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Posted by Germaine-Jay Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Blue House responds to petition to cancel 'Snowdrop' drama starring BLACKPINK's Jisoo & Jung Hae In

AKP STAFF

The Blue House has responded to a petition to cancel the upcoming JTBC drama 'Snowdrop' starring BLACKPINK's Jisoo and Jung Hae In.

'Snowdrop' received a lot of negative attention due to the plot's alleged similarity to real historical events involving student protestors who lost their lives during the Gwangju Democratic Movement, and the drama is also being accused of romanticizing North Korean spies. Jisoo's character name was also changed as many argued it was too similar to real-life democracy activist Chun Young Cho. The concerns about 'Snowdrop' follow the cancellation of the SBS drama series 'Joseon Exorcist', which came under fire for allegedly distorting history.

As petitions to cancel the drama are on the rise, The Blue House addressed the concerns to stop the airing of dramas that allegedly distort history. The Blue House stated, "On March 26, after taking into consideration the severity of historical distortion in 'Joseon Exorcist', the decision was made to take the show off air. For 'Snowdrop', the broadcast station claimed the controversy was due to the incomplete synopsis and partially released character introductions, resulting in one-sided information. It's not a drama that disparages the Democratic Movement or romanticizes spies. The drama is currently in production."

They continued, "In the fourth clause in the broadcast law, independence and freedom are guaranteed, and due to the law, non-legal regulation or interference is not allowed. In particular, as creative works are free to pursue their own individualistic expression, it's something that needs to be approached with caution. The government respects the free choices and restraint that will be exercised with sensitivity by creators, producers, and consumers with regards to content that has stirred up the public."

The Blue House further stated the drama will be dealt with if the plot severely distorts history after airing, which the producers will take full responsibility for.

'Snowdrop' is set to premiere in September.

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NgohiongPuso
NgohiongPuso1,767 pts Saturday, May 15, 2021 5
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Harry Potter should be cancelled because it's not real!

There are no zombies, and the soldiers are not dumbed to bitten by zombies. We should cancel train to Busan! ... How long should people tolerate unnecessary censorship and cancellation of poetic license.

But hey time travel isn't real all time travel movies should be cancelled.

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chainyviolet
chainyviolet Allkill VIP 12,438 pts Saturday, May 15, 2021 2
Saturday, May 15, 2021
I rather wait for the drama's premiere before making harsh judgements or even calling for a cancelation because it might not be as bad as the knetz are making it out to be. I'm hoping their worries don't ring true though because these historical events are very important and it would be sad if they are distorted. It wouldn't be pleasant for Jisoo's acting debut to start with that. So I'm genuinely hoping Snowdrop goes well.

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