Suzy received backlash for showing support to an upcoming movie based on a novel that’s considered the representative of feminists in South Korea.
Suzy recently signed a contract with Gong Yoo and Jung Yu Mi’s label. On October 22, Suzy posted a picture of the poster of the new movie which premiered today.
“A story of all of us # Kim Ji Young, Born in ’82”
She’s showing support for both her labelmates’ upcoming movie, however, some netizens weren’t happy with her showing support for the movie.
The movie is based on a novel of the same title ‘Kim Ji Young, Born in ’82,’ it’s about an ordinary wife in her 30s named Kim Ji Young, she suffers from depression and faces sexism in her society. The novel was a huge success and sold over 1 million copies. However, the book itself faced backlash for becoming the representative of feminists in South Korea, which is still a sensitive issue and has revolved around many controversial topics in the past.
Despite being criticized, fans stood by her side and defended her from the negative comments she received for showing supports, some said that it’s not only natural that she supports her labelmates, but others also said that she has all the right to post whatever she wants to her Instagram account.
Previously, Red Velvet Irene and Seo Ji Hye were criticized for reading the novel. Irene was heavily attacked for stating that she read it while on vacation, this even led to some male fans burning her merchandise.
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