Netizens reacted to Dispatch's alleged rule about choosing famous celebrities as potential targets for scandals.
Recently, Dispatch announced that they would prefer not to go after rookies or rising celebrities as potential targets for their scandal reports. The media outlet said, "the celebrities tell us, 'after this article, my CF will be cancelled' or 'I can't make any money after this'. We did not understand at first. How, even though the public may be curious, these celebrities' careers may go down for good. So, we try not to cover rising stars or rookies who may stagger from just a single dating scandal."
In further defense of their stance, Dispatch shared, "We (the journalists) call each other bullfrogs, but we also know that we will lose benefits if we just keep going after anybody and everybody. Would Jo In Sung's CF be cancelled just because his dating scandal with Kim Min Hee came out? Would Won Bin's casting for a film be revoked just because of his scandal with Lee Na Young? These are the reasons why we only go after the big names."
However, netizens were not amused.
Regarding those statements, netizens wrote: "So funny how they get to 'choose' who those rising stars are." "Well, what about Seolhyun? Wasn't she in her prime rising moment when her scandal came out?" "The rising stars that they are referring to = rookies that nobody has even heard of so, they will not bring in any money. LOL they won't cover them due to the lack of profits; meanwhile, they are pretending to care for the celebrities", "what are they even talking about", "Hani, Seolhyun, Jennie -- they were all part of the rising line, no matter who says what, LOL", "Didn't they blow up Baekhyun's incident when he was a rising star? I remember he received a lot of damage from that."
What do you think of Dispatch's alleged stance and the netizens' reactions?