The most terrifying school bullying scene in “The Glory” turns out to be based on a true story

In “The Glory”, which was released on December 30 last year, Moon Dong Eun (Song Hye Kyo/Jung Ji So) is brutally bullied in high school by a gang of perpetrators including Park Yeon Jin (Lim Ji Yeon/Shin Ye Eun), Jeon Jae Joon (Park Sung Hoon/Song Byeong Geun), Lee Sara (Kim Hieora/Bae Kang Hee), and Choi Hye Jeong (Cha Joo Young/Song Ji Woo), Son Myung Oh (Kim Gun Woo/Seo Woo Hyun).

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Among the school violence scenes, there is a scene where the perpetrators call Moon Dong Eun to the gym and burn her arms with a hair iron.

Immediately after the release of “The Glory”, the school violence scenes became a hot topic among netizens. In particular, netizens praised the actors’ acting, but also said that the scenes are too triggering.

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However, the scene in question is a school violence incident that actually occurred in 2006. K, who was attending a female middle school in Cheongju at the time, habitually abused her friend, J, with a curling iron, scratched her breasts with hairpins, and extorted J’s money for reasons such as not keeping her promise. In response, the Cheongju District Court issued an arrest warrant for the assailant, K. 

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Netizens commented, “It’s horrifying that that scene actually happened,” “It’s scarier these days,” and “It’s even scarier in reality that it was a true story.”

Meanwhile, “The Glory”, Song Hye Kyo’s comeback drama, depicts the desperate revenge of a woman whose soul was shattered by school violence in her childhood. She meticulously prepared for the revenge by risking her entire life. It is writer Kim Eun Sook’s first drama led by Song Hye Kyo after six years since “Descendants of the Sun” in 2016, and Kim’s first revenge drama that is rated 19+.

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In the drama, Song Hye Kyo’s character dreams of becoming an architect, but because she is poor, she is bullied at school. After becoming a teacher, she dreams of taking revenge.

Source: Wikitree

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