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Posted by germainej AKP STAFF 17 days ago

Actress Seo Ji Hye gets heat for reading allegedly feminist novel after Red Velvet's Irene

AKP STAFF

Actress Seo Ji Hye is receiving heat for reading an allegedly "feminist" novel.

On September 26, Seo Ji Hye shared a photo of the novel 'Kim Ji Young Born in '82' on Instagram with the message, "Successful with opening the book." Though not necessarily a feminist novel, the story revolves around an ordinary wife who suffers from depression and faces sexist situations throughout her life. 

Some netizens responded by criticizing Seo Ji Hye's alleged feminist leanings, and she has now deleted her post. Fans may remember Red Velvet's Irene also suffered malicious comments after she revealed she read the novel during a vacation, leading some haters to burn merchandise featuring the idol star.

Actress Kim Ok Bin has since showed her support for Seo Ji Hye, commenting on her Instagram, "Free to read whatever you want. Who is anyone to censor it?"

The film version of 'Kim Ji Young Born in '82' starring Jung Yoo Mi and Gong Yoo is set to premiere in October.

 

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Rin8991589 pts 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Reading a book doesn't mean you support it, it just means you're mature enough to see the world from different POV. Not that there is anything wrong with the book she was reading or supporting the ideology behind it. A feminist book that shows the reality of women in SK. The sexism and depression that stay at home wives experience and the double standards that exist. Nothing in it is a lie and everything is the reality that the author experienced too. Instead of celebrities getting hate, they should be praised for daring to make changes by showing their female fans such book that discusses taboo topic while educating women about the rights that they have.

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Caveman13259 pts 17 days ago 7
17 days ago

Why do so many koreans hate that book? Does it guilt them that much?

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