Seo Ye-ji’s participation in the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards under discussion – Manila Bulletin


Seo Ye-ji in “ It’s okay not to be well ” (Instagram)

Controversial Korean actress Seo Ye-ji, 31, a star of “It’s okay not to be well,” won the 57th Tiktok Popularity Award at the Baeksang Arts Awards and her agency said her attendance at the ceremony was in discussion.

Seo Ye-ji was chosen by fans as No. 1 in the Tiktok Popularity Award Women’s category with 789,170 votes. Start-Up star Kim Seon-ho won the award in the men’s category with 1.3 million votes.

The 57th Baeksang Arts Awards will be held on May 13, and Goldmedalist, Seo Ye-ji’s agency, told Korean media that there is no final decision yet whether she will attend the event. Seo Ye-ji is also nominated for Best Actress for “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”.

Some Koreans were surprised that she won the popularity award amid the controversies she faces.

“I bet it’s all the overseas fans who watched ‘It’s okay not to be well” and voted for her not knowing that none of her scandals were going on, “one commented. in an article about his victory, according to Netizen Buzz.

Another posted: “I doubt it’s because she’s popular. The votes probably come half from strangers who have no idea what is going on and half from people trying to see if she will be absent at Baeksang as well.

Seo Ye-ji has been out of public view for last month after Korean entertainment news site Dispatch released a report on April 12 accusing him of manipulating and controlling actor and ex-boyfriend Kim. Jung-hyun while filming the drama “Time” in 2018.

The news article said that she told Kim Jung-hyun, who was her boyfriend at the time, not to film any “skinship”, or physical contact, and romance scenes with her partner. -star Seohyun, member of the K-pop group Girls’ Generation, and to change the script.

In one of their KakaoTalk message exchanges, Kim Jung-hyun told Seo Ye-ji, “I keep reading the script. I don’t do anything else.

“Correct it well so that there is no romance.” You are happy because of me. So make me happier, ”Seo Ye-ji told the actor. The report said that from episodes 5 through 12 of “Time” the script had 13 skinship scenes but none of them aired.

As a result, she did not attend the press conference and media presentation of her film “Recalled” which took place on April 13.

In addition, other charges have been brought against her, including mistreatment of staff, violence at school and lies about her educational background.

In a statement released by Goldmedalist regarding the Dispatch report, Seo Ye-ji admitted that she and Kim Jung-hyun had become lovers. Seo Ye-ji also refuted the allegations and blamed Kim Jung-hyun.

“After checking with Kim Jung-hyun, it was clearly confirmed that the drama-related controversy was not caused by Seo Ye-ji, and he expressed his intention to release his position on it,” said Goldmedalist.

Regarding the issue that Seo Ye-ji manipulated Kim Jung-hyun during the filming of ‘Time’, Goldmedalist said, “It is difficult to understand by common sense the controversial report that the main actor in the drama is acting. as it is said by someone without their free will. It is practically impossible for an actor to act and film without any will.

Regarding the KakaoTalk messages posted between Seo Ye-ji and Kim Jung-hyun, the agency said, “This was not shown in the posted conversation but there was a conversation that Kim Jung-hyun also asked. Seo Ye-ji, who was filming another drama, didn’t film kissing scenes, etc. In response, Seo Ye-ji told him, “So you don’t either” in conversations between lovers showing jealousy about the skin with others.

Goldmedalist described it as a simple “love affair”.

“It can be seen as a common love affair between actors who are industry lovers. However, all of the actors film normally, leaving aside the feud of their lovers. We believe Kim Jung-hyun must have had other unavoidable personal circumstances as well, ”he said.

With the controversies, Seo Ye-ji was faced with backlash from companies whose products she approved, including a health care supplement, face mask, cosmetics, and eyewear. Companies have either deleted her advertising photos or made the YouTube videos featuring her private.

Recently, Goldmedalist and CJ ENM announced that Seo Ye-ji has decided not to star in the drama “Island” and that the production team is in the process of replacing her.



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