The reaction left by LOONA’s Go-won and Yves to the drama “Twenty-five, Twenty-one” is drawing attention.
On Mar 21st, an online community shared the messages Go-won and Yves exchanged with their fans through the messenger Fab. First, Go-won responded that she could not understand Baek’s behavior. She wrote, “Is Yi-jin having fun playing with the students?” and “What is he doing among the kids?”. said about Baek Yi-jin and Na Hee-do’s kiss scene on Mar 20th, “Gasp. Wait a minute, isn’t he an adult?” “I’m a Confucian girl, so this is a bit…”
Recently, criticism has been raised that “the description of the relationship between Na Hee-do and Baek Yi-jin is quite uncomfortable to some” as the episodes of “Twenty-five, Twenty-one” continue. It is pointed out that it is inappropriate to deal with the love between a minor who usually appears in school uniforms and an adult.
The production team said in its planning intention, “Na Hee-do and Baek Lee-jin’s love will start when they are 21 and 25 years old, respectively,” but in the actual drama, Na Hee-do was already described as being in a relationship with Baek Yi-jin when she was only 19 years old. In particular, in the episode on Mar 19th, Na Hee-do sparked controversy by kissing Baek Yi-jin in his room right at the moment she turned 20 (the legal age in Korea).
As a result, articles titled “Controversy over directing and composition of a minor and an adult’ love line,” “’Twenty-five, Twenty-one’ in controversy,” and “It’s a pity that the drama ‘Twenty-five, Twenty-one’ features a minor-adult couple” are circling online.