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Actor Kim Rae Won criticized for taking a photo of 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' scene, 'GotG' says there may be legal consequences

By jennywill   Monday, May 15, 2017   146,473   2,406   0



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Actor Kim Rae Won is under fire for his actions.

He recently posted a picture of a screen showing a scene from 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2'. He tagged it, "#WeekendTheater #NoOneRecognizedMe", hinting that he was at the theater and that he had taken a photo of the movie screen - which is illegal and warned against before the movie starts.

After criticism and controversy, the actor reuploaded the photo instead to a screenshot from a trailer.

However, 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' told Ilgan Sports, "We're currently trying to figure out the details. We have also requested an official statement from Disney, who will be checking if there wil be legal problems."

His label said, "We apologize deeply for Kim Rae Won uploading a photo of him watching 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' and causing controversy. He acknowledges that it is wrong to upload a photo of the theater screen for any reason, and is reflecting on his actions. He will be more careful in his actions."

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kimmiefonze Monday, May 15, 2017

Taking a picture of a movie in a movie theater is literally illegal. In our country, there's an ad about this before the film starts playing. He's an idiot for doing this.

razorbladeromanc Monday, May 15, 2017

that #NoOneRecognizedMe though! well he got recognize now

bedshits Monday, May 15, 2017

um who cares its just a picture, you cant even tell whats going on in the movie from those few pics lawd i feel bad for the guy

teleri bedshits Monday, May 15, 2017

Exactly. HUGE difference between video-taping the whole film & taking a SCREENSHOT of it! Those fools on this thread screaming about piracy being a big problem are sooo completely ignorant & annoying!

hiroonakamura Monday, May 15, 2017

so the news paper actually talked to the Guardians of the Galaxy 2? WOW! Terrific job! How did they talk to them?

ashablue Monday, May 15, 2017

Disney legal team wants to get money...smh

3percenter ashablue Monday, May 15, 2017

yes clueless kpopper, the worlds world's second largest media conglomerate that pulls in more money yearly than many countries needs to go after no-name Korean labels that are like fleas on an elephant. It is piracy, and in Asia it is a big problem.

teleri 3percenter Monday, May 15, 2017

Spammer - did you just copy/paste all over the thread? A Disney apologist, I see... It is NOT PIRACY, you idiot! It is one SCREENSHOT & is simply not some big problem! The fact that Disney's the elephant in the room here makes it even WORSE - really bad PR for DISNEY. Bullies are not appreciated.

teleri Monday, May 15, 2017

Ridiculous.  Nobody cares except the legal eagles at Disney who can now maybe extort some money for "damages"  like there are any.  Sheesh.  As somebody else mentioned, the real jerk is the idiot netizen who reported this ...

3percenter teleri Monday, May 15, 2017

yes clueless kpopper, the worlds world's second largest media conglomerate that pulls in more money yearly than many countries needs to go after no-name Korean label that is like a flea on an elephant. It is piracy, and in Asia it is a big problem.

teleri 3percenter Monday, May 15, 2017

Wow - you just basically paraphrased part of my answer & then proceed to bash South Korean entertainment & glorify Disney - cause bloated mega-corporations threatening lawsuits over miniscule stupidities is a GOOD thing in your book? YOU really really need to get a clue & a life, honey.

3percenter teleri Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Piracy is piracy. If the dummy had not broadcast his piracy, nobody would have known or cared.

teleri 3percenter Wednesday, May 17, 2017

It's NOT piracy, you idiot. It's taking one screenshot for personal use. Piracy refers to filming or recording the WHOLE film or musical track in order to SELL it. Are you really so dumb as to think that's what went on here? S.Korea may have a law on the books against taking screenshots, but it's not because one screenshot is piracy. It's undoubtably to make it easier to stop real piracy. Think a moment - if anyone who points any type of recording device at a movie screen can legally be stopped then it's easier to catch real video pirates. You are doing the equivalent of calling someone going 5 miles over the speed limit a hit & run driver....

Skyepop Monday, May 15, 2017

When I worked in a cinema I literally caught some idiot recording Titanic 3D (idiot because without the glasses its just a fuzzy mess) and my boss didn't even care. He will be fine. He is a fool (all those who use phones in movie theatres are), but he will be fine.

RizalmieHisham Monday, May 15, 2017

Its not like he's video recording the movie. His action is only inconsidered to other patron watching the movie around him as light from his phone would be considered as distraction by other patrons enjoying the movie. He should apologize to other patrons.

wonderboy47 Monday, May 15, 2017

I'm confused. I know it's illegal to record a movie in the theater but to take a pic? Like what on earth does that hurt?

cocomonkey wonderboy47 Monday, May 15, 2017

I legit posted a pic of the title of the movie on snapchat. I don't think a pic is a big deal

wonderboy47 cocomonkey Monday, May 15, 2017

Same. And it could only help the movie in the end with people basically showing their friends that they are watching it, especially a celebrity to do so just makes it more popular.

beatz_hl Monday, May 15, 2017

Did you have to do that? did you have to take everything to please yourself?!!! 

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