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Ji-soo pens apology letter in response to school bullying allegations, will step down from River Where the Moon Rises

If you’ve been paying attention to Korean entertainment news in the last few weeks, you probably noticed that school bullying accusations have been leveled against a large number of public figures. Most recently, actor Ji-soo (River Where the Moon Rises) had some very serious, disturbing allegations brought against him recently.

On March 2, an anonymous poster wrote on Nate’s forum that he had been bullied by Ji-soo while they were both students at Sorabol Middle School in Seoul. Additional victims came forward and the media picked up the story fairly quickly. The allegations were pretty horrific, even more so considering that middle schoolers in Korea are between 12 and 15 years old (the American equivalent is 7th to 9th grade). His actions spanned a wide range of awfulness, and the initial information centered on verbal and physical abuse. On March 3, more details became public; Ji-soo had filmed himself having sex with a female student and shared the videos with friends, and had forced male students to do sexual acts.

Shortly after the sexual assault allegations became public, Ji-soo’s agency KeyEast released a statement that they would look into the accusations. On March 4, Ji-soo uploaded a handwritten apology letter to his personal Instagram account. While he doesn’t address the accusations individually, the apology is unequivocal and he denies nothing.

Ji-soo’s apology letter:

I apologize sincerely to those who I have hurt. There is no excuse for my past behavior. What I did was unforgivable. When I started my career as an actor, I covered up my past and it seems I made it to this point while receiving the undeserved interest of the public. However, there was a part of me that always felt guilty about the past, but it was too late to ask for forgiveness and that regret always came to me in the form of great anxiety. My dark past constantly weighed on me. I ask forgiveness from those who’ve suffered over the years as they watched me become an actor. I will live the rest of my life deeply reflecting on my unforgivable past. I’m pained and so sorry for the great negative impact my personal wrongs have had on the the show and director, the actors, and all of the drama staff. I hope sincerely that the drama does not suffer any additional damage because of me. To everyone whom I’ve hurt, I kneel before you to ask sincerely for forgiveness.

 

It’s unclear now what will happen next in terms of Ji-soo’s career. Reports are coming out saying that KBS has made the decision to remove him from his current drama, River Where the Moon Rises and will cast another actor for the role of On Dal. Complicating things is the fact that the show was pre-produced and all production work was close to completion. There’s also a petition on KBS’s online message board to remove him from the show that’s at 5,500 signatures and counting. KBS’s internal operating procedure state that any petition that reaches 1,000 signatures must be responded to personally by a department head so more news should be available shortly.

I know that actors are not the images they create, but seeing just how big the chasm between the person and the image is…it’s pretty upsetting. Having followed Ji-soo since his Angry Mom days, it’s difficult for me to wrap my head around this and I can’t imagine how painful it must have been for his victims to see their bully on TV.

The most recent spate of news regarding possible celebrity school bullies started about a month ago with national volleyball players, twin sisters Lee Da-yeong and Lee Jae-yeong. Since then, more people have come out with their stories of school bullying and alleged perpetrators range from famous athletes, to idols and actors.

That’s not to say that bullying is only a recent problem or even a Korea-only problem, but it’s pretty pervasive. And sadly, news of extreme violence at school and student suicides seem to be more common now as well. It’s hard to say if school bullying is increasing or if the increased awareness is giving people more courage to speak out to speak out.

When the Ji-soo news broke it sent the hashtag #학투 (#SchoolBullyingToo) trending, which was inspired by the #MeToo movement and is being used by and for victims of school bullying. School bullying has been an issue in Korea for a very long time and I hope that there will be change coming soon.

Via Newsen, Chosun Ilbo, Hankook Kyungje, News1

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Yikes, yikes, yikes. I'm not sure how this works production wise. His poor victims though, I hope they are getting some peace.

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They're casting a new actor to refilm all his scenes.

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Agreed. I hope the victims can get the peace and support they need. I really do hope they recast/replace his character.

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I heard Na In-woo (the over-protective Uigeumbu General of Queen So-yong, a.k.a Bong-hwan in Mr. Queen) will take over the role Jisoo left behind. Thought?

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I believe it is now confirmed. We shall see, I don't know him as an actor, so I can't really comment. I also found his character incredibly annoying in Mr. Queen so maybe he will be better in this.

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I heard they were casting Nam in Woo from Mr. Queen, which would be Awesome!! I like him alot.. As for Kim Ji Soo.. Wowza,, it totally threw me but you never know.. Luckily, i was never a big fan of his ( and I am not just saying that). He just never seemed like the male lead for me even when he was the male lead, I am usually cheering for the other dude. Its a sad situation, I am not sure he can really apologize for it ( he can try though) but sexual assault is a criminal offense.

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He video taped himself having sex and shared it with other people. He forced other students to do sex acts.

That should be a career ended right there.

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Wow that’s something terribly serious even for a liberal free country like the US, it’s borderline crime.

Now I can’t imagine a future for JS in a fairly conservative country like SK.

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Naw, patriarchy is alive and well there and he very well could have a comeback.

You will be surprised how unsurprising that is.

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Park Si Hoo...

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I'm still shocked that his comeback was a weekend, family-oriented drama on a public broadcast channel followed by a primetime drama also on KBS. Like I would have expected some obscure cable channel like Channel A or a web series.

Maybe Ji Soo will next be seen on a kids' show.

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I only had watched one of his dramas, and never really formed an attachment for him like I did for ji soo. Still it impacted me as a viewer. Just boycotted him forever. I was so shocked he got to come back in the acting scene. Like how is this possible?! Parasite of society, living among humans.

Unfortunately for the leading ladies in the dramas, even though I adore them, just couldn’t watch the drama as that would also unintentionally provide him with my approval seal. He and people like him are forever gone from my list.

Now ji soo added to this list and he will remain there forever. This was so disturbing! My god the difference in image and reality!

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As I say in my language "Quem vê caras, não vê corações" -> the face is no index to the heart...

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Micky Yoo Chun...

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Should he not go to jail for that? I think he should. Filming sexual acts and forcing others to have sex is indeed unforgivable. What an evil for a teenager! He is beyond evil infact. He doesn’t have an once of a concience. Where are his parents during this time, the teachers and School administrator? Where is corporal punishment when we need it...Yikes!He is one of the last actor I would expect to do such horrible things...

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The offenses / crimes may have prescribed. There is a certain time you are allowed to report a crime. The institution of prescription is different on every country and legal system.

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@kipikip, in united states it is actually a sex crime what he did. Child pornography charges would result even though he was a minor. What he did was evil, but as stated above he will surely come back from it at some future point. They usually do particularly in the states.

