Court Rules That JTBC’s “Snowdrop” Can Continue To Air Despite Injunction By A Civic Group

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The injunction filed by a civic group against JTBC’s “Snowdrop” has been denied!

Earlier this month, JTBC’s “Snowdrop” came under fire as soon as it aired. “Snowdrop” has been under massive controversy for alleged historical distortion following its premiere on December 18, many advertisers have pulled their ads from the drama including one of the three biggest sponsors of the drama. A netizen has also launched a petition demanding the drama to be canceled, it has surpassed 300K signatures in two days.

While JTBC released a statement continuously denying they distorted history and standing by their decision to broadcast the drama.

Amid the controversy, a civic group called Declaration of Global Citizens in Korea filed for an injunction against JTBC on December 22 to stop airing the drama.

However, the Seoul Western District Court dismissed the Declaration of Global Citizens in Korea’s request for an injunction on December 29. The court explained their decision writing, ‘even if Snowdrop is based on a distortion of history, the probability that the public will blindly accept [those distortions as fact] is low.’

The court also stated that no law exists that protects pro-democracy movement from historical distortion. JTBC continues to argue that the allegations of historical distortion are only a misunderstanding, however, despite airing 3 episodes last week, the drama came even more under fire for various reasons and JTBC failed to convince netizens why it was all a misunderstanding as per statements.

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