Actor Ji Soo has been embroiled in allegations of school violence. His agency is currently confirming facts. However, as Ji Soo is playing the role of Ondal in River Where the Moon Rises, a character known for his pure and honest personality, the claim seems like it will be quite critical.
A post was made on an online community on the 2nd, titled ‘Actor Ji Soo is a perpetrator of school violence.’
The original poster (OP) identified themselves as a middle school classmate of the actor and claimed that he was physically bigger than fellow students at the time. “He dominated the school since the second year of middle school in 2007, and committed all kinds of misdeeds in school,” they explained.
They also said that the bullying gang that included Ji Soo was quite organized. “I was bullied in 2008 when I was in the third year of middle school. I was assaulted with all kinds of violence, including being threatened, humiliated, and cursed out.” The OP then wrote that what they want is neither compensation nor apology. “I’ve already been through everything, and I don’t need an apology for something irreversible. I don’t even think it’d be sincere. There’s only one thing I want. If you want to act, act. But you need to live with the title of ‘Perpetrator of School Violence’ in front of your name forever,” they warned.
They ended by saying, “the memory of countless people you bullied is not forgotten forever, like mine. Pretending to be pure, to be naive, to be nice, to be good; I can’t watch it anymore because it’s so superficial. You should only act on screens.” The poster uploaded a graduation certificate and album photo from middle school as well.
In response to this, the actor’s agency KeyEast is confirming facts. While the truth has not yet been confirmed, the post is already spreading online, rapidly. It is likely that this will inevitably have its influence on KBS 2TV’s Mon-Tues drama River Where the Moon Rises.
Especially as Ji Soo plays the role of Ondal who is characterized as an ‘anti-violence’ figure who only fights to protect someone, the rumors of school violence are expected to be more so affecting.