[Weekly Up & Down] Jun Jin & Kang So Ra Tie the Knot vs. Gian84 & Seolhyun Demanded to Drop Out

The long monsoon season came to an end and the sun came out after a long time. The battle between Mina, a former member of AOA, and FNC Entertainment, which seemed unlikely to end, settled with reconciliation. But like the heatwave that started again, Gian84’s webtoon once again incurred netizens’ ire, while Go Kyung Pyo was embroiled in a controversy over his selfie.


▲ Stars, Including Jun Jin, Kang So Ra, and Sung Joon, Tie the Knot

Credit: Plum Actors

Jun Jin and Giant Pink shared the news of their marriage side by side. Jun Jin announced his marriage to his flight attendant girlfriend through his Instagram, while Giant Pick informed her fans that she is marrying her younger boyfriend, who is in the restaurant business. The two couples will hold a private wedding on September 31.

Sung Joon and Kang So Ra will also be tying the knot. Sung Joon said he will hold a wedding ceremony on September 12 with his non-celebrity wife (he registered his marriage before joining the army in December 2018). Yesterday, Kang So Ra also announced her marriage to a non-celebrity man through her agency and fan cafe.


Deliver Us From Evil Continues Its Box Office Success

Credit: CJ Entertainment

Deliver Us From Evil broke the break-even point in just 12 days. It has surpassed 3 million moviegoers on the 11th day of its release, following 1 million on the fourth day and 2 million on the fifth day. This is even faster than representative box office hits of the crime-action genre, The Outlaws and Believer. The movie is also expected to beat out Peninsula to become the biggest box office hit this summer, with a cumulative audience of 3.73 million (as of August 17).


▼ Gian84 & Seolhyun Asked to Leave Their Shows

Gian84 has been embroiled in a controversy over misogyny after using inappropriate expressions in his webtoon “Bokhak Wang,” published on August 11. The day after the release of the webtoon, a petition demanding the stop publishing Gian84’s work was posted on the national petition. Then on August 13, netizens started to demand his leave from I Live Alone, in which he is appearing as a regular cast. As the controversy mounted, he revised some of the problematic parts and posted an apology.

The aftermath of Mina’s revelation has shifted to Seolhyun. As public criticism over Seolhyun, who has been cited as a bystander of bullying (by Mina), increased day after day, more and more started to demand Seolhyun to drop out of her upcoming drama, Awaken. However, the production team stated that it’s impossible for her to get off the train now due to production conditions.

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