People Power Party Candidate Jang Ye Chan’s Web Novel Sexually Targeted IU? Former President Lee Jun Seok apologized on his behalf
The web novel, written by candidate Jang Ye Chan, sparked controversy over the mention of IU’s real name.
Netizens and fans are furious with Jang Ye Chan, the candidate for the People Power Party’s Youth Leaders Council, who is suspected of having written a web novel about singer IU (Lee Ji Eun) in the past.
On February 27, former spokesman Kwak Seung Yong posted on his Facebook page and claimed “I have received a lot of information about the candidate Jang Ye Chan and have already checked the content. The ‘Gangnam Hwata’ edition is scheduled to begin in the third installment of Volume 2. According to my confirmation, Kim Hye Soo’s real names or similar names, IU, f(x) Krystal, Jo Yeo Jung, etc. Appearance and content related to Kim Hye Soo are seriously problematic. cause a stir.
In fact, in 2015-2016, contestant Jang published a novel called Gangnam Hwata under that author’s name, Myojae. This novel introduces the real names of celebrities and characters that commemorate them.
Singer IU, famous for the song “Good Day” and its triple high notes, was named Lee Ji Eun (her real name), and actress Kim Hye Soo, known as “Blue Dragon’s Lady”, also appears in the novel. like Kim Hae Soo. However, the content of the novel makes them sexual targets.
In this regard, former People Power Party leader Lee Joon Seok posted on his Facebook page “I apologize to the IU fans on behalf of Jang Ye Chan. Please don’t hate the People Power Party.” add to “I don’t understand how people over the age of 12 can read a novel like this. I’m excited about the web novel rating system.”
However, candidate Jang replied: “This is a malicious attack that violates freedom of expression and hinders creative freedom,” add to “The content didn’t hurt any real celebrities.”
Theqoo netizens who read Gangnam Hwata were critical and said “There was even a part that mentioned the lyrics to IU’s hit ‘Good Day’ and its triple high notes. Isn’t it obvious that you chose IU as a model for your novel? ‘, ‘I think IU can sue him’, ‘Writing a novel using celebrities’ real names is freedom of speech? Isn’t that like a sex crime? “, “IU was still a minor when she sang “Good Day”. What did you think of IU when you wrote a novel like this?” etc.
The IU party has yet to respond to this controversy.