Korean Child Actress Koo Sa Rang and her parents are under fire for their most recent video.
On January 16, Koo Sa Rang posted a video opening a box of gifts sent by BTS Jimin whom she met at the 2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon Music Festival. BTS Jimin sent her gifts for her birthday on December 31st.
jimin gifted sarang (the adorable girl that performed ‘santa claus is coming to town with minimoni) with a whole BT21 set jimin has the kindest and most tender hearted soul pic.twitter.com/DaTgfPfd0V
— ⁷ (@stussyjimin) January 16, 2020
Koo Sa Rang’s actions while unboxing became the subject of attention (mind you this has nothing to do with Jimin). During the video, the cat shows interest in the box and tries to get inside it, Koo Sa Rang pushed, threw and hit the cat multiple times, netizens were furious with the way she treated her cat and with how her parents were okay seeing their child treat the cat like that. What’s even more shocking was that the video was posted and Koo Sa Rang’s parents carried on filming despite what she had done to the cat, it’s currently the top trending news in South Korea.
Due to immense backlash, Koo Sa Rang’s mother removed the video from all their social media platforms and posted an apology to twitter, she said,
“Hello, this is Koo Sa Rang’s mother.
First I am extremely sorry. I wasn’t able to reply to everyone, so I am writing this post. Koo Sa Rang is reflecting on her words and behaviors. We will do our best to be careful from now on. Sa Rang has apologized to the cat and promised to be more careful from now and treat the cat with love.
As parents, we should’ve taught her better, we’re reflecting ourselves for not having done so. Once again, I apologize for causing concern to many people.”
In another apology, the mother apologized again saying that Koo Sa Rang was hyperactive because she was happy and showed actions, unlike her real self. She says her daughter is crying a lot and reflecting on her actions.
안녕하세요 사랑이 보호자입니다.너무 죄송합니다 저희가 부족해서 이런 상황이 발생한것 같습니다.영상 촬영당시 사랑이가 조금 기뻐서 기분이 업된 상태였는데 평소완 다르게 그런 표현이랑 잘못된 행동을 보인점 너무 죄송하게 생각합니다.사랑이도 많이 울면서 반성하고 있습니다.죄송합니다
— 박윤경 (@n9SbdAgLq46vuml) January 18, 2020
Reactions to this have been mixed, some think the parents should better teach their kid how to be around pets, while others think this is being blown out of proportion.
What do you think of this controversy?