When the news of Lee Jong Suk winning daesang hit online, many expressed their disapproval. One person wrote in the article comment section, "Wow...to someone like him...Daesang? Did you guys watch him do the acceptance speech???" The comment got most voted up, and the person was referring to an extremely short speech the actor gave upon receiving the award. Here is the video clip of the speech:
Lee Jong Suk's speech lasted about 40 seconds during which he thanked few people and fans. The MCs had to come and ask him to say a bit more. Lee Jong Suk then talked briefly about how he took two pills of a relaxation herbal supplement and that he was a bit sleepy and did not really add more content to his speech. Many netizens found this to be rude.
Some people pointed out that the Daesang isn't really Daesang anymore since it was 100% based on fan votes and not on performance. One person lamented, "Kim So Yeon should've won..." earning many 'like' votes.
Another netizen commented, "Look at all these fans defending him, saying that he has a phobia of being in the center of the attention. Even if that's actually true, it's a daesang. Surely he can muster up a bit more things to say...It's rude to be so curt."
Others were generally angry over the fact that the Daesang was determined by popular votes. One netizen wrote, "From next year, just do one award for the most popular and one for actual acting ability. This Daesang is a joke....If you do it by fan votes, of course, a young male actor will win!"
What do you guys think about the controversy over the Daesang this year?