“The World Of The Married” Teenage Actor Jung Joon Won Caught In Underage Drinking And Smoking Controversy, Agency Issues An Official Apology


“The World Of The Married” Rising Actor Jung Joon Won has been the center of attention today due to his social media posts.

Jung Joon Won plays Cha Hae Gang on JTBC drama “The World Of The Married,” he’s was first getting attention for his acting chops but that attention quickly shifted towards his Facebook profile posts after they spread online.

An anonymous source revealed this through an online community on May 10; the photos are very problematic for the 16 year old actor. In one photo, he can be seen with his friends at the restaurant posing while surrounded by soju and beer bottles, in another photo he’s posing with friends outside as they smoke cigarette, in another photo he’s bargaining to sell an e-cigarette online.

The photos have been taken down but it already spread everywhere, soon Korean news outlets began to cover the story and criticism of the actor grew stronger.

Jung Joon Won was born in 2004, making him 16 in international age and 17 in Korean age; those photos imply underage drinking and smoking.

His agency ended up issuing a statement apologizing to fans, they stated,

“First, our job is to manage our actors, we’d like to sincerely apologize for any inadequacy on our part in managing our artist. Currently, we’re conducting an internal investigation into the situation and will make sure it doesn’t happen again.

We’re sorry for causing an incident of public criticism at a time when society is disordered due to COVID-19. We would like to apologize to the production staff of the drama “The World of the Married.””

They ended their statement promising to manage their artists better in the future.

Jung Joon Won isn’t a new face in kdramaland, he made his debut when he was only 8 years old, he’s been acting since 2011 and has even won awards for his acting.

The agency apology wasn’t well received; the actor has also set his instagram account to private following the incident.

What do you think of this?

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My Personal Thoughts

First things first, where are his parents? It’s dumb to put all the blame on him since he’s still a kid. He won awards for his acting and has been around for a while so I am really shocked that he had the audacity to post this, I mean sooner or later, this was bound to happen.

His parents should’ve been more attentive and his agency should’ve also kept tabs on his social media accounts, he proudly shows off his face in such scenarios when he’s a relatively known actor, I haven’t seen such a brazen behavior from a teenage Korean actor before.

Regardless, I don’t think this should destroy his career but again it’s not up to me, the sentiment towards him is pretty bad right now in South Korea. This should’ve been his big break. “The World Of The Married” is the biggest kdrama of 2020 so far and everyone involved in it was going to get a boost in their careers, but him.  


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