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Blackpink’s Jisoo faces backlash for her drama ‘Snowdrop’

‘Snowdrop’ is one of the most highly anticipated dramas of 2021. Starring Blackpink’s Jisoo and South Korean actor Jung Hae-In, fans are super excited to see their pairing on-screen. However, on March 27th, 2021, Korean fans expressed their disappointment in the idol-actress. Read more below to see 2 reasons why Jisoo got backlash. 

  • Jisoo is the first member of Blackpink to debut as an actress. 
  • The theme of the drama is romance and melodrama. It will air in June 2021.
  • It is produced by one of the biggest South Korean channels called ‘JTBC’. 

1. The drama spreads misinformation about Korean history

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On 27th March 2021, Korean netizens speculated the plot of ‘Snowdrop’. They assumed that the drama was showing North Koreans as spies. It highlighted a negative image of South Korean protestors in the 80s. 

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‘JTBC’ debunked this information as false and revealed that the drama will have a funny melodramatic theme. Even after the statement, Jisoo continued to receive hate comments. Do you think that’s fair?

2. The name of Jisoo’s character ‘Eun Young-Cho’

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On March 31st, 2021, JTBC revealed that they will change the name of Jisoo’s character. Previously, her character was named ‘Eun Young-Cho’ which received criticism as it was the name of the representative of female student protestors in 1987. 

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Korean netizens signed petitions to cancel the drama. Read more about it hereTo avoid confusion, the channel cleared that the character in the drama had no link with the historical figure. I hope people can stop being negative towards the singer now!

Conclusion

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Even after multiple clarification statements, Korean netizens are still upset at Jisoo taking the role. They don't want the history of their country to be spread wrongly. I hope that the controversy will calm down and the drama will air as announced in June 2021.

What do you think about this controversy? Comment below!

Estefanía Martínez

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