The unexpected controversy surrounding around the Korean drama starring Bae Suzy, “Anna,” has finally reached a conclusion. Coupang Play has made official apology to “Anna” director Lee Joo Young for their unconsented edit.
Coupang Play Officially Apologized to Director Lee Joo Young for Making Unconsented Edit
On August 21, Korean media reported that Coupang Play had ended the editing controversy in “Anna” Korean drama starring Bae Suzy.
According to the report, Coupang Play and director Lee Joo Young had a closed-door meeting with The Directors’ Guild of Korea on August 19. During the meeting, Coupang Play apologized the director for editing “Anna” Korean drama without consent.
Furthermore, Director Lee Joo Young’s legal representative, Siwoo Law Firm stated that the general manager of Coupang Play had apologized sincerely to director Lee Joo Young for “Anna” editing controversy. In addition, they also promised to remove the director’s name, as well as the other staff members, just as they had requested.
“Director Lee Joo Young received a sincere apology from the head of Coupang Play about the recent incident regarding the series ‘Anna,’ and was promised that her name as well as those of six other staff members will be deleted from the credits of the six-part version of the series, [as requested by Lee from the beginning].”Siwoo Law Firm, Director Lee Joo Young’s legal representative.
Controversy of Korean Drama Starring Bae Suzy, “Anna,” Finally Ends Amicably
Following the official apology made by Coupang Play, director Lee Joo Young once again emphasize the importance of bringing and applying moral rights to work ethics.
She also urged everyone working on the industry to stand together to build a community that respects all creative works.
“I hope that this incident brought back into light the importance of the creatives’ moral rights to their work, especially during a time when the local media scene is evolving.”Director Lee Joo Young.
Previously, Bae Suzy “Anna” director Lee Joo Young revealed that Coupang Play had edited the drama without consent. The Editing Director and six more staff members confirmed the incident and therefore requested the name removal. They also demanded Coupang Play to release the Director’s Cut.
Coupang Play then refuted by stating that they only made revisions according to the original plans after the director didn’t respond to their request.
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