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Ah, good old stature of limitations.

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Yes, because he shared the video with other's it is child pornography. Even without sharing it he would be considered as having committed lesser crimes. However, the SOL for crimes committed as a minor do tend to be short.

It is unlikely that he can come back from this. Contrary to myth the more 'patriarchal' the society the harsher the treatment for things like this. He should be thankful that he does not live in Afghanistan.

But even here in the US it would be nearly impossible to recover from the exposure of such past behavior. This person (I cannot call him a man) needs to find some other line of work.

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Child pornography charges would result even though he was a minor

This is a good law. I wish more countries will adopt this

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Is there an evidence he has continued this behavior? Does anyone here believe in redemption, repentance, change?

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There is no evidence of his continued behavior. We do believe in redemption, but that first, requires accountability and punishment. It isn't about the perpetrator, it is about the victims. They require that peace and relief.

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My only thing is did he really change? Did he change because he was really sorry for what he did or did he change because he became famous and eyes were upon him. People become much nicer when they are in the public eye. So I guess only he and God know that truth.

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He'll probably enlist in the military now, serve his two years, and then make a fresh comeback in small roles to build himself up again. Seems to be the way K-actors/idols wash away their misdeeds and clear their scandals.

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Didn't the agency deny these allegations? The apology letter was super vague, he probably was referring to other allegations but since so many people came at the same time I don't think we should assume everything is true since the ones you mentioned are pretty big ones.

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Wondering if any of Ji Soo's old school friends watched Angry Mom. His character turned out to be an exploited kid with a heart of gold, but earlier in the show he was pretty menacing as a high school bully.

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His character in Sassy Go Go wasn't written as a bully: his character was a victim of domestic violence, had anger management issues, self harmed and was suicidal.
Sassy Go Go's writing and characterization doesn't deserve to be misrepresented just because of an actor and his private life. They are separate things.
I know this is upsetting, but please don't misread the text for something that has nothing to do with the text.
N.B. in case people miss the memo: I am defending Sassy Go Go and ONLY Sassy Go Go.

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I also take issue with the interpretation of his character in Angry Mum. I very much doubt that Jisoo's life experiences equate to those of an adolescent orphan being raised by a gang and press ganged into doing their enforcement for them in exchange for food and shelter.

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Actually I was wondering if his rather scary portrayal of a school bully might be unpleasant, maybe even traumatising, viewing for former school acquaintances.

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My heart breaks at the thought of his victims watching him rise to national stardom in a drama that tried to address the evil of school bullying.

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Thank u for correcting me. Appreciate this, since I had watched that drama years ago when it aired and with this recent news, my mind directly went into associating his character to that of a bully without re-checking it. After reading your comment I realize my blunder.

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This is awful but perhaps it will inspire serious steps to face the issue of school bullies and deal with it.

His career is over but he will get no sympathy from me.

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I read that this show was not pre-produced per se but had a large lead time because it was an historical drama (filmed many episodes before its TV debut). It had finished about half of the episodes when this news broke. The debate is whether to recast the role or pivot to another love story. In any event, this is a producer's nightmare.

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One hopes he changed his ways. These are pretty nasty, but Middle School was very long ago. If there have been no further allegations (undoubtedly ppl would be rushing forward), there is no point in ruining a person. "Go and sin no more." I worked with juvenile crime for decades and learned that many do bad things at that time, but don't continue it once they mature. As a ppl, we are becoming more unforgiving. It's a very bad trend that won't end well. You can see where it's going in the U.S. where ppl dredge up a tweet from 20 years ago and ruin someone's life.

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I do agree that we have become very unforgiving and considering how you have experience with juvenile crime you may know how they won't do sth like that in latter years even if they have scarred victims for life.
But shouldn't we draw the line with sex crimes? I think we should even draw the line with beating people but sex crimes are a NO for sure. A 16 to 18 years old kid is big enough to know he should not be doing that for fun and excusing that would lead to more crimes in this age bracket.

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Have you read some of the stuff he's been accused of/admitted to doing? I don't think it's up to us to hypothesize whether he's changed or not when his victims are still out there and haven't been met with any sort of justice.
Yeah, he could have changed, but he buried his horrible past as a literal sexual predator and thought he could live a good life as a famous actor, not bothering to even apologize (the bare minimum) until the actual victims had the courage to come out.

To be clear, I'm not against people changing, but I don't see any point in comparing a controversial tweet to sex crimes committed in middle school. Also middle school in Korea can be as old as 15/16, an age where you should know not to do stuff like this. I don't want us as a people to be more forgiving if it means excusing and gushing up predatory-behavior and abuse.

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Also with the bare minimum of apologizing: in his statement he literally claims that "it was too late to apologize" which is just BS.

He could have reached out and apologized. But if he had done that, that apology would have been proof of his crimes.

I call BS on his claim that he felt remorse - that's just a way of trying to paint himself as the victim.

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I agree and disagree with you. I think we should be forgiving. I don't think we should ruin people when they make mistakes. I do think we need to be sensitive to the fact that people make mistakes when they're young. And I also think the general atmosphere of censoriousness that is becoming a thing in the US (also in Canada, I might add) is not good.

But where I think I part company from you is in thinking that accountability are still important here. Even assuming he's turned over a new leaf, the things he's been accused of, if true, are so serious that just letting this sail by without any consequences is inappropriate. It's important that this guy change. Holding him to account will help ensure that he has changed. And if he hasn't, well, one hopes being held accountable will help bring about a change. I think it's also important to the victims and to society at large for there to be an acknowledgment that he did something wrong and that he has been asked to take responsibility for his wrongdoing. That doesn't mean he should be pilloried or he shouldn't be forgiven at some point. It doesn't mean his name and reputation should be irrevocably tarnished or that he should never be able to move on from this. But if these accusations are true, he needs to reckon with what he's done and his victims and society at large need to see that he has reckoned with and taken responsibility for his wrongdoing.

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I agree with you. No one should be beyond redemption, but at the same time, he really has to face the consequences of his actions.

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There is a complete difference between someone coming forward and saying this dude was a jerk in school and what he has been accused of.

Come on now.

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And there's a difference between someone who committed crimes as a juvenile, admitted to them, and served some sort of sentence and what has happened here. The crimes alleged here are grave, and he was never charged or penalized for them, rather he's gone on to have a successful and public career. Imagine how horrific it was for his victims to have to see and hear about him all over the media?

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And he played some of the most innocent ML roles...

Me talking about My First First Love..

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Child pornography and rape....by US law....that's not being a jerk....his ass belongs in jail.

