JTBC’s Hit Drama “Doctor Cha” has addressed the criticism it faced from viewers for its portrayal of Crohn’s disease, which is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
The drama is reported to have misrepresented the disease by portraying it as a “bad disease,” and there are concerns that this could lead to misunderstandings about the condition among the public.
The issue arose after a scene in the drama depicted a character with Crohn’s disease contemplating suicide due to the difficulties he was facing. Moreover, there was a character who said insensitive things about the disease, such as “how can you hide this bad disease and get married?” These scenes have sparked controversy and complaints have been filed with the Korea Communications Standards Commission [KCSC]. Over 40 complaints were filed.
On May 10, JTBC issued the following statement!
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