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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.

Via My Daily, Star News

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Wow!
Netizens are really scary.
Even when stars do community service they fire them with insults.
Now this?
They are really going too far.

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thats pathetic. i cant believe that our world has come to this. netizens are crazy and disgusting. thats all i have to say. why arent you allowed to talk about your mother that has polio??? so what if she MAY have done it to get a segment?? its still a tragedy thats happened in her life and it takes guts to share that kind of stuff.
ppl just need to SHUT UP

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WTF? Seriously... *shakes head*

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Horan is lucky to have such a strong mom.

In a society that worships unachievable perfection, it's refreshing to hear how people accept their imperfections.

Two thumbs up for Horan.

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wtf is wrong with the netizens.
seriously.
poor horan :(

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netizens are crazy and emotionless creatures who lurk waiting to hatch on to something because they don't have lives of their own to create drama from.

horan, fighting! It's difficult when you live with someone who has an illness. it takes a particular strength that not everyone has.

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I guess it's the... I dunno. The belief of upholding appearances of perfection--that people in the spotlight don't have problems or hardships. I think it's good that her mother told her story. It'd be a bad if her mother had a problem with people knowing, but I think her mother has come to terms with her handicap.

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I don't really get...the whole part about Horan asking her mother whether or not she was embarassed?

Was she asking her mother if she was embarassed because of her her daughter was being picked on? Or was she asking her mother if she was embarassed that she was being made fun because she had difficulty walking properly?

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Its really sad to know that people are capable of saying such awfull things. The fact that she didn't mind her mother appearing on a show should say that she is not embarressed, but people can't put their heads on that. Really wish that people would stop doing such things, but oh well and thanks for keeping us posted.

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it's sad they're not focusing on the real issue of discrimination and taunting of disabled people in korea. instead they turn it back on her. she's not selling out her mother if she would never be booked on the show without a "sob story". isn't Yashimanman full of celebs' "sob stories" anyway? although we never know when they abuse public's sympathy. like Kim Su-ro (the comic movie actor) talked about being poor, and giving up his tiny paycheck for sister's wedding. A netizen claiming to be Kim's classmate said he's lying, that Kim's family was richer than most others.

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korean netizens are funny. i'm not sure how popular this person is but if this were say kim tae hee, one of the DBSK boys or someone more popular...netizens would be all up their asses with praise.

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:(
its sad how low our world can get.

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despicable is right...those [bleep] netizens need to take a chill pill and stop jumping to [bleeping] conclusions...

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i'm starting to believe that there is no such thing as limits, lines, boundaries for netizens.

they don't believe in common sense, common courtesy, "[bleep]", i don't even think they believe in anything at all.

they just trash, praise, worship, hate on whoever they want for the sake of their own personal pleasure.

i know that not all netizens are like this, but when things like this happen, i just feel ashamed FOR them.

ugh.

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those netizens have a [bleep] up way of thinking.

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i think ppl are forgetting about the tv station, they are the ones who produce the show and probably might be the ones who wanted this juicy information in to attract attention for the show..

I 've not seen how the programme has portrayed the relationship.. but if they focus on just her mother and her polio disease 3/4 of the time, then i think its obviously out to elicit some sympathy. .. in the most obtrusive manner...

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Korean netizens I swear are like the dumbest people in the world. Happy Shares Company is a show that follows stars (as they starve themselves for entertainment purposes) and that means getting a window into their lives, which includes their parents/family/close friends. For a country that prides itself on edemekashun, its citizens could do with a little critical thinking and investigative skills. If anything, they should be blasting the PDs, who edit the shows. Or perhaps even the public, for demanding such intense scrutiny of their public lives? So if she hid her mother, would be she cursed for being ashamed of her mother's polio? You can never win with netizens, srsly~

Oh, motherland, how you really shame me sometimes~~

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what is wrong with these korean netizens?! i've been hearing so many stories about them and their cruelty! they really need to get a life and learn how to move on!

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What is up with korean netiznes? They seem like psychos going after these celebrities for no reason! I don't understand why they have so much hate towards people they don't even know! If you don't like someone, then you don't ! Get over it and move on!

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i dunno.... when i watched the 'Happy Shares Company' episode, wasn't it the other way around? That the mom asked Horan if she was embarassed, and Horan replied with "why should i be?" So that was why the mom cried? (i guess becuase she was touched?)

and the netizens are cruel. The episode didn't even seem like Horan tried to 'sell her sob story about her mom'. It was just a mother and daughter moment. What's so wrong with that?

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that was cruel definitely

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From the report, I can't believe the fact that she was selling out her mom.

First off, her mom was on it and spoke willingly. Secondly, it's no shame to hide the fact that your mom had polio or to share your story. I didn't get the feeling that she was selling a "sob story", but rather showing a mother-daughter moment between her and her mom.

I can't believe the netizens didn't focus on her mother's condition, their date, or the mother's story. The kids were so cruel! But people didn't focus on that, did they? Shows that netizens are as cruel as those kids.

Wonder who deleted what she said? Her agents and manager? Or her herself after she stopped being angry and realized it would've hurt her image?

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