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These are pretty nasty, but Middle School was very long ago.

I disagree with this. The perpetrator might commit the crime when they are young and it might have happened a long time ago, but the victim carries the burden of hurt, pain and shame all their life, even more so if the crime is of sexual nature.

They cannot use immaturity as a way to excuse their wrongdoings, because there is always a victim involved and that victim does not deserve all the hurt, pain and shame inflicted to them for whatever reason

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This is right. I personally know a person who was a victim of such offence around that age and she has been struggling to live.. TO LIVE .. ever since.

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This!! Thank you for putting my thoughts into words. I'm surprised how people still think about oppressors in this situation more than the oppressed. The victims carry it with them since that day. Having a public career means you're everywhere with a perfect image of a saint.
We need to put the victims and oppressed first. It is their call if they want them to be forgiven or convicted. They should be jailed for these crimes but they actually get an easy way out.

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I hope Ji-soo will suspend his contract or considered dropping from Keyeast Entertainment.

Also, I hope that River Where the Moon Rises will stop airing temporarily due to Ji-soo's bullying allegations. If so, then I might considering that it will be wasted of losing expensive money/budget from either River Where the Moon Rises and/or Ji-soo's agency Keyeast Entertainment.

Meanwhile, I also found that Lee Na-eun considering a would-be cast on upcoming SBS drama Deluxe Taxi, but unfortunately, she will not be because of her dangerous bullying accusations. Also, I hope that Dear M's Park Hye-soo's bullying accusations will now becoming a major controversial school bullying scandal if someone who posted her accusations will receive her death/suicidial threats. Suicide isn't a joke right now and I fear that there would be turning into deadly South Korean school bullying/SchoolBullyingToo accusations if someone will be committed suicide. Look at 2018's #MeToo era in South Korea, it had a fatality: Jo Min-ki committed suicide on March 9, 2018 due to MeToo accusations by someone.

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Jisoo and Keyeast will cover all the extra expenses the production had already declared it. The drama has halted filming until a replacement is found. High possibility of next week episodes being canceled.

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I'm all for repentance and forgiveness, but yeah, his celebrity career should be over. Over over. Forgiveness does not mean no consequences. Unfortunately, his career might not be done, looking at Park ShiHoo.

On the petty side, it's personally upsetting to me as I like to rewatch things and now Page Turner and Cheer Up are off that list. I've tried but I just can't separate the art from the artist.

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I still can't even listen to FTIsland songs after all these years

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What a mess. I hope this brings his victims peace. There have been a lot of bullying accusations. I don't think they all have to be career enders, but I hope Ji Soo's career is done.

It's unfortunate the drama was almost fully pre-produced. There is no good answer here. I don't see how they can continue airing Ji Soo's parts, but re-filming with a new actor is going to be expensive and a logistical nightmare.

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Keyeast and Jisoo will pay for everything but poor staff and actors will suffer more. But bringing peace to victims is more important.

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Okay, I heard about NCT member who talks about a fat girl in a group chat with his friend. He doesn't say it to her nor interacts with her in school but he did make fat jokes in his friend group chat. He fights with the buyer online because of delivery mistake.
That is the stupid teens, this is in middle school and what Ji Soo did is criminal behaviour.
Beat up people, public humiliation and sexual assault.
You can't say that he is "young and learned", that NCT dude can fall into "young stupid teens" but everyone knows beating up people, by targeting them continuously has never fall into "grey" area of "stupid teens".

His apology doesn't even has one sentence of "I didn't do this one".
I am bringing the comparison because I just see many comments in social media about the "young stupid teens who can change", the kid in middle school is far too old to know that gang up upon someone is wrong, not to mention the sex tape and sexual misconduct he is accused of.

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... the kid in middle school is far too old NOT to know that gang up upon someone is wrong, not to mention the sex tape and sexual misconduct he is accused of

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Yes, they know what's wrong. But the entire reason for the juvenile justice system is the knowledge that kids can be weird and stupid, but there is a window for change. If you don't believe that, you should be actively working to get rid of the juvenile justice system.

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If they know what's wrong, then they have to pay and that's what he does now.

The problem with the bully that gets exposed when they are an adult is that they haven't paid for the crimes, they don't get detention, they don't realise that they are wrong and when they get older, they don't ask for forgiveness out of their own violation. It's 10 years ago and he has an illegal sex tape with minors, he beat up his classmate and humiliates fellow teens publicly, if he has asked for forgiveness when he realised that it was wrong, then it wouldn't be this big.

I believe that people will change and people should change for the better but that doesn't mean that they can get away with what they did because they said "I am gonna change from now on".
If someone steals something, no matter how much they repented, they should give that back to the owner or ask the owner how to give back what they stole.
Ji Soo hasn't paid for his crimes and his mistake and I find it weird when you said "KIDS CAN BE STUPID AND WEIRD" with that Ji Soo did. The NCT dude was stupid with his joke but beat up people out of nowhere, regularly, was never a good thing to do or fall unto the STUPID and WEIRD.

I am not saying about aborting juvie system, I agree that adult also participat in allowing this case because they didn't do anything but that doesn't abolish that Ji Soo is a perpetrators.

It may look cruel that his career is crumbling in a matter of days after years of hard work but It's Ji Soo choice to enter a business/workplace with reputation and image as one of their biggest selling points, so the payment will also in his reputation. Had he went for a banking or even IT career, he may get demoted or move places or can start new with his new "sorry attitude" but he chose the limelight, the job where reputation is what you sold alongside your skill. He knew what he did yet he doesn't feel the need to ask for forgiveness while building his career, that's how much he cares.

There are kids who beat up people, get caught and paid for their crimes, they deserve a chance because they had paid for their crimes. There are kids who come to their victim to ask forgiveness out of their own feeling because they had their eyes open and they also deserve a chance, the thing is they have to pay for their bad deeds 1st then ask for forgiveness, they were inflicting harm for other and now suddenly, because now it cost their career, we can't say harsh things to them because "they can change"...... omg.

Unaddressed crime is like debt that piles up the interest until it's due time. He has been an adult for at least 5 years now, why try to make that people are incriminating the 15 years old ji Soo, they are asking the adult Ji Soo to own up.

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I never quite understood the kerfluffle over the NCT dude. It all seemed mild but that is k-popland for you. This stuff going on with Ji Soo seems more sociopath territory.

I actually wonder if JS hadn't gotten this lead role right exactly when this bullying scandal was going on if the victims would have felt brave enough to step forward.

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Well said

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The rumors surrounding NCT's Taeyong have been debunked over and over again. Please don't bring him up here, as there are several articles available showing that almost all the rumors were false.

