‘The Glory‘ is currently receiving much attention from the audience. Thanks to ‘The Glory’, Song Hye Kyo received high praise from the public. In the drama, Song Hye Kyo plays Moon Dong Eun, an elementary school teacher whose soul was destroyed by her past being bullied at school. For the past 20 years, Dong Eun has lived with burn scars that seem to be forever incurable.
Joo Yeo Jung (Lee Do Hyun) is the only one in the drama’s first season who can still make out Dong Eun’s scars. This is when Yeo Jung offered to assist her. Dong Eun then undressed and exposed the intricate scars covering her body to Yeo Jung in an effort to dissuade him from his intentions. She couldn’t believe that Yeo Jung wanted to go with her more than ever after seeing these scars.
This particular scene was considered one of the most iconic in season 1 of “The Glory”, especially when coupled with Song Hye Kyo’s excellent acting and dialogue delivery. Her haunted expressing and jaded voice perfectly portrayed the sufferings Dong Eun has experienced, and roused emotions within the audience.
However, on SNS platforms, there were a lot of users, who instead of focusing on Song Hye Kyo’s acting, only cared about her body. They left harsh comments about the actress’ figure, from comparing it to “an elementary school student” to saying that she looks “flat” and “short”.
Fortunately, most netizens defended Song Hye Kyo against these malice, and criticized the aforementioned commenters for only focusing on appearance. In addition, they pointed out that Song Hye Kyo’s character is malnourished, exhausted, and traumatized. Therefore, she is supposed to look the part.
Others also left positive comments on Song Hye Kyo’s appearance in her 40s, and praised the actress for daring to step out of this comfort zone to look less than stellar for her new role.