Horan’s mother-daughter date attracts netizen ire (sigh)
Singer (and essayist) Horan made a recent appearance on the April 19 broadcast of MBC’s Happy Stock Company (or Happy Shares Company), featuring a segment wherein she packed a homemade lunch and had a mother-daughter date at home.
In the segment, viewers were surprised to see that her mother suffered from polio at age 5 that left one leg crippled. It’s not the first time the news has been made known — Horan first referenced her mother’s condition in her recently published essay collection, Horan’s Da Capo — but it’s the first time the fact is becoming known to the public at large.
Asked to share a story, Horan’s mother recalled: “Once, I went to the beach and was walking along the shore with difficulty with Horan. Some mischievous boys poked a lot of fun at my daughter. So Horan asked me, ‘Mom, aren’t you embarrassed?’ and I answered, ‘Why should I be?’ The tears ran then.”
Netizen response? “That [bleep] sold her [bleeping] mother” and “She sold her mother for a TV appearance.”
Some ever-so-thoughtful netizens carried the sentiments, originally written on the site announcing the upcoming episode, onto Horan’s own site, alerting her to the comments. The next day, Horan wrote on her site, “What a despicable world.”
“I’m not using my mother to make up a tragic drama. … How can a person look at another person and say she’s selling her mother or not?”
The next day, however, they were erased from her site. Horan is currently busy with her new acoustic band, Ibadi, who recently released their first album.
SONG OF THE DAY
Ibadi – “Hello Hollow” [ Download ]