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'Strong Family' producers apologize for using Jessica's name in funeral scene

By elliefilet   Friday, April 28, 2017   37,761   3,375   0



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The producers of SBS' 'Strong Family 2017' have apologized for using Jessica's name in a funeral scene for the drama.

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Though a rep for the production team previously stated the use of her name was just a coincidence, they've since apologized to Jessica for using her birth name as a dead relative of her younger sister, f(x)'s Krystal, in the series. On April 28, a rep announced, "We acknowledge that there was a mistake on the part of the producers, and we apologized to Jessica's side. Jessica's side has also accepted the apology."

The former Girls' Generation member had also expressed her displeasure about her name being used in the scene, posting to Instagram comments, "Are they crazy? Let's live long. Let's live a long long life."

What was your reaction to the controversy?
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  3. Strong Family

mind_blown Friday, April 28, 2017

They thought ppl would buy the "Its a coincidence" excuse.

Bule_Ciel Friday, April 28, 2017

not going to watch that drama and it's not because they used the Jung sisters its cuz the title is weak.

Leila_ssss Bule_Ciel Friday, April 28, 2017

that burn thougggghhhh!

seulgipringles Bule_Ciel Saturday, April 29, 2017

Weak Family xD jk

pink_oracle Friday, April 28, 2017

jpnAyelor Friday, April 28, 2017

Mm Jessica is a common name but I guess not in Korea

bangeryun94 jpnAyelor Friday, April 28, 2017

They didn't use the name *Jessica*

kpop_foreverrr jpnAyelor Friday, April 28, 2017

they used both her korean name and her sister's, Krystal, korean name. the drama "coincidentally" *airquotes* had their names and they r both apparently siblings in the drama as well... so

snsdtwinkle Friday, April 28, 2017

HA! Told ya, coincidence my ass

kpopfandom2 Friday, April 28, 2017

wow they actually apologized even though they said it was a coincidence. guess not

seulgipringles Friday, April 28, 2017

Krystal is a cast in the drama? i think akp made something wrong? idk, is that true? idek

pink_oracle seulgipringles Friday, April 28, 2017

Nope, they used their Korean names in a funeral registry book in the drama. Jessica's name as the deceased and Krystal's name as a relative leaving a goodbye message.

_Jarhon Friday, April 28, 2017

And this was obvious publicity stunt for the drama. If she was some anti that purposely just wanted to give public death threats towards Jessica, she's be fired faster than they can say omg-incoming-lawsuit-bye-bitch BUT obviously that didn't happen. So this was planned by the production team, they knew how anal some viewers are, finding double meaning in stills and cinematography.

wayne_bowker Friday, April 28, 2017

Krystal isn't staring in this drama 'Strong Family' on SBS. They're using Krystal's and Jessica's name to gain publicity :( Soo uncool

Cath_Keller Friday, April 28, 2017

Did I read that right, Krystal is a part of the cast in the drama? Then obviously it wasn't a damned coincidence. The staff would have known Krystal's real name, yet they put Sica's real name too and passed her off as dead?? But then, finally an apology from them

wayne_bowker Cath_Keller Friday, April 28, 2017

Krystal's not in this drama. They're just using her name & Jess's to gain recognition

Cath_Keller wayne_bowker Friday, April 28, 2017

Oh okay. The wording in the article was wrong

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