2020 has been a crazy year for Korean celebrities, as plenty of them have gotten criticized by netizens for some absurd reasons. Here’s a list of some Korean celebrities who got unfairly criticized by netizens this year.
1. Yoo Jae Suk
When Yoo Jae Suk donated 50 million KRW ($41,611 USD) to the victims of the 2019 Sokcho fire, he received some mixed responses from netizens. While a lot of netizens praised Yoo Jae Suk for his donation, some netizens criticized him for “not donating enough”.
However, Yoo Jae Suk is known for his constant donations and has donated to numerous organizations. Due to this, many netizens frowned upon those who chose to leave malicious comments about Yoo Jae Suk’s donation.
2. Chen (EXO)
When Chen announced that he was going to get married, he received a lot of praise from fans. However, some netizens weren’t happy about the news, as they believed that Chen was “betraying” his fans. Some netizens even wanted Chen to get kicked out of EXO!
However, the attempts by these malicious netizens didn’t end up working, as SM Entertainment made a statement on how Chen would continue being a member of EXO.
3. Kang Dong Won
Kang Dong Won received some malicious comments when he appeared at a press conference for the film Peninsula. Netizens criticized him for his “middle-aged” fashion and stated that he didn’t look as handsome as he did when he was younger.
However, Kang Dong Won didn’t seem to be too bothered by these malicious comments.
My face was bloated that day, and my condition wasn’t great either. Now that I’m older, I have my good days and my bad days.
— Kang Dong Won
4. The members of SSAK3
SSAK3 is a group comprised of members Yoo Jae Suk, Rain, and Lee Hyori. The group ended up topping music charts with their debut song “Beach Again”. Not only that, but the group also shared that they would be donating all of their profit to people in need.
However, the group was met with some unexpected hate from netizens, as they believed that SSAK3 was taking away opportunities from other singers, making comments like, “It’s not a fair game since they’ve already claimed all of the recognition and awareness from the public“.
Other netizens came in to defend SSAK3, making comments like, “Consumers aren’t stupid. If the songs are good, they listen to the songs no matter who the artist is“.
5. Lee Ro Eun
Child actress Lee Ro Eun starred in the K-Drama, The World of the Married, where she played the 2-year-old daughter of Park Hae Joon and Han So Hee.
However, the child actress ended up getting a lot of criticism from netizens, as they believed that she was too big for the role. Some netizens even left malicious comments that weren’t related to her size. It got to the point where Lee Ro Eun’s family had to step in and ask these netizens to stop.
What did a little kid do to deserve this? She filmed it without knowing anything. Please delete your harsh comments. I hope you cheer her on so that she can finish filming her part in the drama.
— Lee Ro Eun’s family