Snowdrop to Mr.Queen, These are 5 Korean Dramas That Have Reaped Controversy

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For those of you who love Lim Soo-hoo and Eun Yeong-ro in the drama Snowdrop , have you been able to move on yet? Some time ago, as you know, the JTBC drama has ended its broadcast.

The drama, starring Jisoo and Jung Hae-in, managed to score an average national rating of 2.8 percent in the 15th episode, while the last episode received an average rating of 3.4 percent. This episode has the second highest rating of the entire drama.

Even though Snowdrop is so popular and loved by many Korean drama fans, this drama has been boycotted before, you know! However, this drama is not the first drama that has been boycotted, because previously there have been several Korean dramas full of pros and cons. Both because of the actor’s scandal, the story that doesn’t match history, to the scenes that are too vulgar.

So, are you curious about what Korean dramas have been controversial?

1. Snowdrop (2021)
The controversy over this drama has even started when it was still in the production process, precisely when the synopsis spread throughout social media. The problem is the plot related to the background of Jung Hae-in’s character, Lim Soo-ho.

The question is, based on the leaked synopsis, Soo-ho is a North Korean spy. He disguised himself as a pro-democracy activist to spark political unrest in South Korea.

This then becomes a problem because of the time setting of Snowdrop which takes the 1980s. This time is quite important for the history of South Korea. The background of Soo-ho is controversial because according to the community it does not match the original history. After that, the name of the main character in this drama is even the exact same as the pro-democracy figure in that era, namely Young Cho.

His love story with a young man who was allegedly a North Korean spy who deliberately conspired against the government was the same. Worried that this drama would be considered to distort history, the Korean people also filed a petition to stop Snowdrop .

2. Mr. Queen (2020)
This Korean drama adapted from the Mandarin series focuses on the story of a boy from the modern era who is trapped in the body of a queen from the Joseon Dynasty era. This saeguk drama did not escape controversy because Mr. Queen is considered a distortion of history. The public did not accept the dialogue that referred to the Historical Records of the Joseon Dynasty as a tabloid.

Several fictional characters in this drama are described as having characteristics similar to existing historical figures.

3. Backstreet Rookie (2020)
This drama is about a boy named Choi Dae-hyun (Ji Chang-wook) who runs a mini -market business and a girl named Jung Saet-byul (Kim Yoo-jung) who works part-time at the mini -market . Not only being one of the popular dramas in 2020, the Backstret Rookie drama is also referred to as the Korean drama that has drawn the most controversy.

Having only aired two episodes, the drama has received thousands of criticisms for its many provocative scenes. Starting from showing scenes of high school children smoking, fighting, and fighting their parents, showing illegal prostitution sites plus sketches of naked girls, to kissing scenes of the character played by Kim Yoo-jung who is still in high school with Ji Chang-wook who is an adult.

4. The King: Eternal Monarch (2020)
This Korean drama depicts two parallel worlds, namely Korea in the present with Korea in the form of a constitutional monarchy. The problem begins when the devil is released into the human world and opens the door to the parallel world connection.

This makes Emperor Lee Gon (Lee Min-ho) try to close the door connecting parallel worlds. Meanwhile, on the other hand, on earth, detective Jung Tae-eul (Kim Go-eun) tries to protect the lives of people and the people he loves. At the time of its release, The King: Eternal Monarch was considered too limitless in mixing historical settings, even though the drama was just a fantasy story.

The production team even got protested by drama fans for using such bad visual effects (CGI) during the scene where Lee Gon was riding with Jung Tae-eul. The production team seemed to want to show the beauty through CGI, but these efforts failed because the results were so poor. Even more excited, actress Jung Eun-chae’s infidelity scandal that occurred 10 years ago was also revealed in the middle of the drama’s broadcast.

5. The World of the Married (2020)
The World of the Married became one of the most discussed drama series in 2020, both in South Korea and Indonesia. This drama that makes emotions causing a commotion on social media is about a couple Lee Tae-oh (Park Hae-joon) and Ji Sun-woo (Kim Hee-ae).

At first they were happy until Sun-woo found out that her husband had an affair with Yeo Da-kyung (Han So-hee). Sun-woo then tries to find other evidence of her husband’s infidelity.

During the airing of The World of the Married , there was a lot of talk about the players’ private lives. Various information about the player’s life was revealed, causing controversy.

Jeon Jin-seo who plays Lee Joon-young, the son of Ji Sun-woo (Kim Hee-ae) and Lee Tae-oh (Park Hae-joon) is known to upload controversial images on his personal Facebook account. There is an illustration of a male manhwa character showing his middle fingers with the dialogue: ” All women, disappear!