Some viewers are reacting harshly to Kwon Min-woo’s remark in the recent broadcast of “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”.
In the 7th episode of ENA Channel’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”, which aired on July 20th, Kwon Min-woo (Joo Jong-hyuk) was seen accusing Woo Young-woo (Park Eun-bin) of unfair employment.
Earlier, Woo Young-woo confessed her worries to Lee Joon-ho (Kang Tae-oh), saying “It’s not easy for anyone to like me. I have autism”. Choi Soo-yeon (Ha Yoon-kyung) then said, “Don’t feel weak like that”.
Choi Soo-yeon went to meet Kwon Min-woo, who was checking on Woo Young-woo, and said, “Why are you doing this to Young-woo when you can’t even mess with the strong?”. In response, Kwon Min-woo shouted, “Woo Young-woo is the strong. You said her nickname in law school was ‘First Place is Woo Young-woo Anyway’”, adding, “This is an unfair game. Woo Young-woo wins against us every time and yet, we shouldn’t attack her. Why? Because she has autism. We always have to be considerate of her, help her, and give up our seats. Don’t think that Woo Young-woo is the weak.”
The viewers who heard Kwon Min-woo’s lines in this scene exploded with anger. Screenshots of the scene spread to various online communities right after the main broadcast. Users on theqoo expressed their rage, saying “Tactician Kwon Min-woo, this XX”, “When did you care and help her?”, “That XXX has never taken care of her before”, “Resign, Tactician Kwon Min-woo”, “I just want to swear at him”, etc. Some even pointed out that all men in their 20s don’t hesitate to make violent remarks toward others like Kwon Min-woo.
Many netizens, who could not calm their anger, even came to the SNS account of actor Joo Jong-hyuk, who plays Kwon Min-woo. As of the morning of July 21st, more than 500 comments were made under Joo Jong-hyuk’s latest post. They said, “Stop bothering Young-woo”, “I’m really angry right now”, “You’re so good at acting Kwon Min-woo that I just wanted to hit you”, “I wish Kwon Min-woo loses his job”, etc., expressing intense emotions. On the other hand, some people tried to calm the frustrated viewers, saying “Acting is just acting”, “Don’t be too immersed in the story”, etc.
Meanwhile, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” tells about the survival of Woo Young-woo, a rookie lawyer who has a genius brain and autism spectrum disorder, at a large law firm. It airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 9 p.m on ENA Channel.