While actor Kim Seon-ho is still being criticized due to his ‘private life’ scandal, attention has also been drawn to people who didn’t leave him and decided to stand by his side.
On October 17th, Kim Seon-ho was embroiled in a controversy over his private life as he was exposed to be the “rising actor K” who forced his ex-girlfriend to have an abortion under the pretense of marriage. Kim Seon-ho’s ex also revealed that the actor faked his image and badmouthed his colleagues. 3 days after the disclosure, on October 20th, he admitted his faults and apologized, saying, “I hurt her with my careless and inconsiderate actions”.
As a result, all the brands that Kim Seon-ho modeled for deleted all the posts related to him. The actor also dropped out of his current entertainment program, “2 Days 1 Night”, and his scenes were edited out in the show’s recent episode. In addition, the production team of his 2 upcoming movies, “Dog Days” and “2 O’Clock Date” also decided to recast the male lead due to his withdrawal, while “Sad Tropical” teams are still discussing whether to replace the actor.
Despite his ‘private life’ scandal, the production team of “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” still shows their affection towards him “Chief Hong” Kim Seon-ho
While the advertising, broadcasting, and film industries quickly turned their back on Kim Seon-ho, some people decided to stay on his side.
Although the scandal broke out right after tvN’s drama “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” ended on October 17th, the production crew of the series still expressed their affection for him. On October 24th, Director Han of this drama released a photo he took with Kim Seon-ho on his Instagram and mentioned the actor as “My beloved Chief Hong”. On the same day, another staff member of the “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” crew uploaded a photo taken with Seon-ho and showed their support for him. This person praised Seon-ho as “a nice actor” and “a nice person”.
Kim Seon-ho’s agency refuted all rumors and promised to stay with him until March 2023
Salt Entertainment, Kim Seon-ho’s agency, firmly stated that they stand by the actor and actively explained various rumors surrounding him. On October 24th, an Internet user claimed to be his acquaintance and wrote, “Kim Seon-ho signed a 3-year exclusive contract with Salt Ent. from September 2018 to September 2021 and signed a temporary one from October 2021. However, unlike the exclusive contract, the temporary one stated that advertising penalties were mostly paid by him“
In this regard, Salt Entertainment refuted this netizen’s post about their contract with Kim Seon-ho. According to the company, Kim Seon-ho signed with them a one-year contract from September 2018 to September 2019. After this contract expired, they still worked together for 6 months due to the increase in Kim Seon-ho’s activities. Therefore, at the actor’s request, they renewed the contract for 3 years, from March 2020 to March 2023.
When the public opinion was reversed, A deleted their account without giving any explanation.