KMazing – The Snowdrop KDrama, starring Jisoo Blackpink and Jung Hae In, has drawn controversy and was demanded to stop broadcasting. The main reason behind the resistance is that the series is suspected of having historical deviations in the story.
However, the Blackpink fans are not gonna take any chance and do their best to support Snowdrop.
They also created petitions and collected signatures to deny allegations of historical perversion. BLINK believes that Blackpink has a giant fan group, so it can get more autographs than Koreans. There are also Jisoo fans from Vietnam who promote Snowdrop through digital billboards.
In response to this, some South Koreans were angry with the way overseas fans showed support for Snowdrop Jisoo. Netizens in Korean online communities criticized the fan and claimed the action would only degrade Jisoo’s image.
JTBC and District Court Respond to Snowdrop KDrama Controversy
Meanwhile, the JTBC television station that broadcast Snowdrop has responded to the heated debate. The company claims that the television series does not deviate from history and emphasizes the fictional elements of the story. Thus, JTBC will continue to broadcast the drama and release three episodes in quick succession to respond to the concerns.
Furthermore, the Seoul Western District Court, South Korea, has decided that the highly anticipated television series can still be aired. Since its premiere earlier this month, the new drama has been caught up in accusations of historical distortion, with more than 300,000 citizens signing the National Blue House petition calling for Snowdrop to be suspended.
Amid the ongoing controversy, a civic group called the Declaration of Global Citizens in Korea also requested that the broadcast of Snowdrop be stopped completely.
The Seoul Western District Court has rejected the request for a Declaration of Global Citizenship in Korea. “Even if Snowdrop is based on historical distortions, the likelihood that the public will accept (the facts) outright is very low,” the Seoul Western District Court said in their statement.
The court also stated that there are currently no laws protecting the pro-democracy movement from historical distortions. “Unless the drama content directly involves civic groups, it is difficult to argue that any group’s rights are being violated,” the court articulated.