After the news about Song Joong Ki‘s new relationship hit the wire, people noticed the different approach the Korean entertainment journalists took in their articles reporting Song Joong Ki’s dating news from Song Hye Kyo‘s dating rumors.
Shortly after Song Joong Ki admitted to being in a new relationship, a post on an online community caught people’s attention. The writer pointed out a negative connotation to the articles about Song Hye Kyo’s dating rumors, even “villainizing” the actress. The title they chose was “Was Song Joong Ki not enough? Song Hye Kyo in her 40s swept up in yet another dating rumor,” making the actress out to be a man-crazed woman.
However, most articles reporting Song Joong Ki’s dating news “congratulated” the actor. “Song Joong Ki in a relationship with a beautiful British woman” or “Song Joong Ki says he’s in a happy relationship” were the titles.
In the comment sections, people pointed out how people were showing their support for Song Joong Ki and his non-Korean girl, but if a female celebrity, such as Song Hye Kyo or Blackpink’s Jennie, were to date a non-Korean man, they’d end up on a chopping block, getting torn apart to pieces with hate comments.