SEOUL – Snowdrop, one of many 12 months’s most anticipated Ok-drama, has come underneath hearth after its first two episodes aired over the weekend (Dec 18 and 19), reported leisure portals similar to Allkpop and Koreaboo.
A petition to cancel the drama, set in opposition to the backdrop of South Korea’s 1987 Democracy Motion, began on Sunday and quickly gained 200,000 signatures in at some point.
Starring lady group Blackpink’s Jisoo and actor Jung Hae-in, the collection has been criticised for the historic inaccuracies seen within the first two episodes.
Critics have been particularly incensed by Jung’s character of a North Korean spy, as precise supporters had misplaced their lives once they have been falsely accused of espionage.
The petition stated that that includes and romanticising the male lead as a spy being mistaken as a pro-democracy determine might distort historical past, and that “a drama that presents such a story causes injury to the pro-democracy motion’s historic worth”.
Viewers additionally objected to the present that includes a tune which was utilized by the motion throughout a chase scene between Jung and an agent from the controversial Company of Nationwide Safety Planning.
Sponsors similar to Heungil Furnishings, vogue model Ganisong and Hans Electronics have issued apologies and will likely be pulling out from subsequent episodes.
Earlier this 12 months, even earlier than the present began airing, a synopsis launched by broadcaster JTBC had already triggered one other petition signed by greater than 226,000 individuals between March 26 and April 25. Nevertheless, the requires the manufacturing to be halted have been rejected on the time.
One other interval Ok-drama, Joseon Exorcist, was cancelled after simply two episodes in March after extreme backlash from viewers over its historic inaccuracies, with a petition gaining 127,000 signatures in a day.