Netizens expressed shock at the recent couple introduced on MBN's variety program 'High School Mom and Dad'.
On the August 30 KST broadcast of MBN's 'High School Mom and Dad', a 25-year-old woman named Jang So Hee introduced herself as a mom, who had givenbirth to her first child at the age of 19 year old. She then showed her daily life with her husband Cha Sang Min. The couple currently have two daughters, who are seven and five years old.
Jang So Hee then shocked the panel members on the show when she revealed that she had only been 18 years old when she first began a relationship with her husband, who had been 31 years old at the time. While a 13-year age gap between couples is not unheard of, the fact that Jang So Hee had been a high school student while her husband had been in his thirties greatly disturbed many netizens. Jang So Hee stated, "Because of the age difference, I was criticized a lot. [People would say things like] 'What kind of man dates a young kid? This is a s*x crime.' Harsh judgments continued to be made by people even after my marriage."
Some netizens commented:
"I really don't know why they do this program."
"This makes me go crazy."
"I hate this so much."
"High school students really need to watch this."
"But this is a s*x crime for real."
"Just reading the captions make me so angry."
"This is terrible. Her parents must have been so disgusted."
"My digestion got so bad from watching this."
"She met him when she was 18 and he was 30???? sh*t!"
"This is a crime..."
"I feel sorry for her."
"High school and middle school girls really need to watch this and learn."
"People say even someone in their twenties dating a high school student is insane, but a 30 year old???"