According to SBS News, North Korean media outlets have recently turned their attention toward the new Netflix-original series 'D.P' starring Jung Hae In, Goo Kyo Hwan, and more, seemingly using the show as an example to shed negative light on the South Korean army.
One North Korean media outlet allegedly reported, "[D.P.] is currently garnering massive popularity among global audiences... The show tells the story of those who go out in pursuit of their fellow soldiers, ones who were forced to desert their posts as a result of unbearable and inhumane violence and cruelty. It is overtly exposing the indiscipline, violence, and political corruption which has riddled the South's armed forces for decades."
The media outlet then allegedly continued, "The show clearly indicates that these soldiers could not survive the violence and cruelty without running away from their posts, uncovering the hellish lifestyle of those who are forced to serve in the South's army.... The story depicts shocking real life events in detail and is currently earning the sympathy of many viewers around the world."
Meanwhile, back in December of 2020, North Korea strengthened its censorship of "foreign content" from South Korea, stiffening fines and prison sentences for anyone caught consuming foreign content or mimicking their culture.