Kim Yoo Jung's label had officially announced earlier today that the actress wouldn't be attending any film showcase events in the month of January, but this decision has met with some backlash from the public.
Recently, Kim Yoo Jung was sent to the emergency room for severe symptoms of a cold. Several days later, she was hospitalized for stress and shock. Ever since, the actress had to cancel all of her interviews as well as her other schedules to focus on her recovery. Kim Yoo Jung has been hospitalized now for four days and have decided to not attend the upcoming film-related events for 'Because I Love You,' which will be released on January 4 and also stars Cha Tae Hyun.
According to her agency, the actress caught a bad cold after attending 'Yahoo Asia Buss Awards' in Hong Kong and was hospitalized. After she was released, she attended a movie event on December 26 but afterwards had to be re-admitted to the hospital due to stress-induced shock symptoms.
However, Korean netizens are reacting negatively to the news, calling her "irresponsible" and "arrogant."
One wrote, "It must be hard for her to endure a momentary negative feedback since she is so young and, up until now, everyone's been spoiling her...As a celebrity, she will have to face something like this often. Anyway, she should apologize as needed and quickly recover."
Another netizen wrote, "Her arrogance is just becoming public. She was always described as self-centered. In '2 Nights 1 Day,' people were busy praising her as if she were a princess, so she cannot help being self-centered. That's why she was like that, even if it was only for 5 seconds. 19-years-olds are usually more polite...This is why characters are so important."
One netizen commented, "...You need to do what is your job, responsibly. Reflect on your own wrongdoing. And agency, what do you take the public for...So tacky. Don't say 'stress-induced shock.' That's so strange. It's not 1988. Such an old method. She's on social media a lot, so why not upload her own apology. Stress shock? Is she fighting to keep her pride against the public? Does she want to hear, 'Yoo Jung didn't do anything wrong?' As an actor, you should do the schedule that's been given to you responsibly. I know you're young, but where is your sense of responsibility? I can see what you're doing. You do something wrong, then blame people who criticized you by saying you have health issues and then come back."
What do you guys think about the agency's decision to pull Kim Yoo Jung out of public events, and what do you think about K-netizens' responses?