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Weather forecasters are angered by Gong Hyo Jin's character in 'Incarnation of Jealousy'

By yckim124   Thursday, August 25, 2016   146,548   3,321   98



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The portrayal of weather forecasters in SBS' new drama 'Incarnation of Jealousy' is angering many working the job in reality. 

On the first episode aired on August 24, Gong Hyo Jin depicted a pitiful character of a weather forecaster, who not only struggles with low income but also gets treated rudely by announcers and is the person who takes on all the unwanted side work. 

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Following the episode, weather forecaster of a major broadcast network portrayed her anger during an interview with Star News, saying, "Even though the drama is fiction, it has downgraded us too much." 

She continued, "We gather information about the weather and even write articles. Our job is distinct from announcers. The part where those who do not make it as announcers become weather forecasters is exaggerated. There are academies solely for weather forecasting majors nowadays." She added, "There are a lot of things that make no sense in the drama. Stuffing our butts with pads and trying to show our body line is portraying us without knowing our job."

The real-life forecaster concluded, "I was really angered after watching the drama. A lot of people have been asking me about the job, but it's not like that. I don't understand why it was depicted that way. We too work with great pride as weather forecasters. It angers us that viewers might just believe everything they see on the show. I am not sure how we will continue to be shown in the drama, but this is wrong. I hope it will not be exaggerated any worse."

What are your thoughts on the issue?

  1. Gong Hyo Jin
  2. incarnation of jealousy

KrystaL_JunG_24 Sunday, August 28, 2016

It's not gong hyo jin fault. It was the writer. tsk3

hyoyeonloverunni Friday, August 26, 2016

omg.. Its fiction people... come on SMH big time.

fairytaeil Friday, August 26, 2016

i was wondering why the woman's ass looked like an overgrown pimple smh

dimasindraputra Friday, August 26, 2016

Do you know how many doctors are complaining because there are too many medical drama nowadays are so exaggerated?Fiction is fiction for its story line, but when it comes their profession or job it is not. Because you people who watching this drama and dont know well about that profession/job will take it as is and generalized it. "Ah so that's what happened when u dont make it as announcer u become weather forecaster". I think it's okay for that weather forecaster react that way, and even giving explanation. Because I will feel insulted too if someone downgrade my profession.

miyub1123 dimasindraputra Friday, August 26, 2016

agreed. i learnt some of stuff from korean drama despite fiction or not. thats how i assume things that happen in real life because some of people learning by watching

bedshits Friday, August 26, 2016

Wow someone takes tv dramas a bit too seriously. Who tf is dumb enough to take whats in a drama as hard facts lmao.

aylamossbattle Friday, August 26, 2016

People need to stop ! fiction is fiction take it as that not fact !

ilutgg Friday, August 26, 2016

It kills me when I read articles about people taking dramas literal. Its called a 'drama' for a reason. It is fake. Not everything is meant to be taken seriously.

oooxtina Thursday, August 25, 2016

yea i watched a snippet and they did degrade the position..knew this might happen :/ hope they fix it

most_like Thursday, August 25, 2016

miss gong is cute

ni_200 Thursday, August 25, 2016

I personally think that even if it is a drama most people who watch these dramas still think there's some type of trutfulness in the plot. I think it is indeed offensive to weather forecasters who work hard just like everybody else and want to be praised for it. In my country the same mistake happened with nurses who were often portraid as failed doctors.

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