On May 9, Park Bom shared a photo to show that she has taken part in the presidential election. In the caption, she wrote, "I voted for the first time in my life."
난생첨으로투표했어요 pic.twitter.com/OmJBkisMQ4— Bom Park (@haroobomkum) May 9, 2017
Although she received a lot of praise from fans for voting, there were some netizens who criticized her. Park Bom was born in 1984, which means she's currently 33-years-old. The minimum voting age is 18 in South Korea. Considering this, netizens commented, "It's not something to show off if you voted for the first time when you're 33...", "Are you serious? I'm 22 and I've already voted numerous times."
On the other hand, most netizens commented, "At least she did vote", "Why is everyone criticizing her? She could've been busy or just didn't want to vote. Who cares", "She lived overseas ever since she was young and was busy with tours. She probably couldn't participate."
In related news, Moon Jae In was elected as the president of South Korea.