Actor Kim Seon-ho is in a situation where he doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
Kim Seon-ho is reviving after the controversy over his private life. He doesn’t seem to have the “right to be forgotten” to resume his activities after such a strong crisis. Criticism has calmed down to some extent as it’s a controversy over his private life, but the problem is coming from those around him who don’t want to stay silent. Of course, Kim Seon-ho’s good personality has been testified thanks to those stories, but ironically, it is also those positive reviews that keep on dragging his issue back to the mainstream media.
In fact, Kim Seon-ho’s touching stories and personality began to surface through acquaintances who wanted to support him as he was directly hit by the controversy. Kim Seon-ho suffered from controversy over his private life shortly after the cable channel tvN drama “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” ended successfully on Oct 17th. After apologizing in person, he canceled all of his schedule, including the scheduled ending interview, as well as dropped out of the two movies he was scheduled to appear in. He also left KBS 2TV’s entertainment program “2 Days 1 Night” ahead of the 100th episode, and the actor was edited out in the parts that had already been recorded.
After being exposed that he urged his ex-girlfriend to have an abortion under the pretense of marriage, Kim Seon-ho was soon “eradicated” from the entertainment industry, as well as the advertising industry.
But soon the atmosphere changed. Officials and college alumni who worked with Kim Seon-ho testified about his personality and tried to correct what was different from the facts. They were worried, encouraged, and cheered for him. In addition, there were reports that some facts were quite different from what Kim Seon-ho’s ex-girlfriend A has written in her post. In the end, several brands whom Kim Seon-ho is modeling for resumed his advertisement. Kim Seon-ho also decided to return to the movie “Sad Tropical”, which will begin filming next month.
Some might say that the return of Kim Seon-ho after suffering from the controversy over his private life getting disclosed is unusually fast. One of the factors that resulted in Kim Seon-ho’s early return was the power of public opinion which has been overturned compared to when his scandal first broke out. This is because the disclosure of Kim Seon-ho’s ex-girlfriend has lost its credibility. Moreover, more and more people have stood up for Kim Seon-ho and told many beautiful stories to praise his good personality. The public’s critical view towards Kim Seon-ho has been eased considerably compared to the heated situation at the beginning of the case.
At this point, Kim Seon-ho’s ‘private life’ scandal was supposed to have become much quieter. However, things didn’t happen as we thought. The reason is that more evidence related to Kim Seon-ho’s personality is still being posted on online communities. On November 5th, a producer who worked with singer Park Hye-kyung drew attention by uploading a touching story about Kim Seon-ho on his SNS. Accordingly, Kim Seon-ho persuaded his company to allow him to appear in Park Hye-kyung’s music video without getting paid. As Kim Seon-ho has been the hottest name these days, this beautiful story attracted great attention.
Like the stories from other acquaintances of Kim Seon-ho, this one was also revealed in order to support Kim Seon-ho’s return. Still, it doesn’t seem easy just to accept these facts. This is because whenever someone released a touching story complimenting Kim Seon-ho’s personality, his ‘private life’ scandal also got dragged back again. This time, after the article about Kim Seon-ho’s good manners was posted, of course, the controversy was mentioned again.
His next work must have been decided in a hurry, and he must be preparing for his movie quietly at the moment. Therefore, no matter how touching those stories are, Kim Seon-ho may not feel comfortable being constantly called out in such issues at this point.