Posted by jubilantj179 pts Thursday, June 16, 2016

'Oh Hae Young Again' criticized for scenes which seem to victimize and blame women

Eric, Kim Ji Suk, Seo Hyun Jin
A controversy is brewing around popular tvN drama 'Oh Hae Young Again' for its allegedly misogynistic content. 

On various social media channels and blogs, netizens are putting forth heated debate on a specific scene from the ninth episode of the drama which aired this past May 30. This particular scene is a kiss scene between the main leads Park Do Kyung (played be Eric) and Oh Hae Young (played by Seo Hyun Jin). Netizens are taking issue with how Park Do Kyung called Oh Hae Young "an easy woman" and how he forcibly grabbed and kissed her despite her protests to let her go. Netizens commented, "It's only [okay] because the the woman did not resist in the end but it was on the level of sexual assault." 

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Further, in the episode aired this past June 14, what Park Soo Kyung (played by Ye Ji Won) said to the women trying to take revenge on a playboy character named Lee Jin Sang (Kim Jin Suk) also stirred up complaint. Park Soo Kyung had rebuked the women, "You met him based on his qualifications. No, why don't you just keep on meeting him on his qualifications," which seemed to mock the women for their superficiality. The viewers expressed their displeasure with the scene, saying, "The lines made it as if the victims who were tricked by the playboy were at fault," and, "As if that wasn't enough, there were scenes where the victims were depicted as the 'villains' and defeated." 

What are your thoughts on this whole controversy?

  1. Eric
  2. Kim Ji Suk
  3. Seo Hyun Jin
  5. YE JI WON
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