Posted by KayRosa AKP STAFF Sunday, September 8, 2019

Yoo Seung Joon aims to take legal action against announcer who called him out publicly


'90s star Yoo Seung Joon (Steve Yoo) called out an announcer for public 'defamation'.

On September 8, Yoo Seung Joon took to Instagram and shared a post by @ws_3gobal, a fan account that regularly attempts to prove the alleged innocence of Yoo Seung Joon. In the early '00s, Yoo Seung Joon had been deported to the U.S. for renouncing his Korean citizenship in order to avoid mandatory military service. On the fan account, its latest post had accused a certain announcer by the name of Seo Young Mi for addressing such issues and "trampling on a person's character and deceiving the public with false information".

Back in July, Seo Yeong Mi had appeared on 'Kim Hyun Jung's Comments Honey Show PLUS' radio broadcast on YouTube and spoke up about her opinion on Yoo Seung Joon. Stating that she used to be his fan as a teenager, she expressed, "I don't know why he is trying to come back into Korea. I have an even stronger 'disgust sin'. I am still disgusted to this day why the idol that I thought was perfect, the person who once said he would voluntarily enlist in the Marine Corps has committed an act like that."

Regarding Yoo Seung Joon's application to receive an F4 visa as an overseas Korean, she said, "Yoo Seung Joon makes a profit by being active in China and the U.S., but in Korea he doesn't have to pay taxes for the money he earns overseas. It's profitable for him to remain active in the U.S. and in Korea, simultaneously."

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사실이 아닌것을 사실인것처럼 말하는것을 거짓 증언이라고 합니다. 유언비어와 거짓 루머들 때문에 어떤 사람들은 삶을 포기하기도 하지요. 그럼 그 거짓들을 사실인것 처럼 아무생각 없이 퍼트리는 사람들은 살인자가 되는건가요? 직접은 아니더라도 책임이 없다고는 말할수는 없을겁니다. 양심이 있는 사람이라면 마음이 편할수 없겠지요. 아니 없어야 정상 입니다. 이분 아니운서라고 하셨나요? @yeonmiseo 나보다 어려도 한참 어린거 같은데.. 저를 보고 “얘”라고 하시더군요. 용감하신건지 아니면 멍청하신건지... 그때 똑같은 망언 다시 한번 제 면상 앞에서 하실수 있기를 기대하겠습니다. 눈이 있으면 이런 일들이 있었구나 한번 차근히 곰곰히 생각해 보세요. @ws_3gobal @the.truth_ysj 언젠가 그쪽이 상상하지도 못할만큼 가슴아프고 답답한 일들을 당할수도 있다는거 기억 하세요. 한때 제 팬 이셨다고요? 그래서 더 열받으셨다고요? 참 오빠가 할말이 없다.... 처벌 아니면 사과 둘중에 하나는 꼭 받아야 되겠습니다. 준비중에있습니다. # #말많이참았다 #험한말 하지 안으려고 #입에 재갈을 꼭 #깨물어야했다 #아나운서 값 #하세요 #사실을 알고 떠드세요 제발* PS. 미안해요 조금 저답지 않아서... 그런데 정말 너무 답답해서 몇줄 적었어요. #아시간아까워 #나를 진짜 응원하는 사람이라면 #이런거 정도는 알려줘야 하는거 #아니야 ?!? @ws_3gobal @the.truth_ysj

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In response to these statements, Yoo Seung Joon wrote lengthily on Instagram, "It's called false testimony when one talks about something that isn't true as true. Some people even give up their lives because of wild and groundless rumors. Then, do the people who spread those lies without thinking, as if they are telling the truth, become murderers? Even if it may not be direct, you cannot say that they are not responsible for it. If you are a person who has a conscience, you wouldn't be at peace. No, it's normal not to be at peace at all."

Tagging the announcer's Instagram directly (which has been set as private), he added, "Did you say that this person is an announcer? She appears to be someone much younger than I am...yet she referred to me as 'this guy'. I don't know if she's brave or just foolish...I will expect that you can utter that same absurd remark in front of my face once more time."

He ended the post by rhetorically asking if she was his fan at a time in her life. Writing the statement to her directly, Yoo Seung Joon mentioned that "oppa has no words" for her. Furthermore, he stated that he "must receive (from the announcer) either her punishment or an apology," that he is eventually preparing to embark on a legal dispute.

After virtually receiving Yoo Seung Joon's 'warning', announcer Seo Yeon Mi responded through social media that she wants to "repeat the same question" to Yoo Seung Joon, whether he even has the "right to discuss 'false testimony' and 'conscience' as someone who has directed a con scheme to the public by making untruths look like truths." She added, "When they see someone only think of one's career and starts deceiving others, wouldn't the thousands of men who enlisted in the military feel dejected? It makes me think about my own brother in the army right now, how I saw him cry as his noona when I went to go visit him for the first time..."

Back in the month of July, the Supreme Court had overturned the ruling to ban Yoo Seung Joon from obtaining a Korean visa, which had caused an uproar among the public to maintain the ban against his return. Stay tuned for updates.

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kenshinjunkie0365 pts Sunday, September 8, 2019 2
Sunday, September 8, 2019

He skipped his service after saying he would serve. Of course no one is gonna want him back. He wouldn’t be the first star to try to skip service but definitely one who got exiled. Then he decides to try to come back once he’s too old to be call into service. The guy is a coward and doesn’t deserve to be let back into the country


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trogdorthe8th7,134 pts Sunday, September 8, 2019 3
Sunday, September 8, 2019

Whether you agree or disagree with the stance on Yoo Seung Joon and his citizenship in Korea, I at least appreciate that she stood by what she said and wants to have a dialogue about it- I'm not saying I agree or disagree with her, but I often get frustrated when people make public statements only to walk them back if things get to hot. If you're going to make it public, say what you mean and own it. All of that aside, this entire situation is one of the best examples as to why I will never idolize any person, celebrity or otherwise. She sits there and says that she thought he was 'the perfect person'. Newsflash, nobody including herself is perfect. People make poor choices, people mess up, and you hope that they can grow and move on from it. I'm not going to lie, I thought it was a bit of an aggressive response on his part, being upset that she didn't use honorifics for him and daring her to say it to his face. Well boy, she said it and owned it, and whether he or anyone else likes it or not, I don't think she or many other people are planning on backing down anytime soon.


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