JTBC has confirmed that “Snowdrop” will NOT be canceled, and they will take legal actions against malicious comments to protect everyone involved in the drama. Check out the following detailed information.
“Snowdrop” Will NOT Be Canceled Following Seoul Court Decision
After an extensive and complex issue revolving around the Korean drama “Snowdrop” starring Jisoo and Jung Hae In, JTBC has confirmed that “Snowdrop” will NOT be canceled, especially after the Seoul court has carried out their decisions.
On December 29, the Seoul District Court ruled in favor of the JTBC drama “Snowdrop” in a case and injunction by a civic group. Therefore, it means that “Snowdrop” will not be canceled and continue airing.
“Court rejects application for injunction to ban screening of ‘Snowdrop’. They also explained that the screening of ‘Snowdrop’ did not directly infringe on the rights of the applicant.”— Kim Jisoo Global ❄️ (@GlobalJisoo) December 29, 2021
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Petitions and Civic Group Injunction Request Against JTBC “Snowdrop”
Starting from its very first premiere, “Snowdrop” has received various backlash regarding the issue of historical distortion. More than 300,000 citizens have signed a petition to the Blue House, demanding to take “Snowdrop” off the air and be canceled.
Following the petition, a civic group called “Declaration of Global Citizens in Korea” filed an injunction request against “Snowdrop” company, JTBC, to the Seoul court on December 22. They demanded the company to take down and cancel “Snowdrop”.
Seoul District Court: “It’s Difficult to Argue that The Drama Infringes on the Rights”
Although the Blue House has yet responded to the petition, the Seoul District court decided reject the injunction request. The court believed even if it’s true that “Snowdrop” has distorted history, it has a low probability of the public accepting the drama’s inaccuracies blindly.
“Even if ‘Snowdrop’ is based on historical distortions, the probability that the public will accept the inaccuracies blindly is low.”Seoul Western District Court.
In addition to the above statement, Seoul District Court also stated that it was difficult to argue that “Snowdrop” had infringed the civic group’s right if the drama did not directly involve them.
“Unless the content of the drama directly involves the civic group, it’s difficult to argue it infringes on the group’s rights.”Seoul Western District Court.
The Seoul Western District Court ruled in favor of JTBC to continue airing its drama #SNOWDROP— JISOO CHARTS | D-3 JISOO BDAY (@jichu_charts) December 29, 2021
The court also ruled that the civic group is not entitled to seek an injunction on behalf of the general public.#지수 #JISOO #설강화 #영로 @jtbclove pic.twitter.com/gAGlPeJCwJ
“Snowdrop” is NOT Canceled and JTBC Will Take Legal Actions Against Malicious Comments
Moreover, now that they believe the coast has cleared, JTBC also decided to take legal actions against the people who have spread malicious comments about “Snowdrop”.
According to JTBC, the company and the people involved in “Snowdrop” have suffered severe damage because of these malicious comments. Therefore, they have decided to take strict legal actions to protect its image and those involved in the drama.
Furthermore, indeed that JTBC fully respects the public’s rights of opinion and criticism. Nevertheless, they will still take actions against those who have spread comments and rumors terrorizing “Snowdrop” and its people.
All in all, JTBC decided to take these strict measures because they believe that some people are spreading false information about “Snowdrop”. As a result, these false rumors have caused the public’s opinion to sway.
“Even now, netizens are spreading false information regarding the drama’s content, swaying the public’s opinions severely.”JTBC.
JTBC put a super strong force to protect ‘#Snowdrop‘.— FOREVER EUN YOUNGRO ❄️ (@ForeverKimJisoo) December 30, 2021
“The following email has come from the JTBC legal team saying that users may be liable. We inform you that action may be taken in this case.”
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JTBC Official Statement about “Snowdrop” Legal Actions Against Malicious Comments
“JTBC is currently suffering severe damages due to the spread of false and malicious comments regarding ‘Snowdrop’ drama. Therefore, to protect the broadcasting station’s image and the image of the drama’s creators as well as the rights of creative content, we plan to proceed with strict legal action from now on.
We consider the freedom and independence of creativity a key component of successful content creation. Additionally, we respect the rights of consumers to freely criticize or form opinions about content to a healthy extent. However, JTBC will still be taking legal actions against rumors and comments which openly terrorize everyone involved in the creation process of this drama and which have nothing to do with the story’s actual content.”“Snowdrop” broadcasting company, JTBC.
Actress Yoo In Na Suffers from Protests Due to “Snowdrop” Even When It’s Not Canceled
Following “Snowdrop” controversies, protests started appearing against actress Yoo In Na. Actress Yoo In Na is supposed to join the narration for KBS historical special as a museum guide. However, due to her participation in JTBC “Snowdrop” drama, viewers started expressing their disapproval about her role in the KBS special.
Director Jo Hyun Tak: “All Snowdrop Characters and Relationships Are Fictitious”
Previously, “Snowdrop” director Jo Hyun Tak personally responded to the historical distortion allegation. The director stated that it’s true that “Snowdrop” was based on the 1987 situation in Seoul. But still, everything that happens in the drama is pure fiction.
“The story is indeed based in 1987 Seoul. However, despite the influence of the controversial political elections of the era, all other characters and relationships within the drama are fictitious.”“Snowdrop” Director Jo Hyun Tak.
So, what do you think, Kdrama fans? Now that “Snowdrop” will not be canceled and JTBC will take legal actions against malicious comments, will all the issues revolving around this drama will resolve? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments and stay with Kpoppost for future updates.
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