'Social-tainers' are talking about the issues 2012/08/14, Source,
In the middle of last month, those who passed by Daehanmun, the main gate of Deoksu Palace in central Seoul, walked by actor Yoo Ji-tae. He wasn't in the middle of a shoot or signing autographs at a fan-meet. Rather, he stood there silently in the heavy rain holding up a sign that read "Immigrant women have the right to live". He was participating in a campaign against the domestic violence that has taken place between Korean men and their migrant wives. Two women were killed by their husbands in early July. "I hope they are the last victims", Yoo said to reporters at the site of his protest. "I'm so ashamed as a Korean man". He added that he is preparing to direct a film about the issue. Celebrities in Korea are increasingly raising their voices on social issues, from domestic concerns like the abuse of migrant wives to international disputes like Korea's sovereignty over the Dokdo islets. The trend has led to the use of the term "Social-tainer", a portmanteau of "social" and "entertainer" that refers to stars who act and comment on the issues,...More
Disciplinary measures on "An Angel's Choice" 2012/07/05, Source,
The Korea Communications Commission ordered a disciplinary action on the MBC TV morning drama "An Angel's Choice".
The KCC ruled during a general meeting that scenes that induce abortion and miscarriage during youth viewing protection time and revealing indirect advertisement was inappropriate,...More
Radio host sorry for Kim Yuna remark 2012/05/28, Source, Kim Mi-hwa (Left) and Kim Yuna(Right)
Comedian Kim Mi-hwa apologized for her radio show guest's comment that denounced Olympic gold medalist figure skater Kim Yuna's practice teaching session as "a show".
Last Tuesday, Kim had Hwang Sang-min, a psychology professor at Yonsei University, as a guest on her radio program on CBS. The two talked about figure skater Kim Yuna, who is also a senior at Korea University majoring in physical education, and takes part in practice teaching sessions at Jinseon Girls' High School in Seoul,...More
Kim Mi-hwa to Set Up Advice Website 2011/11/02, Source,
The TV personality Kim Mi-hwa has applied for permission from the Gyeonggi provincial government to set up an agony-aunt website for women and young people.
"I have been giving advice to women and youngsters through Twitter and want to create an online space where women and young people can communicate their concerns with expert mentors whom I got to know while hosting a radio show", Kim said,...More
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