“Little Women” Kdrama starring Kim Go Eun must experience a tragic removal from Netflix Vietnam after involving historical issue and controversy. Check out the following facts for the complete report.
Netflix Vietnam REMOVED “Little Women” Kdrama Starring Kim Go Eun
On October 7, a Korean online community reported that Netflix Vietnam had removed “Little Women” Kdrama starring Kim Go Eun. And it happened after massive boycotts and protests happening to “Little Women” Kdrama due to its historical issue and controversy.
This is the second controversy for “Little Women” after its previous plagiarism issue.
What Caused the Issue and Controversy?
After reigning over the Korean drama ranking for several weeks, “Little Women” Kdrama starring Kim Go Eun had to give up its throne. But instead of declining ratings, the Kdrama had to be removed entirely from Netflix Vietnam roosted due to its distortion of history.
Everything started with “Little Women” Kdrama episodes 3 and 8. In these episodes, a war veteran from South Korea bragged about his kill-to-death ratio during the Vietnam War. First, he boasted about the kill-to-death ratio between the South Korean troops and the Viet Cong (communist army). Then, he claimed that each Korean soldier had the ability to kill between 20 to 100 Vietnamese troops.
And on top of everything, the war veteran also claimed that Korean troops were the heroes of the Vietnam War.
“Korean troops were the heroes of the Vietnam War.”– a war veteran character in ‘Little Women’ Kdrama.
The statement was particularly sensitive to the people of Vietnam. That is because South Korean troops were actually famous for their brutality during the Vietnam War. Therefore, having the Kdrama claimed them to be the heroes caused a severe issue and controversy among the Vietnamese audience.
Vietnamese Viewers Were Upset: Government Requested Removal of “Little Women” Kdrama Starring Kim Go Eun from Netflix
Following the historical distortion issue and controversy, the Vietnamese audience boycotted “Little Women” Kdrama starring Kim Go Eun.
On October 5, JoongAng Daily reported that the Vietnamese government had requested Netflix to stop showing “Little Women” Kdrama. They believed it had violated media and cinema laws due to the historical distortion of the Vietnam War.
Vietnamese Director of the Department of Broadcasting, Television, and Electronic Information Le Quang Tu Do demanded Netflix stop showing the Korean drama in Vietnam starting from Wednesday. The government argued that the Vietnam War depiction in the drama in episodes 3 and 8 is completely misleading.
Today, Netflix responded to the request by removing “Little Women” Kdrama from its Vietnam rooster. And there has been no further information on whether the government will allow the Kdrama to return.
UPDATE: Vietnamese authorities have asked Netflix to stop showing “Little Women” in Vietnam from 5 Oct for “distorting history”, as seen in Episode 3 ( 58:01 – 58:22) and Episode 8 (5:41 – 7:01) when actors spoke about the Vietnam War.— Nga Pham (@ngahpham) October 5, 2022
Kdrama "Little Women" is officially removed on Netflix Vietnam.— 🌸💜 (@hnhyy5361287) October 6, 2022
The drama has falsified history to intentionally misrepresent them as heroes while attending an invasion in Vietnam. #KimGoEun #WiHaJoon #ParkJiHu #NamJiHyun #LittleWomen #Kdrama #Netflix pic.twitter.com/ww0B0zwh6Y
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