From Song Hye Kyo to Kim Yu Na, Stars who suffered the most from fake news
The ranking of celebrities who suffered the most from fake news was revealed from a voting period of 1 week.
The community portal site “DC Inside” held a voting period from February 27th to March 5th under the theme of “Who is the star most damaged by fake news?”
As a result, Kang Hyung Wook, the “president of dog,” was ranked first with 1,468 votes out of 10,593 total votes cast. Kang Hyung Wook is an animal trainer who gained a lot of popularity with his appearance on KBS2’s entertainment show “Great Dogs.” Recently, Kang Hyung Wook was considered a suspect on the news about an animal trainer under investigation for sexual harassment.
In response, Kang Hyung Wook clarified on Instagram, saying, “I’ve been contacted a lot by people around me. I didn’t do anything, but strange rumors kept spreading, so I’m posting it on Instagram. I’m not [the one who committed the act].”
At the same time, he sent a warning to those who made fake news, stating, “People who make fake news are also bad.”
Actor Song Hye Kyo came in second with 1,061 votes. Following her spectacular return with Netflix’s “The Glory,” Song Hye Kyo was recently embroiled in a dating rumor with idol and actor Cha Eun Woo.
On a YouTube channel in January, a video was posted with the title “[Breaking news] 43-year-old Song Hye Kyo admits dating Cha Eun Woo, 16 years younger… A surprise bomb announcement!” While the title was used as a clickbait, the YouTuber continued, “There was a lot of revelation among the field manager and staff that Song Hye Kyo and Cha Eun Woo were dating.”
Kim Yu Na, a former member of the national figure skating team, came in third with 1,038 votes. Last year, the figure skater married vocalist Ko Woo Rim after three years of dating and received many congratulations from friends and the public.
However, YouTube continued to be filled with rumors and fake news of childbirth and divorce between the newlyweds. The video perpetrating the allegation claimed to have evidence of Kim Yu Na’s crying caught on camera.
In response, Kim Yu Na’s management company “All That Sports” warned, “We will take strict legal action against the YouTubers and distributors of the false information and fake news bringing defamation to Kim Yu Na and her husband.”
Jang Won Young (IVE) came in fourth with 976 votes, followed by Park Eun Bin with 940 votes in fifth and Baek Jong Won with 874 votes in sixth place.