Homepage_Takeover

59

27

News
Posted by Germaine-Jay Thursday, March 25, 2021

SBS' 'Joseon Exorcist' reportedly canceled after 2 episodes following historical distortion controversy

AKP STAFF

SBS' 'Joseon Exorcist' has been reportedly canceled after 2 episodes following its historical distortion controversy.

As previously reported, 'Joseon Exorcist' received criticism for using Chinese props and allegedly contributing to historical and cultural distortion, leading to sponsors dropping the drama. Professor Seo Kyung Duk of Sungshin Women's University also spoke out on the show's allegedly irresponsible handling of history as he claimed the drama's contents may leave a lasting historical and cultural impact.

Though the show decided to cancel airing for a week to edit the problematic portions, it's now being reported the entire series will be canceled. According to one drama insider, "'Joseon Exorcist' will ultimately be canceled. After the content related to episode 2 is released, viewers won't be able to see the rest. Producer Shin Kyung Soo is currently contacting the actors in the drama to notify them of the cancellation."

Aside from the history controversy, 'Joseon Exorcist' also experienced a number of other misfortunes before airing, such as actors Lee Yoo Bi and Jang Dong Yoon suffering injuries on set. Around 20 companies have pulled their sponsorship from the series so far, and over 184,000 people signed the Blue House petition to cancel the show.

What are your thoughts on the ongoing controversy?

  1. misc.
  2. JOSEON EXORCIST
70 39,170 Share 69% Upvoted

51

Znewie71
Znewie711,357 pts Thursday, March 25, 2021 0
Thursday, March 25, 2021

I feel bad for the actors and everyone who put time and effort into making this drama. Korea ain't no joke, the public does have a hold on companies, lol. If it was in America, they would have said "dont like, dont watch".

Share

19

Sandyyy646
Sandyyy646113 pts Thursday, March 25, 2021 0
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Damn both actors suffered from injuries after all their hard work and now the drama is cancelled? I feel bad for the actors, side actors, writer, director, and staff, they deserve better.

Share

SHOW ALL COMMENTS

allkpop in your Inbox

THE TOP 10 STORIES DELIVERED DAILY
New Message

SEND