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I am bringing it up because people like to use his case as how teens can change and shield kids like JiSoo. NCT kids his accusation, that even if proven to be truth (I read the debunked article) is actually the stupid teens behaviour so people should stop using him and his accusation to say that other kids is the same.
What he did based on the debunked is harmless, at most is just bad joke and he didn't target anyone while the other bully that get exposed behaved like thugs.

I feel like people forget what supposed to be teens stupid behaviour and use that to lessen the serious case.

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I understand, it's just that your comment didn't mention Taeyong's rumors were false and others that replied seemed not to know either. I'm not a huge fan of his, but I just can't stand when people rag on him for things he never did and wanted to point that out here. I also agree with your stance on Jisoo btw; sexually assaulting someone as a "kid" is incomparable to mean jokes and should be met with serious penalty, even years after the event.

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Remember how they originally wanted Son Ye-jin & Kang Ha-neul as the leads but when that didn't work out they decided to age it down instead of finding other 30-ish actors for the leads. Bet somebody is kicking himself.

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Also I bet producers are now firmly against pre-producing!

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To be fair 30-ish actors could have the same controversy. Remember #MeToo took out almost all the 50+ veteran actors. This is pure luck and has nothing to do with age.

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The last drama this PD did had Park Sihoo as the male lead but nobody had problems with that and it had high ratings because male celebrities will almost always be forgiven. Casting directors don't focus on past scandals of male leads because South Korea is extremely patriarchal.

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Ageism really hits most Korean actresses as they hit 40 since producers and networks believe that their audience does not want to see older women in romantic or melo leads.

In SYJ and KHN case, I think the netizen backlash was the age gap between their actual age and the character's age in the folk tale.

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Yet all the hit dramas in recent years have come from women in their 40s and 50s. Look at the drama lineups from the last few years almost all of them have actors in the 30-40 range. The industry is desperate for fresh faced 20s but nobody is hitting peak popularity like Park Shinhye, Park Boyoung, Lee Minho, Kim Woobin and Lee Jongsuk did.

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Once IU and Suzy cross over to the 30s they won't have anyone left in their 20s to cast and these bullying scandals have wiped out most of the promising young 20s stars for the next few years. Currently Cha Eunwoo is the most popular actor in the early 20s.

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You're right... Nam Joo Hyuk, Park Bo Gum, Park Hyung Sik, Woo Do Hwan, etc will hit their 30's pretty soon.... Eunwoo's generation mostly has him as uber-popular. Others like Lee JaeWook, Song Kang, Lee DoHyun etc. are catching up, but nobody of comparable 'hallyu star' status and fame...

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Makes me feel old. All the young kdrama actors I like are already approaching 30?! I feel like it wasn't that long ago when we were thinking about the dearth of late 20s/early 30s actors available due to celebs doing military service during those years and the only ones left are the young'uns who are still too wet behind the ears.

There is Yeo Jin-gu, who's also in early 20s, but doesn't seem into the romance genre that would generally bring more widespread fame.

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Lee Dohyun, Lee Jaewok still have a chance unless a scandal of this magnitude takes them out but Song Kang has to enlist next year. Yeo Jingu never becomes popular no matter how many dramas he does. I thought Hotel Del Luna would be his key to superstardom but Lee Dohyun walked away with all the fan love and praise and he hardly had any scenes. The 1996-2000 line needs to fight it out in the next few years but the 30s-50s are still dominating in both Domestic and Hallyu popularity.

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What netizen backlash to KHN and SYJ? As far as I know, I read that KHN wanted to be in the production but couldn’t in the male lead capacity because of his prior commitments to other productions. So that’s why he took on the role of General On Hyeop, On Dal’s dad. And SYJ I heard declined because of her commitment with a Hollywood film. That’s what someone else said.

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After the initial netizen complaints, KHN had other projects/scheduling issues but took a smaller role. As for SYj, she was still in talks to do The Cross, but that project has been delayed again (it has been in the works for decades with multiple casts be considered).

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Glad he will be removed from River. Ji Soo's bullying scandal went from bad to worse. I don't want to see his face on my screen.

I feel bad for the producer, crew, and the rest of the cast. Extra costs and time must be spent on reshooting scenes and production, but I hope they can salvage this drama.

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I don’t feel bad for anyone except for the victims. As I read the above comments, it seems like every extra cost will be covered by the actor and his agency. And I am not in any position to forgive him as that right only belongs to the victims. Ditto that I don’t want to see him on my screen ever again. If he did commit such acts, then he’s done for me for good.

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Yes, I definitely feel bad for the victims too.

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Bad to worse is right. Just last week I watched Angry Mom and My First First Love marathon-style because I’d never seen them before. Now I just want to erase Ji Soo’s image from my mind. I’m angry for his victims and hope they can carry on now, knowing he won’t get away scot free any longer.

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Ugh...clicked on the last related article under this post, it's one from 2015 (actually about a movie I did watch, a few years ago)...very sad to read the comments praising and encouraging him back then, considering the circumstances ><
Life sure is unexpected..

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Just to preface: I am no fan of today's cancel culture and the policing of every single word or deed a person may have said/written/done in his/her/their past. I also believe that people can behave stupidly and immaturely when young.

That being said, this is definitely a case that cannot be excused by the stupidity of youth. What he did (I word it this way because he admitted to a "dark past" and "unforgiveable" behavior in his letter) was inexcusable and terrible.

This problem is so deep, and I can only hope that it gets properly addressed. While minors might not be subject to criminal charges, I feel that these issues have to be addressed, and I wish there were some accountability. No accountability might lead to serious consequences when a minor grows into an adult. And I feel for the victims of such inexcusable cruelty.

That's all I will say. I normally refrain from sharing any kind of opinion on subjects like this online, but I really felt the need to post something this time.

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Update: Ji-soo's agency clarified that Ji-soo did admit to the bullying allegations but not to the sexual assault allegations. I had mistakenly believed that his apology letter was a vague admission of everything.

I normally refrain from posting things in the absence of confirmed information. Since I can't know who is telling the truth and who is not, I will reserve judgment in that regard.

I still stand by my thoughts on the dangers--in general--of not holding minors accountable for very serious crimes. So, to be clear, I am not defending Ji-soo. I am just going to refrain from posting anymore about this.

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I worked in the juvenile system for decades; I've seen many sex crimes (videoing, rape, etc.) and I've seem most of the kids, not all, become decent adults who came to feel shame over their actions. Is this really not what we all (even victims) truly want? You can't erase the past, but you can certainly make the change to not repeat it.

