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Actress Kim Tae Ri criticized for mentioning Kim Min Hee in her award speech

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Actress Kim Tae Ri is gaining criticism for her speech at the 'Busan International Film Festival'.


During the ceremony, Kim Tae Ri was honored with 'Best New Actress' for her outstanding performance in 'The Handmaiden'. To express her gratitude, Kim Tae Ri gave a speech, and said, "I appreciate director Park Chan Wook and the production family, who's currently in London for 'The Handmaiden' promotion. Also, I want to honor this award to Kim Min Hee sunbaenim, with whom I fell in love with at first sight."


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Unfortunately, Kim Tae Ri has become the center of criticism by netizens for mentioning her co-star Kim Min Hee during her speech. The reason behind the negativity is due to Kim Min Hee's recent affair scandal with director Hong Sang Soo. Many found it inappropriate for Kim Tae Ri to mention Kim Min Hee's name at a public event as if nothing happened. 


Comments stated, "Girl, you're gonna put yourself in danger for trying to keep your friendship. Maybe you just need some controversy to make yourself more known, but stop.. You're gonna get slammed", "Kim Min Hee destroyed the lives of that director's wife and daughter. She's a family destroyer. You could've thanked her personally. It's inappropriate to mention her out loud like that. That was thoughtless of you", etc. 


On the other hand, there are some who are on Kim Tae Ri's side, commenting, "People need to stop overreacting. She just mentioned her since they worked together", "You can criticize Kim Min Hee's private life, but criticizing Kim Tae Ri's speech is unreasonable", and more. 


What are your thoughts on Kim Tae Ri's speech? 

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asdfasdasdf Friday, November 25, 2016

really shows just how terrible the average korean is that they would have a problem with this. kim tae ri did nothing wrong.

BigBlueagain Tuesday, October 11, 2016

If anyone on the street cheated and ended up divorced, no one would really care. It's THEIR problem and THEY have to deal with the consequences. But in S. Korea? Grab the pitch forks and the torches villages, it's time to string our celebrities up for being human. It's simple, if you found what a person did so reprehensible that you cannot even look at them, don't. No one is making you pay to see them. You have that choice. What you don't have is the right to torture someone for something you or someone around you is just as guilty of.

RandyT Tuesday, October 11, 2016

They worked together in the film as female leads; it's a matter of fact no matter what Min Hee did outside the shooting. Tae Ri just tried to express her gratitude towards parties involved that made her debut successful. So imho there's nothing wrong to mention Min-hee's name.

Rosie1140 Sunday, October 9, 2016

just mentioning her gratitude, i see no problem, stop overreacting

trboo Sunday, October 9, 2016

Kristen Stewart was caught in pictures hooking up with her married director in the back of a car while she was still in a relationship with Robert Patterson. Brief scandal - director got divorced, Kirsten and Rob tried to work on their relationship for a bit before splitting and finding deeper connections elsewhere, Kristen back to making movies with no harm to her career.I don't agree with what Kim Min Hee and the director did, but it's not a crime. It happens all the time but people just aren't famous so can keep their careers no problem. Kim Min Hee was excellent in "The Handmaid" - probably my favorite movie of the year. Hope she can find other challenging acting roles in the future -  although unlikely if she stays in Korea.

bangeryun94 trboo Sunday, October 9, 2016

So if America is okay with adultery Korea should be as well?

trboo bangeryun94 Monday, October 10, 2016

I don't think adultery is ok - no matter which country. However, it's not criminal and doesn't affect her talent as an actress. Personally, I wouldn't care if Kristen Stewart never worked again. However, what I am saying is that there are MANY instances where people have affairs and still keep their careers. It just so happens that Kim Min Hee is in the public eye and Korean so people will judge it more harshly than if it were private.

bangeryun94 trboo Monday, October 10, 2016

Fair enough. Adultery isn't a crime here in Korea but it is morally reprehensible. And I really like TaeRi and hope she won't suffer for thanking someone she says she looks up to.

asdfasdasdf bangeryun94 Friday, November 25, 2016

@bangeryun94 all countries should be okay with adultery. to ruin a person's life just because she thanked her friend is absolutely abominable. Koreans who have a problem with Kim Tae Ri are utter human garbage.

bangeryun94 asdfasdasdf Friday, November 25, 2016

All countries should be okay with adultery?

bangeryun94 asdfasdasdf Friday, November 25, 2016

Also, learn to read a lot better than what you're doing right now.

bluecloud2211 Saturday, October 8, 2016

Kim Taeri is a genius actress. Her acting skill in The Handmaiden is very outstanding considering that this is her first movie. BTW, do you guys think that she really falls in love with Min Hee with her speech?

JessicaJungLove Saturday, October 8, 2016

wtf... just wtf

pink_oracle Saturday, October 8, 2016

Just another day in SK.

BigBlueagain Saturday, October 8, 2016

More stars and idols need to stand up to these fucking psychopaths like this. Maybe soon, these bitches will learn their lesson. They don't have anywhere NEAR the power they're given credit for and the stars are starting to prove it. This, Tiffany's back... I love that they're being the big fuck you by the stars they try to enslave with their psychotic bullying.

enzoa Saturday, October 8, 2016

That was kind, professional and warm.

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