Their acting is impeccable, but Kim Go Eun and Gong Hyo Jin are still criticized for their deviant looks.
Knet is famous for being extremely strict, difficult to please, even unreasonable to the point of exaggeration. That’s why Korean artists and idols are often unfairly criticized even though they have done nothing wrong. Kim Go Eun and Gong Hyo Jin are two actresses who were once criticized just because their appearance was deemed unsuitable for the male lead.
1. Kim Go Eun
Right from the beginning of filming, Kim Go Eun has been a controversial face when she owns a beauty that deviates from Korean standards. The early years of her career were still quite peaceful, but when she used her superior ability to receive big scripts, paired with popular male gods like Gong Yoo, Lee Min Ho, she began to be heavily ostracized. The culmination was in the movie ‘The King: Eternal Monarch’, she was criticized by a part of the audience that her appearance was not worthy of Lee Min Ho. However, with her impressive acting ability and explosive chemistry, Kim Go Eun quickly conquered the audience, even to this day many people still expect her and Lee Min Ho to have a relationship in real life.
2. Gong Hyo Jin
Gong Hyo Jin is the rating queen of Korean dramas, famous for her dramas that never get below double-digit views. Her acting ability makes many juniors, even actors of the same age, respect her. However, Gong Hyo Jin is still criticized in her work, the reason is only that she… is less beautiful than her male co-star. Specifically, when participating in ‘When Camellia Blooms’, Gong Hyo Jin was criticized for taking pictures with the male lead Kang Ha Neul. She was considered “too ugly” to appear with her co-stars. Before countless negative comments on her personal page, the actress only answered with one word: “Sorry“. This answer makes Gong Hyo Jin’s fans even more sad.