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I am not a victim of such crimes, but regarding the topic of forgiveness for wrong doings in general, forgiveness is possible in a lot of cases. And there are people who can truly change and who will, hopefully, try to make amends for their actions. In this case, I don't know whether or not Ji-soo is guilty of sexual assault. Regarding the bullying, he might truly feel remorse. I don't know, and most of us probably won't know. I can't say whether or not his apology is sincere so I won't pass judgment.

I am sure a lot of people can grow up to change and to regret their pasts. But I think the real danger exists when there are no consequences at all for minors who have committed terrible deeds. Of course, there are cases where it doesn't make a difference if there are consequences.

I don't really know much about Ji-soo's case, so I think I feel better adding this amendment to my original post.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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Poor Kim So Hyun.

I thought this drama would be her big hit as badass princess of Goguryeo.

But the script and the directing weren't so good and now, that...

I wonder who will take the role, can i vote for Kwak Dong Yeon? I mean in Vincenzo his role is not important. Well... they don't really look the same....

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She is still badass the script can't take that away from her. Her badass princess might be the only reason for people to keep watching. Her delivery is flawless and is being recognized more so after the scandal.

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To be honest, I found her character pretty boring in the last 2 episodes...

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Can't agree because the last scene of episode 6 was all her owning everyone in the room and her action scenes are always badass.

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Not to mention she is doing most of her action scenes herself.

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I've read it's gonna be Na In-woo, the 2L/cousin in Mr. Queen.

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Oh really? I liked him in Mr Queen. But 2 sageuks and in both of them he dies? Is he the Sean Bean of sageuks? :P

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I didn't pick up RWTMR, but his character dies there in the end? Isn't he supposed to be the main lead?

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The main love story is a tragic romance like Romeo and Juliet where the male lead dies.

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The story is based on an old folk tale.

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This is such a mess.
I can only think of the victims. He did it in mid school and it will be no surprise that he kept being that way after. And let's not talk about the sex abuse allegations, it's just horrible.
I'm so sorry for all the actors and crew of Moon. All their hard work and hopes in this show thrown away. It feels deeply unfair to everyone who's poured their heart on it.
I don't think his career can recover. I don't feel any sympathy from him. I never liked or disliked him. But he's someone who build a career on a terrible past.

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May I also say I don’t believe his words of apology. He’s just saying them not because he’s sorry about his acts, he’s sorry he’s got caught and now his whole life will be destroyed. I feel zero empathy.

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I hated the part where he said his regret had caused him great anxiety and his past weighed on him. First, don't make it about you, dude. Second, I don't believe it.

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Exactly. If you’ve lived under such anxiety you should have done something about it a long time ago.

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True. Actually, this anxiety was fear. He feared that one day someone would talk about his past and expose everything...

That kind of shocks me. How could be built a very public career while having such a dark past? This boy has guts (bravery or foolishness, one will never know).

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It's neither bravery nor foolishness, rather it's the knowledge that men and boys have done this stuff with no consequences for forever and a day. History and his own experience of getting away with it for so long just continued to justify to him his place in the public sphere. His anxiety is meaningless.

I have sympathy only for those who were victimized and likely have had emotional and maybe physical repercussions ever since. It's only recently that more and more women feel they can come forward with their stories, and even for those few that do, the chance of their attacker/abuser facing consequences is not great.

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This is so disappointing. Why can’t people just live right?

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"Why can’t people just live right?"

When you are never told no, why would you.

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It's telling that he didn't deny any of the accusations. Why did he even become an actor knowing his past would be found out at any time? They've shot 18 out of 20 episodes. I don't see how they can recast and reshoot all his scenes if the other actors have work commitments after the drama. Which actor would want to take his role now, and the first episode already showed his death in the future? I think they're going to shorten it.

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Because he's surrounded by other people who did similarly terrible things - sometimes together - and have never had to deal with consequences. Because he sees actors like Park Si-hoo bounce back to have good careers after. Because he exists in a culture where men can do anything and as long as they have money and a backer it does not matter. He does it because 90% of the people around him have done it too.
The more interesting question is why these accusations got traction now. Has there been a culture shift?

Unfortunately I think the answer is 'yes' but not in the way we would hope. There is a severe social backlash against Korea's endemic school bullying. Which means he's facing consequences for school bullying, not for his sexual misdemeanors, which are actually horrifying.

The fact people think that "Jisoo was mean to me when he was 13" is the same as, or even worse than, "Jisoo filmed himself having sex with a middle schooler and then distributed the video to his friends" is possibly worse than the accusations themselves because it shows the underpinning culture that leads to this abuse has not changed one iota.

Not to downplay bullying, it can destroy people's adolescence. But people make mistakes when they're kids. A longstanding pattern of sexual harassment and abuse however is not a 'mistake when you're a kid'. I find it hard to believe this behaviour didn't persist into adulthood and onto the set.

I want to see people get called out and face consequences for systematic and systemic criminal behaviour against women before I trumpet a cultural shift. Because if you told me that every male actor in Korea was a rapist I would believe you quite easily. Unfortunately.

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To be incredibly incredibly cynical, this is probably quite a good time for this to come out (for him); it’s the midst of a whole bunch of school bullying allegations for other celebrities so chances are people will remember the bullying and forget the sexual assault.

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He needs to be in jail. Celebrity career is inconsequential. He needs to pay the price for his heinous actions. My heart goes out to his victims and I hope the drama cast and crew can somehow eliminate his presence with the least difficulty

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Not stepping down... More like FIRED!

I stanned this guy since ever I saw him on Angry Mom, every time his character didn't get the girl, I called it unfair! Ahh... I cant believe I ever stanned someone so evil. I hope his victims get some peace and will be able to move on and lead a happier life. As for him, I hope he gets the punishment he deserves and never show his face to the public. Not just stepping away from public life, but get convicted for his crimes!

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This is bad. Hope some good comes out of all this, and at least schools start taking bullying more seriously. Some of the stuff is really hard to detect if the kids don't tell anybody -like, sex abuse, sex videos, that's really hard to detect unless one of the kids tells a teacher, and for that you need to win their trust. But some of the bullying described in this case - like the cafeteria stuff - was really obvious and could only go on because grown ups turned a blind eye. And kids repeatedly showing up bruised and nobody looking into it, come on! The scale and severity of the stuff described is distressing. No idea how this guy thought this wouldn't come back to bite him in the butt if he pursued a high profile career

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Because so many have gotten away with it before him. Because so many rape victims and bully victims haven't been believed. I mean, you just need to look at how little punishment was meted out in awful high profile cases like the Miryang rape case (to say nothing of how many millions more similar cases never even make it to public awareness) to know why - if the allegations are true and it seems highly likely they're credible - Ji Soo would have blithely assumed none of this would ever come back to bite him.

