Posted by sl278298 pts Monday, April 20, 2020

'The King: Eternal Monarch' under controversy for using a Japanese style temple in the opening credits


'The King: Eternal Monarch' is facing controversy. 

The popular drama starring Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun is already under fire for choices made during the drama's opening credits scene. On April 20th, an internet community forum post pointed out that a building used in the opening scenes is similar to Tōdai-ji, one of the seven influential Buddhist temples in Nara, leading to criticism from netizens. 

Many netizens found it offensive that a Japanese building was used in a scene that was supposed to represent the Korean Daehan empire. In addition, the royal Korean emblem was also covered by CGI-created cherry blossoms. Given that the drama is about parallel worlds and highlights ancient Korean society, netizens are angry with these choices, saying: 

"I'm not going to watch it."

"I know it's a drama or movie, but if you're going to make a work on ancient Korea, shouldn't you do your historical research to produce this?"

"What is this? This isn't even a story about Japanese occupation."

"Is that how far your imagination can go..."

What do you think?

  1. Kim Go Eun
  2. Lee Min Ho
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eottoke12,840 pts Monday, April 20, 2020 12
Monday, April 20, 2020

but it’s a parallel world and doesn’t follow korean history so i don’t see the point of them getting mad about it. the real world that follows the korean history is the world where lee min ho went to and search for the girl who saved him.


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Italiacv225 pts Monday, April 20, 2020 15
Monday, April 20, 2020

so dumb saying you won't watch it because of something like that, its a mistake yes but not so bad


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