The 'Burning Sun' scandal has rocked the South Korean entertainment industry, destroying careers and tarnishing the worldwide image of the South Korean entertainment brand. So it's fortunate timing that so many major male stars are now returning from mandatory military service, apparently clean from scandal.
Lee Min-ho is one such major example. The star of "The Heirs" and "Legend of the Deep Blue Sea" has left a strong impression on his many fans. Foreign fans flocked to commemorate his return on April 25th, and are eagerly awaiting news of his next project.
Ji Chang-wook, meanwhile, has already made that decision, committing to "Melting Me Softly" as his next major project shortly after his official release on April 27th. Ji Chang-wook has also already committed to a fan meeting on May 19th, wasting no time in getting back to work.
The return of these big names is welcome to an industry that has been suffering due to the actions of Seungri, Choi Jong-hoon, and others. The Burning Sun scandal has been major news in international outlets, but as further revelations dwindle in scope and depravity, celebrities on return from military service have a strong chance to change the generally sour mood at present.
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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