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Posted by Germaine-Jay Tuesday, March 23, 2021

SBS' 'Joseon Exorcist' makes statement on Chinese prop controversy

AKP STAFF

SBS' 'Joseon Exorcist' made a statement on their Chinese prop controversy.

In the March 22nd premiere of 'Joseon Exorcist', viewers saw there were Chinese mooncakes and century eggs on a dining table along with a Chinese style liquor bottle with the Chinese character for liquor on it. The props have caused some controversy as viewers are stating the scenes are a distortion of Korean history.

SBS explained the props were appropriate for the scene's setting, stating, "We set up the location as the vicinity of Uiju County, which is Ming Dynasty's border, in order to emphasize the situation where the third prince, Prince Chungnyeong, had to travel a long distance to the Chinese borders in place of the Crowned Prince Yangnyeong in order to bring back the western exorcist, and we added the subtitles for this."

The network added, "It was a location in which the western exorcist's party could rest after traveling through the Ming Dynasty and just entering Joseon, and since it's a region that's close to the border with the Ming Dynasty, we prepared the props while using our imagination that there would be frequent traffic of Chinese people. This was just a setup to explain the location of these characters who were in a remote area far from Hanyang (Seoul) in the story, and there were no special intentions at all."

SBS also apologized for "causing discomfort during viewing through a scene that could be misunderstood during this sensitive time."

Did you watch the premiere of 'Joseon Exorcist'?

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kailaluvskpop
kailaluvskpop651 pts Tuesday, March 23, 2021 0
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Srsly ppl... can't you watch and enjoy a drama without creating a controversy? It's srsly irritating to see such articles all the time.

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VetturiaGB
VetturiaGB73 pts Tuesday, March 23, 2021 0
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

I know some Chinese people are exaggerating with their statements that "everything is theirs", but these days it seems that some Korean netizens are exaggerated too. People should be more gentle with one another, if one is delusional it doesn't mean you have to pay with the same coin. Prove that you're wiser and let them stay in their darkness. Anyway they are just net comments, it's not like Chinese people would actually go in Korea and ban Korean people eating kimchi or whatever because "its theirs".

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