection of ever beating someone up but a day later his representative announced that PD Ahn has admitted to the bullying saying his girlfriend was being mocked and teased and he was so upset he did beat up the person who did it but that is no excuse. His admission comes with a fully apology for his past actions and taking responsibility. K-netizens appear rather split, with differing opinions on whether this is bullying or a fight between bad students back in the day, but ultimately PD Ahn admitting to it and accepting the consequences seem to put his situation in a case where he may not be fully cancelled if at all.

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