'Snowdrop': JTBC sues netizens for spreading false info, fans say 'tables have turned'

‘Snowdrop’s reception suffered as netizens claimed that the K-drama starring Blackpink’s Jisoo and Jung Hae-in was distorting history


                            'Snowdrop': JTBC sues netizens for spreading false info, fans say 'tables have turned'
Fans were upset that Jung Hae-in and Blackpink's Jisoo did not get to promote 'Snowdrop' due to the controversy (@jtbcdrama/Instagram)
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‘Snowdrop’ was one of the much-awaited K-dramas of 2022 as it starred melodrama favorite Jung Hae-in, as well as Blackpink’s Jisoo in her first lead role. Unfortunately, its reception suffered as many Knetizens claimed that the drama was distorting history. In the first two episodes of the drama, a majority of the viewers felt that ‘Snowdrop’ was being insensitive about South Korea’s democratic revolution, glorifying the NSA and North Korean spies in its plot.

‘Snowdrop’ faced multiple formal petitions and two lawsuits as netizens sued the drama to stop its broadcasting and demanded the production, JTBC be shut down. However, the Blue House (presidential office) and the court shared that they did not see any major problems and let the drama continue airing. JTBC also apologized twice, aired their next three episodes early and requested viewers to give the K-drama a chance.

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JTBC takes legal action against those who trolled ‘Snowdrop’

Unfortunately, the show continued to get criticized and had one of the lowest TV ratings among all JTBC K-dramas. The latest investigation concluded by the Korea Communications Standards Commission finally stated that ‘Snowdrop’ had not distorted history nor glorified the NSA. Having gotten the green light from media authorities, JTBC has now decided to take legal action and sue netizens that continued to spread false information and claimed that ‘Snowdrop’ was distorting history.

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On April 7, JTBC announced, “JTBC has moved forward with criminal lawsuits against netizens who habitually spread false rumors about 'Snowdrop' with malicious intent. Due to the spread of such rumors and accusations, the cast members of 'Snowdrop' suffered from severe malicious attacks online, and the production company and several sponsoring companies all faced damages. JTBC has concluded that such damages cannot be suffered each time a drama falls under controversy. Thus, the broadcasting station has chosen to act in order to remind viewers of the gravity of such actions.”

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‘The ‘Snowdrop’ karma already hitting them’

Fans were relieved as one tweeted, “Oh these nasty wenches thought they could keep dragging jisoo and snowdrop’s name in the mud without any repercussion LMFAOOOOOOO.” Another posted, “The Snowdrop karma already hitting them thank uh @jtbclove uh r best I'm so happy tht I can't even express, they really need to learn lesson tht don't ever defame innocents the hate whole cast, directors, production team and jtbc itself got is enormous.”

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One fan said, “I love how JTBC kept it cool for months, releasing statements here and there and continued airing the series. They really made them think they were free to slander the whole team and then boom! Sue everybody left and right with dates and exact records of the malicious comments.” Another commented, “Jtbc finally moving to sue those who slandered Snowdrop's production and casts. Yall should start hiding. This is payback.” One fan shared, “Sue them trolls till they are broke 🤌 nothing can justify the trauma the cast and crew underwent.” Another added, “Damn the tables have turned LOL.”

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