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The sex crime was probably the one he didn't worry about becoming public - since he had the video of it he knew that it would be especially difficult for the victim to come forward, since she knew that he could release that video, causing her even more suffering.
Even just speaking about it can be incredibly distressing for victims, so especially given her young age she probably felt like she had no option except to stay quiet.
I feel so bad for her, she must have suffered so much knowing that he is living a good life and seeing his face on advertisements and on TV.

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This is a pretty clear-cut case to me. I don't know whether he's changed or not. I don't know whether his apology is sincere or not. It doesn't really matter. Accountability is important. He should be criminally prosecuted. He shouldn't be working on this project or have have a career in this industry.

Having said all this, I want to say prescind from this particular case and instead just reiterate that not all bullying cases are the same. Saying insulting things when you're young, even understandably distressing things, is not the same thing as the kinds of things this guy has been accused of. Similarly, a single incident of slapping somebody isn't the same as whaling on them, much less doing so repeatedly and doing serious harm to them, which is what this guy has done. Sexual assault is, suffice it to say, a serious accusation that should be criminally investigated.

Why do I say this? Because I think some of the other accusations that are floating around against other celebrities really shouldn't attract the same level of (justified) disapprobation that this guy is facing. Putting to one side whether social media and the use of public opinion are the right tools for these sorts of accusations, it's not obvious that somebody who said demeaning things as a kid to somebody else a long time ago should lose a career and have his or her public reputation destroyed.

Accountability is important. Forgiveness is also important. Proportionality is another thing that must be kept in mind. These aren't things that have to be traded off against each other.

To be clear, I'm not defending this guy. If true, the things he did are very serious and require denunciation in the strongest terms. He should face consequences for his behaviour.

But I also think that accountability and proportionality will require different things in different circumstances, and we should try to avoid looking at all of these accusations with the same mindset. We should also keep in mind that, where accusations are in fact false (and, worse, where they are motivated by malice or bad faith), the people who are wrongly accused will suffer as well.

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The accusations include sexual harassment, sexual bullying and even sexual assault. The accusations include things that are actual crimes. Which is why his so-called 'unreserved apology' was nothing but crocodile tears. He strategically avoided saying sorry for anything specific. If he's so sorry, he'd admit to what he did and say what he was sorry for.

Dropping Jisoo is a proportionate response to the accusations. And a smart one since no woman wants to see him in a romantic role now. But your comment sums up part of the problem here - is he being dropped because of a pattern of abusive behaviour? Or is he being dropped because school bullying is a hot topic in Korea right now and he was mean to people in middle school? If the latter then very little has changed. And he'll no doubt bounce back at some point.

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"But your comment sums up part of the problem here" <-- I'm not sure what you mean by this. Can you elaborate? To be clear, I'm not defending him nor saying bullying, violence, or sexual abuse are acceptable. I would hope that's clear in my comment.

I don't deny that he committed crimes. I think my comment pretty clearly acknowledges that he should face criminal consequences for the allegations if they are true.

Do I think his apology is a crock of shit? I don't know. I don't think I'm in a position to know. I'd need much more information. I similarly don't know what the strategy behind his public comments is, assuming there is a strategy. At the moment, my view is that he should not be taking, nor should he be given, any jobs in this industry. A criminal tribunal should deal with this matter.

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My point is mostly related to the broader phenomenon of calling-out K celebs for school violence. My only point is that this is rather complex stuff that requires nuance. It's not one-size-fits-all. It's not, "You did some bad shit when you were seventeen and now you're going to pay the penalties for it now that you're twenty-six." It depends.

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I agree. We have spectrum of behaviours and it is not one size fit all. There is different between bad behaviours, bullying, and criminal offense. There is different degrees in the level of intensity, repeatability and damages.

Ji Soo's do seem to be leaning towards the criminal side, which i hope for genuine investigation and proper punishment. Hope the victims can heal and find closure.

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Sorry for the confusion, I was responding to the comment that consequences should be proportionate and that people are being dropped for things they did while they were children. I suspect that Jisoo is being dropped for these things rather than for any of his criminal actions or violence against women.

And yes I think his apology is a crock because it may sound unreserved but mostly it's vague. Which suggests a lawyer has vetted it to make sure he doesn't confess to any specific act. I suspect he knows that he's going to get dropped from River but wants to start a campaign to refurbish his image as a man who's put his youth behind him. And that's only possible if what people are angry and upset about is his school bullying and not his criminal behaviour.

The likelihood he'll face charges for this is minimal. And even if he does, the likelihood it'll result in a successful criminal prosecution is zero.

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Speaking as someone who long ago prosecuted a child sexual assault case I would NOT assume that a prosecution would not be successful. It depends on the evidence. Watch the news. If he did indeed share the videos with friends someone might still have a copy. If so he can be successfully prosecuted if that copy is seized- provided that the Statute of Limitations has not passed.

Prosecutors work very hard to make sure that they have sufficient evidence before they bring charges. Sadly, there have been some recent cases of politically motivated prosecutions where this was not true but as a general rule that is true in 99.9999% of all criminal cases- including in the ROK- this is still true. So, if charges are brought the chance of conviction should be very high.

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this really speaks to the FACT that the victims never feel empowered to come forth WHEN THE CRIME OCCURS.

that might've been a decade ago for Ji Soo, but since then his victims have suffered tremendously in their silence.

the statute of limitations only lasts for so long, but i know people who haven't been able to disclose such atrocities for 30-40 years after the fact. it is a societal issue - not having laws in place to protect VICTIMS rather than the PERPETRATORS...

whatever one does as a minor or teenager does not allow "forgiveness" for being too young to know better. such behavior should fall upon the (errant) parents. but it does not dismiss responsibility of the youngster who committed the atrocities. that child needed psychiatric help. that now grown up person needs psychiatric help.

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@spazmo it depends on the country, but there typically aren't limitations on serious criminal offences. I imagine many crimes involving children also have suspend the running of the limitation period while the complainant is a minor (this is the way it typically works for civil claims, although I suppose civil claims are distinguishable in that the harmed party pursues the claim and so is literally unable to start a court process because minors are under legal disability, whereas the state typically prosecutes crimes).

