Kim Jung Hyun vs Seo Yea Ji: IMPORTANT lessons in Mental Health we need to take from this viral controversy

The raging controversy has offered sufficient fodder to netizens to gossip for a couple of extra weeks. But one essential side is being ignored – Mental well being! Read on to discover out.

All it takes is one google search to unearth articles with probably the most sensational headlines and click-bait content material! “Scandal’ is a time period used indulgently by South Korean tabloids when reporting a difficulty. A scandal broke out when actor Kim Jung Hyun of Mr. Queen fame was noticed together with his Crash Landing On You co-star, Seo Ji Hye. Dispatch Korea, a paparazzi publication declared that the previous co-stars had been lovers in actual life and that Kim Jung Hyun was planning to shift to his ‘girlfriend’s’ company. Culture Depot, Seo Ji Hye’s company firmly denied relationship rumours, nevertheless, affirmed that Kim Jung Hyun was certainly making an attempt to signal an unique contract with them.

Kim Jung Hyun’s company went on a tirade in opposition to the actor and revealed they went by means of painstaking lengths to cowl his scandals. For these uninitiated, Kim Jung Hyun was closely criticized for his impolite behaviour in direction of Girls’ Generation member, Seohyun in the course of the press convention of their 2018 drama, Time. Subsequently, the actor left the present citing consuming and sleeping issues. The situation was forgotten as each the artists moved on from this disastrous expertise. O& Entertainment revealed that Kim Jung Hyun’s behaviour has been unprofessional and reminded him that they did strive to cowl up his ‘girlfriend points’ in the course of the making of Time.

All hell broke unfastened when Dispatch Korea went a step additional and revealed that the ‘girlfriend’ in query was actress Seo Yea Ji, who manipulated Kim Jung Hyun into behaving rudely with Seohyun. Dispatch Korea leaked non-public chats between them the place Seo Yea Ji is seen ‘instructing’ Kim Jung Hyun to be impolite to everybody on set, specifically Seohyun, and never movie any romantic scenes together with her. Kim Jung Hyun is enjoying the ‘candy and obedient’ boyfriend who follows her directions to the tee, even referring to himself as ‘Stiff Kim’. The leaked chats turned a significant subject of dialogue amongst netizens and Ok-drama followers worldwide. The worldwide media had a subject day digging into the actors’ private lives, making an attempt to juice any scandalous details about them.

Several ex-workers went on a witch-hunt in opposition to Seo Yea Ji levelling bullying and faculty violence allegations in opposition to her. All of a sudden, there have been ‘blind objects’ about her being a dominating girlfriend who cheated on a number of males, a girl who makes use of and throws away males for pleasure and controls them. Several rumours reveal that actor Kim Jung Hyun was mentally tortured and harassed and virtually drove him to the purpose of no return! 

The reactions to Kim Jung Hyun had been barely sympathetic. Netizens pitied him for falling prey to an ‘evil witch’ of a girlfriend and a few mocked him for not being manly sufficient to overpower her. “Why did not he simply break up together with her?”, was the commonest rhetoric that handed round like Chinese whispers. Seo Yea Ji finally cancelled her movie’s premiere and retreated right into a cocoon. After a delayed silence, Seo Yea Ji’s company Gold Medalist launched an announcement clarifying their stance. They expressed contempt over Dispatch Korea’s position in the scandal and issued an apology to Seo Yea Ji’s followers. Kim Jung Hyun too penned a heartfelt apology notice for mistreating Seohyun, to the employees of his drama Time and his earlier company, O& Entertainment. He additionally apologized to Culture Depot for dragging them by means of this mess.

This is all that has occurred in these few days and it’s simply the crux. The outer layer of what we, the audiences know. Only the involved folks know the precise reality. However, the query is – Is anyone even involved to know the reality? Everyone desires a chunk of gossip, one thing to speak about. I bear in mind the second the controversy broke out, my cellphone could not cease buzzing as all my pals despatched me a message concerning the controversy. I used to be a part of the juiciest discussions on Whatsapp discussing the matter, debating, and taking sides. 

Instagram and Twitter had been abuzz with previous photos, alledged data, and slander. Everyone was so busy savouring the fodder from this junk that we largely disregard crucial side that wants to be purchased to mild – Mental Health. Almost instantly everybody divided themselves into two groups – Team Kim Jung Hyun versus Team Seo Yea Ji. Nobody cared to know the obtrusive and the one reality staring proper into our souls is the entire disregard for psychological well being. 

All the stakeholders – Dispatch Korea, the actors, companies, netizens, and opportunists obtained busy washing soiled linen in public, that they utterly forgot to take vital lessons from this senseless, viral controversy. First off, I imagine it’s a prison offense to leak non-public chats about anybody on a public discussion board. It is a breach of data expertise and a person’s privateness. How did Dispatch Korea get these leaked chats? Who allowed them to leak these chats in public? How do they get away with it so simply? Dispatch Korea has put many people lives’ at stake for a couple of additional hits. It is a shameful prison offense and Dispatch Korea must be held accountable for a similar.

Kim Jung Hyun was struggling from consuming and sleeping issues that rendered his psychological well being to be in a poor state. Seo Yea Ji should have been by means of nice agony and trauma coping with this vicious witch-hunt in opposition to her. Actress Seohyun was dragged into someone else’s mess for no fault of hers and had to take care of painful feelings of her previous as previous wounds had been reopened contemporary. I admit it’s a scandal, however scandals in the general public eye have critical and irreversible repercussions. I imagine media companies, particularly social media ought to act with restraint and sensitivity in such occasions. Disaster administration must be executed shortly and successfully earlier than a difficulty spreads like wildfire. It is vital to be delicate and understanding to everybody’s psychological well being, together with these of celebrities. We by no means know the private battles they’re combating in their lives and positively, should not make social media platforms a trial room for passing judgments on folks. Be sort.

ALSO READ: Kim Jung Hyun releases a handwritten apology letter for his misconduct on Time

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