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  • Mary Kim


"Then stop watching Korean shows illegally."

Following a recent statement by Yoo Jae Suk in which he expressed his displeasure with the perceived biased judgment displayed by referees at the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese media has criticized the athlete.

According to the state-run Global Times, "Yoo Jae Suk is the best comedian and television star in Korea, and he has many fans in China, so he should refrain from making remarks that further aggravate the conflict between the two countries."

In response to the recent biased judgment at the Beijing Winter Olympics, Yoo Jae Suk expressed his displeasure with the situation. While appearing on the show 'Hangout with Yoo,' Yoo Jae Suk confessed that he was "extremely angry" at the time of the broadcast. Yoo Jae Suk responded by saying, "I couldn't control my rage on that particular day." I was enraged at the time. I got goose bumps when Hwang Dae Heon won a gold medal just a few days later."

According to the Global Times, "Yoo Jae Suk is a well-known entertainer in both Korea and China, and his remarks will be echoed by people who are unreasonable or lacking in judgment." Instead, he should take a logical approach and encourage constructive exchanges between China and South Korea."

"We can no longer continue down the same road because our perspectives and directions are different," said the leader of Yoo Jae Suk's Chinese fan club, YOo Jae Suk Yooiverse, in a statement posted to Weibo, a social media platform, earlier this month. Chinese netizens were quick to condemn Yoo Jae Suk for his remarks, while others asserted that the Olympic officials made fair and unbiased decisions. Yoo Jae Suk has since apologized for his remarks.

Hwang Dae Heon and Lee Joon Seo of Korea were disqualified for a foul during the men's 1,000m short track semifinal, despite the fact that they finished first and second in their group, prompting accusations of 'biased judgment' on the part of the referees.

South Korean netizens are now raising their voices in opposition to the criticism directed at Yoo Jae Suk, with one saying, "These Chinese fans are watching these shows illegally, so they're not even real fans." "Do not come into contact with Yoo Jae Suk." In the words of the author: "This is not China; don't try to control his speech; he's not a celebrity in your country." "Stop illegally watching Korean television shows," the message reads. It's clear that they are aware that the referees were biased, as evidenced by their outbursts of rage," and "They're not real fans, and we don't care that the Chinese fan club was closed."


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