From time to time there are news reports about those artists who for one reason or another have become persona non grata in the Korean entertainment world.
This video from Yonhap News TV is entitled:
물의 연예인들의 복귀…불편함은 시청자 몫? (탁재훈, 장동민, 이수근, 노홍철, 길, 김용만, 최민수, 박시후(Park si hoo, パク・シフ))
TRANSLATION: Return of the artists in trouble … Do viewers share the discomfort? (Tak Jae Hoon, Jang Dong Min, Lee Soo Geun, Noh Hong Chul, Gim Yong Man, Choi Min Soo, Park Si Hoo)
We don’t know who the others are, and we don’t care either, BUT look at the way they write PSH’s name: first the Korean, followed by English and Japanese within parenthesis (as if they’re afraid people might miss it.) Goddamnit! This is the last Korean news report we’re posting, but we have to condemn the K-media again for their unfairness and bias.
News anchor reports that several entertainers who were involved in illegal gambling and drunk driving, among other things, have returned.
Is their re-emergence causing discomfort and inconvenience?
Some of these are making a lot of noise in returning, such as holding a press conference. Others have resumed broadcasting activities without observing the minimum period of self-restraint.
Then there are those who adopt the “silent return” which draws less criticism. [ED: We take it PSH belongs to this category.]
A popular culture critic said, “Because of the competition in ratings between many well-known broadcasters, there arises a great demand for more artists, especially for new faces and professional artists.” [ED: meaning established actors]
Park Si Hoo’s infringement is mercifully only mentioned briefly (at 1:38 in video). The guy on the left who appeared with him took the brunt of the blame for sexual misdemeanor.
Most of these entertainers have paid the penalty and engaged in self-restraint, but we have to be wary of the impact of their return because they have great influence on the public.
[ED: Whatever, PSH has returned successfully to Korean drama, and that’s the best thing that has happened to the Korean entertainment world for a long time. If they don’t cherish this great actor, then the K-ent world is really in trouble.]
YOUTUBE (PSH appears at 1:38)
(Credits: 연합뉴스TV Entertainment@youtube.com. Thanks! English interpretation by H.A.T.)