Actor Ji Soo’s Bullying Scandal and Removal from ‘River Where the Moon Rises’

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Actor Kim Ji-soo: What’s with Bullying Controversies?

Have you ever watched actor Kim Ji-soo’s acting appearances on his dramas? If you have, then you might have been bewitched by his performances. Unfortunately, we aren’t going to talk about his acting but a controversy that involves him instead.

He has been accused of school bullying in the past and even sexual violence. Through this article, Channel Korea will give you some details about actor Kim Ji-soo’s bullying scandal, so keep on reading!

Actor Kim Ji-soo’s Bullying and Sexual Harassment Accusations

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Living life as a famous K-pop star means that every detail of their life will be consumed by the public even if it’s the star’s dark side. This has occurred with actor Kim Ji-soo. There is a school bullying accusation that involved him in the past, and the victim revealed it through an online post.

The accusation didn’t stop there since the actor has also been accused of sexual violence. Actor Kim Ji-soo is accused of being a womanizer due to his inappropriate actions during his school era. The sudden news that involved actor Jisoo infuriated and disappointed his fans at the same time. Here are some details that you have to know regarding his controversy.

The Full Story from Actor Kim Ji-soo’s Bullying Victims

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On March 2, 2021, an online post was reportedly written by actor Jisoo’s school friend from 2006-2008 and has been spread over the Internet. The writer that later became referred to as ‘A’ explained through the post that they went to the same middle school from 2006 until 2008.

A revealed that during that time, Jisoo had a bigger physical appearance than other students. Jisoo was also involved in a group of delinquents who did a lot of bad things such as beating people if something unpleasant for them occurred. Many people in the school got bullied by Jisoo as well.

A wrote, “I was bullied by Kim Ji-soo and the delinquents in 2008. The word bullying isn’t enough to describe everything. I was a victim of all kinds of school violence like being an outcast, violence, blackmailing, insults, and abusive language.”

The Apology from Kim Ji-soo and His Agency’s Response

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Many victims of Jisoo’s bullying actions in the past have confessed which led to the actor expressing an apology. Through his Instagram account @actor_jisoo, a handwritten letter expressing Jisoo’s deep regret about his past misconduct was posted.

The actor also felt guilty for the people involved in the drama project River Where the Moon Rises and hopes that the drama won’t be further impacted due to his actions.

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Meanwhile, Kim Ji-soo’s agency Key East Entertainment released an official statement regarding the controversy. “We are looking at this incident seriously and will do our utmost to verify the facts. The agency and our actor will do our best to resolve this matter. We apologize for causing concern to many people.”

The agency also said that they would receive any reports through email and collect all the information without covering anything up. They would even like to hear directly from the creators of the online post.

Kim Ji-soo’s Removal from the Drama River Where the Moon Rises

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Previously, Jisoo played the role of On Dal on KBS’ River Where the Moon Rises. Due to the scandal, Kim Ji-soo was expelled from the drama. The fact that the drama had already aired 6 episodes with Jisoo taking part didn’t influence the decision.

A representative from KBS gave an official statement stating that Jisoo stepped down from the drama, and they would discuss the other details. Meanwhile, Jisoo’s role is replaced by actor Na In-woo. The production team also decided to re-film all 6 episodes that included Jisoo.

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River Where the Moon Rises is a historical drama filled with romance. The drama is an adaptation of a novel entitled Princess Pyeonggang by Choi Sagyu which was released in 2010. Well, even though Jisoo was replaced, we hope for good things for the drama!

About Kim Ji-soo’s Military Enlistment

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Kim Ji-soo has apologized and expressed his guilt towards everyone who has been hurt by his actions in the past. He has taken it seriously and has enlisted himself in the military. It was reported that Jisoo will be working as a social worker in October 2021.

To explain more, during his military service, Jisoo will be taking up duties as a social worker. This includes basic training for four weeks. Meanwhile, people had various reactions to the military enlistment news.

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Some people believe that is an ‘escape’ for him instead of a time to reflect on his past actions. They also think that Jisoo’s military service won’t erase the inappropriate things from his middle school era.

That is everything you have to know regarding actor Jisoo’s bullying scandal! The accusations of bullying, sexual violence, and even ostracizing people were terrible. Jisoo has apologized and will reflect on his actions. We hope that no more bullying controversies will involve any other artists!

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