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Posted by Yaki-Jones Monday, March 14, 2022

Kim Tae Ri and Nam Joo Hyuk's 'Twenty-Five Twenty-One' faces backlash after depicting a relationship with a minor

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Drama 'Twenty-Five Twenty-One' starring Kim Tae Ri and Nam Joo Hyuk is facing backlash online after depicting a relationship with a minor. 

On the 10th episode of tvN's 'Twenty-Five Twenty-One' aired on March 13th, Nam Joo Hyuk (who plays a 23 years old man) confessed his love to Kim Tae Ri (who plays a 19 years old high school student). The scene ended with Kim Tae Ri accepting his confession. 

Shortly after the broadcast, however, many viewers expressed their concerns and criticisms regarding the media publicly romanticizing a relationship with a minor. 

Viewers expressed, "The production team should have reconsidered the scene as the media has an impact.", "I feel uncomfortable depicting a mutual love with a minor who still wears a school uniform.", "Why couldn't the show wait until after Kim Tae Ri graduates for a scene like this?" 


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yogurt-smoothie
yogurt-smoothie31 pts Monday, March 14, 2022 13
Monday, March 14, 2022

19 isnt a minor. knetz should be more worried abt how young are kidol nowadays

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dmaynel123
dmaynel1231,304 pts Monday, March 14, 2022 7
Monday, March 14, 2022

admittedly this was a different era, but when i was still in high school, quite a lot of girls in schools (who were 16-18 yro then) were dating college dudes 3-4 years older than them and no one batted an eyelid as it was quite common (except maybe high school boys grumbling about college guys stealing their girls). technically Yi Jin should still be a college student so in that sense i don't see what's wrong - it's not as if he's her teacher or part-time job boss (where at least you can argue there's a power imbalance).

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