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7-11’s Parent Company Threatens Legal Action against Netflix Due to the Scenes Shot at the Convenient Store in ‘D.P.’

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Reports broke out that D.P. may no longer be available on Netflix.

On September 7th, Kookmin Ilbo reported, “A parent company of convenience store chain is preparing to take legal action against Netflix and the drama production company of D.P. in response to the malicious description of the store owner in the drama series.'”

According to the news report, Korea Seven, the subsidiary of Lotte Group that operates 7-11 convenience store chains, recently met a large law firm to discuss taking court action (filing an injunction) against Netflix and the drama production company.

In a scene from the 5th episode of D.P., Hwang Jang Soo (Shin Seung Ho) is shown working as a part-timer at a convenience store after being dismissed from the army. In the scene, the store owner instructs Hwang to engage in an illegal act and exercises violence and abuse of power. And the two are seen wearing 7-11 uniforms.

Korea Seven claimed that the drama production team made a prior consent not to include any negative content that can potentially harm the brand’s image. They further revealed that they would not have cooperated with the production if they were aware of such content use.

In response to the ongoing reports, the production company shared, “We are not removing or modifying the scene, but we are discussing the matter internally.”

 

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