Indeed, it’s rare for a series to face as much criticism as Snowdrop – the debut series of Jisoo (BLACKPINK) with the role as an actor.
Since its announcement, “Snowdrop” has become a work of interest to netizens because this is the first series of Jisoo (BLACKPINK) that she takes on the female lead role. However, not long after its release, the series and its crew encountered such problems that the public believed that Snowdrop was “cursed” just like its name: Falling downhill as deep as falling snow.
Regarding the series’s problem of historical distortion, it was so scandalous that many netizens filed a petition to the Blue House, asking the authorities to stop broadcasting it. Jisoo and Jung Hae In, Snowdrop’s main cast, also met with a storm of criticism. On January 5, the public received the news that actress Kim Mi Soo, who played the role of the best friend of Youngro (Jisoo), had suddenly passed away.
The shocking scandal of Kbiz: Serious historical distortion and the 300,000-signature petition to the Blue House
Not long after the series was released, it met with the first wave of criticism due to the suspicion of distorting history. When the first two episodes of the series were aired, Snowdrop was met with fierce criticism from the public. The petition to stop broadcasting Snowdrop sent to the Blue House has reached more than 300,000 signatures. 20 brands that used to sponsor for the series have all halted their advertisements or asked the production team to remove scenes with their sponsored products.
The problem is so serious that politicians and the memorial to Korean historical martyrs have voiced their concern. Before the accusations of distorting history, JTBC television station affirmed that Snowdrop did not distort history and all the controversial details will be clarified in the later part of the film. Thanks to that, Snowdrop can continue its broadcasting but has now faced a fierce wabe of boycotting.
Jisoo – Jung Hae In being harshly attacked
The controversy related to the movie has also greatly affected the two main actors Jisoo – Jung Hae In. 2 stars were violently “terrorized” by some extremist netizens on Insragram.
This caused Jisoo to stop working on SNS for a while. Blinks (BLACKPINK fans) all try to leave nice comments to push away bad comments and fierce criticism. However, the stream of negative opinions has greatly affected the reputation and the newly blossomed solo career of the YG girl.
Actress Kim Mi Soo suddenly passed away at the age of 30
While Snowdrop is still causing controversy, on January 5, actress Kim Mi Soo reportedly passed away at the age of 30. In the drama, Kim Mi Soo played Jisoo’s roommate. The sudden departure of the actress left people shocked and saddened. To date, the family has kept all the specific details of Kim Mi Soo‘s death secret.
Kim Mi Soo was born in 1992, she studied acting at the Korea National University of Arts and started her acting career in 2018. Kim Mi Soo made an impression with her role as Kim Tae Hee‘s younger sister in Hi Bye Mama!. The actress’s funeral will be held privately, and the cause of Kim Mi Soo‘s death has not been announced.