The portrayal of weather forecasters in SBS' new drama 'Incarnation of Jealousy' is angering many working the job in reality.
On the first episode aired on August 24, Gong Hyo Jin depicted a pitiful character of a weather forecaster, who not only struggles with low income but also gets treated rudely by announcers and is the person who takes on all the unwanted side work.
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Following the episode, weather forecaster A of a major broadcast network portrayed her anger during an interview with Star News, saying, "Even though the drama is fiction, it has downgraded us too much."
She continued, "We gather information about the weather and even write articles. Our job is distinct from announcers. The part where those who do not make it as announcers become weather forecasters is exaggerated. There are academies solely for weather forecasting majors nowadays." She added, "There are a lot of things that make no sense in the drama. Stuffing our butts with pads and trying to show our body line is portraying us without knowing our job."
The real-life forecaster concluded, "I was really angered after watching the drama. A lot of people have been asking me about the job, but it's not like that. I don't understand why it was depicted that way. We too work with great pride as weather forecasters. It angers us that viewers might just believe everything they see on the show. I am not sure how we will continue to be shown in the drama, but this is wrong. I hope it will not be exaggerated any worse."
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