Yoo Jae Suk has recently been targeted with malicious comments due to President-elect Yoon Seok Yeol‘s appearance on You Quiz On The Block. In response, he will be taking legal action for the first time in his career.
Yoo Jae Suk’s label, Antenna, stated on April 25, “We will be taking legal action against malicious commenters who spread libel, rumors, and unfounded attacks on our artists.”
The label continued,
Due to the continued attacks and spread of misinformation, our artists and our fans are being harmed as well. Due to this, we will be monitoring the situation internally and collecting evidence. Commenters who curse or maliciously attack our artists will be dealt with through the law.
The label finished by stating, “The reports and information sent to us by fans are a big help. Please continue to notify us if you see any abuse. Lastly, we will continue to protect our artists. Please continue your warm support of Antenna artists.”
The beloved comedian has become the target of criticism due to President-elect Yoon Seok Yeol’s appearance on the variety show, You Quiz On The Block.
Yoon Seok Yeol’s episode was steeped in controversy even before its airing and has divided netizens along party lines after being broadcast on April 20. Yoo Jae Suk has unwittingly been caught in its crossfire.
Conservative viewers complained about the broadcast, writing, “They gave the President-elect too little airtime,” “Why did they edit his episode so casually,” and “Why weren’t you guys more accomodating?”
Meanwhile, liberal viewers complained, “Yoo Jae Suk found out they would be interviewing the President-elect on the day of the shoot and was not given the choice to refuse. The staff of the show needs to apologize to Yoo Jae Suk,” “They ruined a good program by showing political favoritism,” and “It is so disappointing.”
The episode has created a firestorm surrounding the show and its staff as it has been reported alleging that Yoo Jae Suk, who has never been publicly political, found out about the interview the day of the shoot. Also, it has been reported that managers and staff were not allowed on set, fueling allegations that the production staff knew Yoo Jae Suk would not be comfortable with Yoon Seok Yeol’s appearance.
As the controversy continues to circulate, Antenna has stepped up to protect Yoo Jae Suk against the wide range of unfounded rumors and attacks on his character.