After all, Goo Hara’s ex-boyfriend had sought mediation after series of evidence that Dispatch had provided.
Over the past two weeks, Goo Hara and her ex-boyfriend Choi’s assaulting scandal had created a buzz in the public. On October 4, Dispatch shocked everyone by releasing the evidence that Goo Hara was threatened by Choi with sex clips. Just one day later, more than 170,000 people signed up for petition to have proper punishment of criminals like Choi on the Green House official website.
After a series of events, finally, according to Newsis news on the evening of 5/10, Choi has spoken through the representative: “We are willing to compromise… what we really want is to make up.” Over the past two weeks, Choi has consistently blamed Goo Hara for assaulting him, accusing her of filming sex clips, even confidently refusing Goo Hara’s suggestion of reconciliation. However, after seeing the public’s reaction, Choi was probably “scared”, hoped for reconciling, and wished to make up for it. Now Korean netizens are extremely satisfied, and call Choi’s move the joke of the year.
Some of the comments from netizens:
- [+5,551, -136] He only wants a compromise now that he’s on the losing side? What happened to his stance before? ㅋㅋ
- [+5,390, -135] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Pathetic man
- [+5,048, -115] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ How about you just worry about getting investigated before landing in jail
- [+568, -5] It doesn’t matter who wanted to film the video first. Fact of the matter is, he sent her that video in the middle of a fight. If that’s no blackmail, what is?
- [+496, -10] Does he really think his threat to leak the video is justified just because Goo Hara wanted to film the video first? ㅋㅋㅋ Even if she did, he’s still a criminal for threatening to leak it ㅋㅋㅋ
This scandal, more specifically Choi’s act of violence and his self-confidence that he could destroy Goo Hara, is of Korean concern because it is partly a result of gender discrimination issue in the society. In addition, people are concerned that this incident will cause revenge through pornography. Consequently, the public urged the authorities to give the appropriate punishment to Choi as well as the people involved.
Sources: k14, Newsis, Naver