Amidst heated controversies related to “Snowdrop” after episode 1 was aired, Jung Hae-in’s past interview remark was brought up again

While “Snowdrop” is embroiled in controversies over disparaging the democratization movement and beautifying the Agency of National Security Planning, an interview of Jung Hae-in has become a hot topic.

On the 23rd of last month, Harper’s BAZAAR released an interview with Jung Hae-in and BLACKPINK JIsoo, the main character actors of drama “Snowdrop”. At the interview, Jung Hae-in was asked, “Snowdrop is a drama set in 1987. Did you research or study anything in advance about the background of that time?” Jung Hae-in said, “I was born in 1988. Therefore, I could not experience the 1987 era myself”, adding, “There are many works set in that timeframe, but I think the real answer would be in the script itself. After reading through the script thoroughly, I can imagine the picture of it in my head.”

Snowdrop controversy

In response to his answer, netizens poured out harsh criticism, such as, “This guy is crazy”, “What kind of Korean history is this?”, “You think I didn’t study history?”, “What an irrelevant answer”, “I don’t know what he is talking about”

Meanwhile, “Snowdrop” has been criticized since the production stage as it was suspected of disparaging the democratization movement and beautifying the National Security Planning Agency. During the pre-production process, a petition for the suspension of “Snowdrop” production appeared, and it has obtained consent from more than 200,000 people.

Snowdrop controversy

Overcoming controversies, the first episode of “Snowdrop” was aired on December 18th. As if they recognized the criticisms, “Snowdrop” production team set its Naver TALK channel to private and made the viewers’ comments on the bulletin board be written as secret articles which only the writers and the production team could see.

Snowdrop controversy

Meanwhile, another petition to stop broadcasting drama “Snowdrop” was sent to the Blue House immediately after episode 1 was aired. As of 3:44 P.M KST on December 19th, the petition received more than 100,000 signatures.


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