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Posted by Janie-Reign Sunday, December 19, 2021

Over 200,000 viewers sign Blue House petition in a day to cancel JTBC's drama 'Snowdrop' for distortion of history

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Over 200,000 have signed the petition to cancel 'Snowdrop', featuring Jung Hae In and BLACKPINK's Jisoo as leads.

JTBC's new drama 'Snowdrop' is still dealing with viewers' concerns due to its historical narrative. Previously, the drama was already once under fire for distortion of historical facts. 

According to this new Blue House petition, the drama's pilot episode featured the female lead mistakenly saving a spy against the pro-democracy movement. Furthermore, when the male sub-lead from the Agency for National Security Planning was chasing down the spy played by the male lead, the drama played a historically significant song that used to symbolize the pro-democracy movement. 

Viewers who watched these scenes on December 18 took to online platforms and expressed their discomfort, saying that "it is inappropriate to use such a significant song for a scene featuring the Agency for National Security Planning and a spy" from history.


The petition also stated that romanticizing and featuring the male lead as a spy being mistaken as a pro-democratic figure leads to distortion of history, because there were in fact many innocent people who were tortured by the government by being mistaken as the spy. 


"A drama that presents such a narrative causes damage to the pro-democracy movement's historical value," stated viewers.

The petition currently has over 200,000 signatories and will close on January 18, 2022. 

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Starsenna
Starsenna2,263 pts Sunday, December 19, 2021 33
Sunday, December 19, 2021

Because you’re a kpop fan does not mean you get to invalidate Koreans sentiments and issues with this drama. Please grow up and learn that the world does not revolve around your idol, but that people actually D-worded not to long ago due to torture and executions. These are real people, get out of your idol bubble and educate yourself.

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MinasSTD
MinasSTD1,182 pts Sunday, December 19, 2021 19
Sunday, December 19, 2021

I don't think you guys understand that people who went through this are still alive, they can be angry at inaccurate or insensitive things like the student song being played.

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