One of many reasons Korean citizens are angry at Choi Soon Shil is the way her daughter, Jung Yoora, was able to reap unfair benefits throughout her academic and horseback riding careers because of her mother's hands in corruption.
In an exclusive interview with Korea Joongang Daily on October 28, a former teacher at Chung Dam High School, described how Jung Yoora enjoyed exceptional treatments from her homeroom teachers while she was a student there--including missing school without any penalties; she only attended 28 days of school her senior year but was able to graduate on time.
In the same interview, the former teacher revealed that even though Yoora could get away with almost never coming to school, an idol trainee in the same class would get scolded badly whenever she missed class. Apparently, this trainee came to the former teacher and cried, saying, "I miss school sometimes because of practice, and I get yelled at badly every time, but [Yoora] who misses way more days than I do never gets scolded. This is unfair."
In the same article, it is mentioned that that trainee is now a member of a girl group and is active.
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Angry netizens are trying to figure out who this idol is, calling for justice. Many celebrities and trainees attend Chung Dam High School, so it is not difficult to get a list of names who attended before.
Many think that the victim might have been Yoojin since it is known that she transferred to a different school during her last semester of senior year, which is rare in Korean schools. Some wonder if she transferred because she could not bear to be mistreated by her teacher when Jung Yoora always got favored.
What do you think?