Jang Mi-in-nae continues to face heat from Internet commenters disgusted with her recent political statements on Instagram on March 30th. In the comment Jang Mi-in-nae expressed disgust at the the ruling government's plan to give a thousand dollar stipend to families of four during the COVID-19 crisis, demanding to know where the money would come from.
While Jang Mi-in-nae faced strong criticism from many persons due to these statements, the most prevailing one has been from a YouTube response video posted on April 2nd on the channel 이00 by a person identifying themselves as a supporter of the ruling government. In the video this person disparagingly calls Jang Mi-in-nae a drug addict in reference to her Propofol conviction from 2013.
The critique, though harsh, was much approved by commenters who were disgusted by the greedy, self-righteous tone of Jang Mi-in-nae's comments, which appeared to place more value on her own personal fortune than human lives. Jang Mi-in-nae herself even contacted the YouTuber in question though the attempt at peacemaking had ambiguous results.
Much of the unexpected outrage against Jang Mi-in-nae appears to be from her misjudging the politics of her followers. Jang Mi-in-nae had previously expressed support of boilerplate left-wing issues like Sewol remembrance on her social media accounts. With an election to take place in only a couple of weeks, many of her followers were shocked to see Jang Mi-in-nae repeating right-wing talking points against the ruling government, which has had a internationally praised response to COVID-19.
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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