Kim So Yeon, Disney Plus Korea CEO, apologized for the company’s passive attitude during the Snowdrop scandal that broke out earlier this year.
On the 5th, Kim So Yeon answered a question from Democratic Party of Korea member Kim Yun Duk, “How did Disney Plus react when viewers criticized Snowdrop?” at a state audit held by the Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee.
“I am fully aware that there were misunderstandings and different opinions,” the CEO replied. “Thanks to this drama, we were able to understand the impact of Disney Plus as a platform and the impact it can have on viewers. We will do our best to prepare more meticulously and thoroughly.”
Kim Yun Duk responded, “Please think about what value Disney Plus will pursue.” He then went on to say, “I get that you’re an employee, but you are also Korean. We ask you to make every effort so that Disney Plus can coexist while preserving our culture.”
Snowdrop, which premiered at the end of last year, was embroiled in a history distortion scandal due to its content that denigrates democratization and glorifies spies and the National Security Planning Agency. The production team released two official statements that the allegations were not true, but some enraged viewers filed a petition and started a boycott of the drama.