As for youth and forgiveness, well, I think most people accept that youth can be a factor leading to diminished moral responsibility. For example, a crime committed while extremely young (say as a 6 year old) typically cannot be prosecuted because children are still developing a sense of right and wrong, typically do not fully understand the consequences of their actions, and (in some cases) may not even be able to form the requisite mental component required for the commission of most crimes. Obviously, Ji soo was not at an age where what I have said applies to him. However, the fact that one is young, while not a reason to excuse him from responsibility for his actions, would typically be a factor in determine the right penalty. The youthfulness of a teenager who commits a crime is usually a mitigating factor. (You might find this anomalous. Why should it be that a child is treater more leniently than an adult who commits the same type of crime and where the impact on the respective victims is the same? This issue deserves consideration on its own, but I think the short answer is that (a) harm to the victim isn't the only factor that determines the blameworthiness of a criminal act and (b) in addition to recognizing the wrong that has been committed, criminal sentences also try to achieve rehabilitation and crimes committed by younger people are usually considered easier to rehabilitate.)

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This. Beautifully worded, Maq: "Accountability is important. Forgiveness is also important. Proportionality is another thing that must be kept in mind. These aren't things that have to be traded off against each other."

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Without excusing him in any way, I still have to wonder where such behavior comes from. I don't believe any person starts out as inherently evil. What happened to him that he would behave in such a way? Was it just that he was big and strong and popular and could get away with it? Or was there something more?

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Not only that, we are talking about a drama with 9% rating. I cant imagine the stress the people are having right now.

And the staff from the drama are dragging him too.

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I don't know what is worse. People who do such vile and disgusting things or people who defend them. Where is the humanity and where is the decency? How can you not see or feel if something is right or wrong? Where the hell is common sense?! And the society? No words how fucked up it is.

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Oh! My bad. Can't understand of why or how they could defend such heinous behavior.

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I take the latter half of my comment back. Went to Soompi and my goodness, there're still people defending Ji Soo and shaming the victims. What is the world coming to?

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I also saw some people defending him, using the same old shit like "Why did the victims not say anything earlier?" and "That was so long ago"

Ugh, I hate that people are like that.

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My 2 cents: I'm not defending Ji Soo in any way. But I do think we should all stand back and take a quick breather before we chop this guys head all the way off. Isn't a person supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, even in S. Korea? The apology letter could be construed as evidence of guilt. But guilt to what? To every single thing that every person (maybe 3) has accused him of? If so, doesn't he and the public, have a right to hear the names of the accusers? Sometimes when a person can hide behind anonymity, they exaggerate what really happened. If Ji Soo did participate in these sexual offenses, it would seem that it would be pretty easy to prove unless the "film" has been destroyed over the years. Let's give a few days and see how things play out before we condemn. Let's hope that the people investigating are doing so with open minds and searching for truth. Then, if Ji Soo truly is guilty of all he has been accused of, then let him stand accountable for all the damage he would have done. Lets just be sure first. And lets remember that he would have been about 15 at the very end of middle school. Lets not push him off that 10 story high roof without being absolutely sure that he no longer deserves to have a life worth living.

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I agree with this, although with the caveat that things do look pretty damning for him at the moment and it makes sense for him not to be taking roles at the moment nor for anybody else to be offering him roles.

Yes, I’d he did these things, he did them when he was young. That matters. We also don’t know what whether he’s changed or not. That also matters. Either way, though, if he did this stuff, he needs to face legal consequences. That’s only right. Obviously, what those legal consequences will be will depend in part and among other things on the extent to which these allegations are true, the extent to which he is genuinely remorseful and has changed, and his youth when he did these things. But evading legal consequences altogether wouldn’t be fair to the victims or to society in general. Not facing consequences would also be something quite a bit less than taking full responsibility for his actions.

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Really I can't imagine the victims feel when they see their bully in screen (not only Ji Soo I mean). It's also take some courage for victims to say something like this. I hope they can getting some peace.

As River Where the Moon Rises .. I still love the show, it's really not ideal to change the actor and it's really a challenge for the new actor who will took the place.

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ups, clinking submit before I even finish it.
what I'm going to say is, even the actor change but as long as the story still good and the new actor can play the role then I'm going to see it til the end.

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If the allegations are true, then I am disgusted with him. That will also means that his career will end abruptly.

I feel sorry for Kim So Hyun though. She gave her best in all her projects

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Good thing she is still young with a large fan base and has many more projects ahead of her hopefully devoid of scum male leads. This will a small blip in her extensive career and is no fault of hers in any way.

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Looks like Na In Woo has been cast. Total different vibe than Jisoo but I guess we shall see.

Very disappointed in Jisoo. It sucks because he was one of my fave actors but I guess not anymore.

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My postscript: Ji-soo will be enlist to military by October 2021 as a service worker. I don't know what his outcome in his post-military life afterwards in a long time soon.

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he is, unfortunately, a sociopath. in his youth, he felt self-entitled to do whatever he wanted. he had no conscience. he was so self-entitled as to seek a career as an actor, in spite of his past - which he apparently never considered was wrong or that would catch up to him.

i'm just glad he's been outed. there are plenty more that still thrive in the industry as there are in political positions, right...

i hope there will be severe consequences bestowed upon, not only him but anyone/everyone who has done harm to others in their past and/or present. being a celebrity does not provide shelter to such claims...

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I am hoping this, and other recent similar stories will lead to actual systemic changes in SK, although I am very pessimistic about it. Everything about this case is really troubling, starting with the fact that he was able to commit (at least some of) these acts. There is no way that the teachers/school could have been unaware he was a bully, and since he was a minor, they, along with his parents, should also be held accountable for this. Although he has to take part of the blame, the fact that adults around him, dropped the ball and did not take charge of the situation is really troubling - this may have helped prevent at least some of the victims, allowed for quicker help and possible compensation for the students that were already victims and, in some way, this is also unfair to him because to form balanced citizen should be one of the main roles of schools and parents.
I am also very troubled by the fact that there is probably no real legal avenue at this point against him (and even less against the school and parents). This is really unfortunate because I am really allergic to this "online mob justice", which condemns people very fast without any proper due process and is closer to vengeance than anything else - but is also (and I fully understand that too well) the only access to any sort of justice there is for his victims. However, I am not sure if this "justice" is really helpful to the victims (i would think they should get some help and compensation rather than this modern talion law) and it is really not the way I wish society held its members accountable.
The only silver lining here is that at least people started to talk more about this bullying issue. Sadly, very often the discussion stays very narrowly on the perpetrator, as if the perpetrator was a sort of anomaly, when clearly the discussion should be broadened because there are a lot of complicated factors at play - but this is probably the case because a wider discussion would force society to take a honest look at this very ugly side of itself...

