“The royal nobles of this era are celebrities”… Politician Jeon Yeo-ok criticized Lee Hyo-ri and Lee Sang-soon for opening coffee shop

Former Saenuri Party member Jeon Yeo-ok criticized Lee Hyo-ri and Lee Sang-soon for opening a cafe in Jeju, saying, “Do they have to run a coffee shop?”

Politician Jeon said on Facebook on July 3rd, “This morning’s hot news is definitely the opening of a coffee shop in Jeju by Lee Hyo-ri and Lee Sang-soon. As soon as it was opened at 9 o’clock in Jeju, a city with a population of 600,000, people lined up 100m. (It was very hot yesterday, wasn’t it?) Eventually, they wrote ‘The shop closes as we ran out of coffee ingredients’ after only 12 minutes. News is news.”

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She continued, “Lee Sang-soon himself made coffee, and Lee Hyo-ri took pictures with customers? That is a huge competitive advantage. It will take a toll on nearby coffee shops. I thought, ‘Why are these people running a coffee shop?’ Coffee shops have a lower barrier to entry than other occupations, such as Korean restaurants. That is why coffee shops exist even in alleys of Jeju Island. Opening a coffee shop for Lee Hyo-ri and Lee Sang-soon is like a hobby because of their ‘love for coffee’, ‘broadcast’ and ‘music’.”

“But for most coffee shop owners, it’s to make a living. When a chaebol daughter opened a bakery, people criticized her and accused her of threatening the alley bakery business area. Eventually, she had to close the bakery. Lee Hyo-ri and Lee Sang-soon are no better than the chaebol kids. As Umberto Eco said, ‘The royal nobles of this era are celebrities’. I think of them as ‘public figures’ with greater social influence than the chaebol children.”

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She then asked, “Lee Sang-soon and Lee Hyo-ri, do you really need to open a coffee shop?”

Controversy erupted immediately. Some responded, Why do celebrities need to act more morally and fairly than politicians and businessmen?”, “It doesn’t matter whether others open a cafe or not”... On the other hand, there were opinions saying “Even though they said that they go on a vegetarian diet for abandoned animals, they don’t even think about cafe owners around them”, “I don’t think they’re using their popularity here”…

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Meanwhile, Lee Sang-soon uploaded a post titled “A lot of people came today” on the cafe’s official account on July 2nd.

He announced, “Those who waited for a long time in the hot weather, those who returned home because we ran out of ingredients and could not receive more customers. Thank you so much and we are sorry. As we are afraid that we would cause inconvenience to nearby residents, we decided that we should operate through reservation system for the time being.”

Source: daum

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