On October 1st Jung Yoo-mi announced through her agency, Ace Factory, that she was canceling her current contract as an advertising model for DHCKorea and returning all outstanding money she had already been paid earlier in the contract period.
The decision stems from a segment that aired on DHC Television on August 10th, which expressed critical opinions regarding Statues of Peace and how they are used to influence international opinion on the comfort women issue.
DHC is a Japanese company and the segment was broadcasted in Japanese for a Japanese audience. Since that time DHC products in South Korea have faced antipathy exceeding other Japanese companies that have been affected by the boycott, and Jung Yoo-mi in particular has been a target as a celebrity who has chosen to associate with them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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