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I remember at the beginning when they announce the drama I thought (and commented): now Jisoo will finally get the girl! (As a nice joke), but wow, not only he won't, but.... this is bad.
I feel conflicted because although I also hate bullying, since it happens long ago, makes me wonder how "valid" these allegations are.... not in the sense that they are not true, but in the sense: should he be punish now for what happened then??? (Since he was a teenager then, it is like right now he is another person), but on the other hand... does an aggravation of certain degree expire?
What do the victims want or need in order to heal?
Is that something he can provide?
Will the victims be ok with a public apology? Do they want money??
About the rest of all... what does that has to do with us??
It is a difficult topic.
Although, of course, I like my actors to be honourable people, I cannot expect that. And even when they are pretty decent nice people in real life, they are not perfect nor can they be.
To cancel him for mistakes he did as a teenager... that would make me a judge. I don't feel that way.
Sometimes I feel, the reaction of the Korean community is not because they really sympathise with "victims", but because they like that German word that doesn't have translation: "schadenfroh"... they enjoy being judges and seeing the ruine of others.

I wonder if "justice" can make indeed a person pay for a wrongdoing, even years after, but then allow him to keep living.
It is my philosophical question, I know there is no answer.
Also: whatever "justice" we can apply as humans will never be good enough, that is why we need God's kingdom, to rule upon us.
Final comment: if the sexual allegations are real, I don't think this actor will ever recover, even if he was never accused.
Where did the parent be at that time??? It is upsetting parents don't teach their children to respect self bodies or those of others. I blame his parents more than him.

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Moral and criminal treatment of his crimes (if proven true) will differ greatly and I won't get into the former aspect of it. Reading up on previous cases though, I'd like to share....
In SK, if a sexual assault is committed by a minor against another minor and is found out once the perpetrator or both perpetrator and victim have reached adulthood & 'absorbed into society' (aka delayed justice ), then it still warrants jail-time of the adult-perpetrator (who was a minor at the time of the crime).

Depending on the reach/ power/ clout of the perpetrator's side, the judge may:
1.) decide to aquit him of the charges if the crimes were not too severe, or
2.) decide to switch out jail-time for juvie/ correctional/ educational facility if the crimes were severe, but some negotiation (monetary or otherwise) had been settled towards the victim's side by the perpetrator.

So, if this plays out in court, and *if* the accusations made hold any water, then these are the two punishment scenarios that may play out. However, his comeback into k-ent after MS, solely depends on the public's mood. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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I've read of comments about Jisoo being involved in school bullying. I did not realize the extent of his horrible behavior. Its very appalling and downright criminal. Why are these even happening in middle school? The school administration should've done something about this long time ago.

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"We will be cancelling the reruns that were scheduled for this weekend, that show Ji Soo in them.

We have decided to air episodes 7 and 8 as they were scheduled to air soon, and we will delete as many scenes with Ji Soo as possible. Starting with episode 9, we will re-film the scenes that would have included Ji Soo and broadcast with the newly filmed scenes.

KBS recognizes the severity of the incident and we reviewed all possible measures, including the possibility of cancelling the entire drama, but if we were to cancel the drama entirely, we could not help but worry that the viewers who were enjoying the show would feel disappointed.

We ask for your understanding and continued interest in River Where the Moon Rises.

— KBS"

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I’m only just catching up with this awful, awful story.

I hope his victims get some peace of mind now, but I don’t know if an apology alone is enough. I’m uncomfortable with convicting people in the court of public opinion, but the things he’s accused of are so vile and so serious that there have to be consequences that are proportional, no?

That said, I would not be surprised if there was a road back to stardom for Ji-soo. The entertainment world has a short memory, after all.

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Oh wow! When i saw the title i was all ready to forgive and forget. Then i read the article! Dayum!

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According to this article, after investigation, the sexual allegations (sexual violence with coercion) are completely false. https://www.forbes.com/sites/joanmacdonald/2021/03/05/key-east-and-kbs-respond-to-ji-soo-bullying-allegations/?sh=235faa3a1e8d His agency has requested that "one-sided claims about unconfirmed information should not be speculated about or written about in articles." So just hold off until the investigation is complete.

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Jesus. Some of these allegations are pretty disturbing, and potentially criminal (I'm not sure about South Korea's child pornography laws or the statute of limitations for those crimes). I hope that everything that needs to investigated is thoroughly investigated and that the victims find some measure of peace after all of it.

I'm not sure if Jisoo can ever come back from this. I'm conflicted because some of the things he's accused of are horrific, but he was also a child when he did those things. I guess that he did the bare minimum of owning up to his actions but I don't know if I'll be able to watch his projects anymore. In any case, it seems like this is a severe systemic issue. I'm honestly furious and baffled that the school authorities never did anything about it. Even if victims never brought the issue up... It is the school's responsibility to provide a safe learning environment for all of their student and they utterly failed. I also can't help but think about the people who were victimized by bullies that didn't end up becoming celebrities, who may never have their trauma acknowledged by the perpetrators. I can only hope that after all of this bloodletting, real change can happen and things can start to heal.

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Holy Crap.. I would have never guessed he was like that.. Geesh Ji Soo.. But I never really liked him or was attracted to him.. Thank Goodness... Dang.. This is juicy.. I would have never guessed. Glad I wasnt a big fan or I would have been disappointed.. SMH..

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I heard Nam In Woo from Mr. Queen was taking his place.. I love him!

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I just started watching this. When I went to do my usual hop around on asianwiki trying to remember which other shows the cast had been in before, I noticed the note about him on the show's page saying that he would only be portraying the character until ep. 7 which I thought was especially strange. I should have checked here then to see what was up.

All the other beanie posts so far have covered pretty much anything else I would say.

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I think that what you published made a great deal of sense.
But, what about this? suppose you were to write a
awesome headline? I ain't saying your content
is not solid, however suppose you added a post title that makes people want more?
I mean Ji-soo pens apology letter in response to
school bullying allegations, will step down from River Where the Moon Rises » Dramabeans Korean drama
recaps is kinda boring. You should glance at Yahoo's home page
and watch how they create post titles to get viewers to open the links.
You might add a video or a picture or two to get people interested about what you've
written. In my opinion, it could bring your blog a little bit more
interesting.

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Unfortunately, the problem of bullying often arises, so adults should spend more time educating tolerance in children. In my class, I was humiliated because I did not know how to write works as others could write them, but thanks to my willpower and review service https://essayreviewexpert.com/review/writersperhour/ I chose the path for myself and used the help of Writersperhour. And I resisted the insult, after which I was respected in class.

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