While actor Kim Seon-ho is engulfed in controversy over his private life due to an anonymous revelation, a new post on the official SNS of his management agency (Salt Entertainment) drew the public’s attention.
At noon on Oct 19th, Salt Entertainment posted a birthday message on SNS “We sincerely celebrate actress Kim Ji-won‘s birthday on October 19, 2021.”. Earlier, on the morning of the same day, the agency shared their cautious position to Newsen about Kim Seon-ho‘s scandal, “We are currently checking the factual grounds of the anonymous post.” In addition, they also announced the cancellation of Kim Seon-ho’s “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” wrap-up interview, which was scheduled for Oct 20th.
Kim Seon-ho is embroiled in allegations of persuading his ex-girlfriend to have an abortion under the pretense of marriage. Fans’ frustration is also reaching its peak as the actor’s side has not issued a clear and specific position yet.
In response, some fans left comments saying “Please explain Kim Seon-ho’s controversy” on Salt Entertainment‘s SNS post to celebrate Kim Ji-won‘s birthday. While domestic and foreign fans demanded clarification, there are also some people commenting “Let’s not talk about anything else in this post” as if considering the displeasure of Kim Ji-won.
As Kim Seon-ho was surrounded by unsavory allegations, interviews with Shin Min-ah, Lee Sang-Yi and Jo Han-chul were canceled one after another. It is a huge nuisance to the production team, fellow actors, reporters and viewers that “Hometown Cha Cha Cha”, which received great love with its highest rating of 12.665% (Nielsen Korea, national standard), was unable to conduct a wrap-up interview.
Additionally, actress Kim Ji-won, who works under the same agency with Kim Seon-ho, is in a difficult situation where she cannot receive full birthday celebration. The agency is also at a loss as they cannot celebrate their artist’s birthday or ignore comments from fans asking for clarification.
Due to the delayed confirmation of the fact, the damages are spreading not only to “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” but also to the actors from the same agency. It seems that Kim Seon-ho‘s quick and wise response is needed to determine the authenticity as well as to surmount the damages that have already occurred.