Actress and television personality Cho Hye-jung has found herself the target of unwanted attention after posting an Internet comment with her official account on July 21st. The comment itself was entirely mundane. Cho Hye-jung simply responded to a social media post by Han Bo-reum with the words, that's so cool. The controversy is from the circumstances of Cho Hye-jung's departure from public life, following #MeToo allegations against her father Cho Jae-hyun.
While Cho Jae-hyun's sexual misconduct was obviously not the fault of his daughter, it was no secret that Cho Hye-jung rose to prominence in the South Korean entertainment industry largely thanks to his influence. Indeed, Cho Hye-jung knows Han Bo-reum in the first place because both actresses appeared in the drama "Go Back Couple". But whatever her former co-star may have thought of the Internet comment, others were not pleased by the prospect of Cho Hye-jung's return.
Cho Hye-jung has claimed that she has no intention of restarting her work- though she did renew her contract with Jellyfish Entertainment last year. While Cho Jae-hyun himself has made it clear he has no intention of returning for fear of causing further damage to his victims, even now his crimes cast a long shadow. Even something as mild as a generic Internet comment from his daughter, after all, has been enough to bring his name back into public consciousness.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com.
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