“Backstreet Rookie” has aired its first episode last night and it has already gotten a lot of backlash.
During the first 20 minutes of the first episode of “Backstreet Rookie,” the main leads share a kiss scene, however, netizens found it very problematic to say the least.
The female character Saet Byeol (played by Kim Yoo Jung) plays a senior high school student during the first half of the first episode, in one scene, she falls instantly for Dae Hyun (played by Ji Chang Wook) and after a couple of minutes of meeting him, gives him a kiss. Instead of pushing her away, Dae Hyun acts with complete shock but does nothing about it.
Netizens found it very problematic that a high school student was kissing someone 12 years older than her in this drama and to make matters worse, Saet Byeol asks for Dae Hyun’s number which he immediately gives.
Here are netizens comments on the kiss scene:
A high schooler kissing an adult, you must be crazy
What time are we living in right now?
Why on earth would you want to make a scene of a minor and an adult like this?
Are you in your right mind? for letting a third-rate comic that attracts and is enjoyed by only adults to be aired?
Why is a high schooler wearing a uniform kissing an adult?
Isn’t this too unrealistic? Is this fantasy?
What did you think of the kiss scene?