JTBC revealed on April 8 that it has filed criminal proceedings against online commenters who accused the drama “Snowdrop” of historical inaccuracy.
Previously, in March of last year, JTBC published a teaser synopsis for “Snowdrop,” which sparked outrage. According to the synopsis, many netizens accused the drama series of using the name of a real-life historical figure without authorization, ridiculing South Korea’s democracy movement, and personifying and/or fetishizing members of South Korea’s Agency for National Security Planning from the period, who were known for corrupt practices and violent behavior.
Even after JTBC apologized for the controversies surrounding the lead female character, different charges about the drama sparked arguments in internet groups long after it aired. The matter was also brought before several broadcasting committees and civil courts, but the Korea Communications Standards Commission (KOCSC) stated that “it is difficult to conclude that the drama “Snowdrop” romanticizes the Agency for National Security Planning or mocks the national democratic movement.”
JTBC stated on April 8 that “JTBC has gone forward with criminal cases against netizens who frequently propagate false information regarding “Snowdrop” with ill intent.” Due to the propagation of such allegations and charges, the cast members of “Snowdrop” were subjected to significant hostile internet attacks, as were the production company and several sponsoring companies. JTBC has concluded that such losses cannot be sustained each time a drama becomes the subject of a debate. As a result, the broadcasting station has decided to act in order to remind viewers of the severity of such acts.
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