The rumor about Song Hye Kyo providing financial support for a memorial hall in honor of the late soldier Lee Jun turned out to be false.
Professor Seo Kyung Deok clarified on social media on the 28th that an online community post titled ‘A Dutch Building Puchased With Song Hye Kyo’s Money’ was based on misinformation.
The person who wrote the post included a photo of the Lee Jun Memorial Hall in The Hague, Netherlands, along with a captured image of a comment written by a netizen in 2019. In the comment, it was claimed that Song Hye Kyo had donated a lot of money to expand the memorial hall, including adding a first floor. The poster added, “A Korean couple bought and operated the memorial hall, but Song Hye Kyo donated money, and they were able to turn the entire building into a memorial hall.”
Professor Seo acknowledged that the post was made with good intentions but revealed that there had been some misunderstandings. He clarified, “Song Hye Kyo and I donated a large-scale relief sculpture, Korean language signs and guide signs to the Lee Jun Memorial Hall, but we didn’t contribute any separate funds.”
But he added, “For the past 12 years, Hye Kyo and I donated Korean language guidebooks, Korean signs, relief sculptures, and more to various Korean historical sites overseas.”