Han So Hee maintained a stance even after facing backlash over her recent Instagram Post.
On December 24th, Han So Hee found herself in the midst of an online controversy following a post on her Instagram. She wrote, “A story of people from that era, who stood against monsters born from human experimentation, not the romance of Gyeongseong, nor the creatures of the Japanese occupation era. That spring, when people could only become stronger by holding each other with love.” The post was in reference to her recent appearance in the Netflix series Gyeongseong Creature.
The actress also drew attention by posting a picture of An Jung Geun, a historical Korean independence activist, along with stills from the show. This led to some Japanese fans accusing her of using history to insult a specific nationality, labeling An Jung Geun as a terrorist. They reacted with comments like, “Is it right to use the past to insult a specific ethnicity?” “I think I have to stop being a fan,” and “Those who are anti-Japanese should not come to Japan.”
In response to a Japanese fan’s comment saying, “Honestly, this comment made me sad as a fan,” Han So Hee replied, “It’s sad, but it’s the truth. Thank you for having the courage to say it.” This reply garnered significant attention.
Korean fans expressed their support with comments like, “It’s brave for an actor to make such a post. Thank you for the positive influence,” “You can really feel the sincerity you put into your work,” and “I cried a lot watching it. Looking forward to Part 2”. Additionally, some Japanese defended the actress, writing, “Thank you for giving Japanese fans a chance to reflect on the past.”
Meanwhile, the Netflix original series Gyeongseong Creature, set in the darkest spring of 1945, is about two young people who stand against monsters born out of greed. Part 1 was released on December 22nd, and Part 2 is slated for release on January 5th.
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