The Glory director Ahn Gil-ho admits his history of bullying and offers a personal apology, but his ex-girlfriend responds
On March 10, the day of the release of The Glory Part 2, the 1996 Kdrama director was charged with school violence while a student at an international school in the Philippines.
According to an anonymous post, Ahn was dating a student at his school. When the netizen and his friends “annoyed” the girl for dating Ahn, he called her out and physically injured her.
In response to the initial allegations, production company Studio Dragon said they were investigating the situation, while Ahn Gil Ho denied the allegations, saying he had no memory of hitting anyone.
Ahn Gil Ho admits to being violent at school
However, on March 12, Ahn Gil Ho’s attorney Kim Mun Hui of JIPYONG Law Firm released the following statement:
“I am Attorney Kim Mun Hui of JIPYONG Law Firm, representing Director Ahn Gil Ho. Please understand that there has been a slight delay between the initial report and the release of our position.
Director Ahn Gil Ho had a girlfriend he dated back when he was studying abroad in the Philippines in 1996, and when he heard that his girlfriend was being teased about him at school, he got emotional for a moment and gave another person a memorable one injury to.
[Le réalisateur Ahn Gil Ho] heartily asks for forgiveness from those who have been hurt by this incident. If he had the chance, he would like to meet her in person, or at least contact her by phone to apologize.
[Le réalisateur Ahn Gil Ho] apologizes for the controversy over an unfortunate incident. »
After seeing Ahn’s explanation, his former girlfriend got in touch.
His then-girlfriend, identified as “B,” told Yonhap News Agency that the attack took place. She clarified that her friends have never teased her to the point of warranting physical abuse.
“Contrary to what people think, my friends didn’t push me to the extreme. It was more like the usual banter and bickering between friends… If I had known my friends would be mugged like that, I wouldn’t have told him at all. »
She also revealed that her friends used to tease the director by calling him “Angilo,” which means “not long” in Korean. While it may seem like a sexual innuendo, according to “B,” neither of them were old enough to understand the sexual jokes.
The term was actually used to poke fun at their short legs as discussions of short versus long legs were a hot topic at the time.
Furthermore, another witness to the incident revealed to Yonhap newspaper:
“People were seriously injured after this incident. It was an incident that was widely mentioned throughout the school at the time, and I don’t think there’s any way Ahn wouldn’t remember it. »
reaction of internet users
When netizens saw this news, they expressed shock at the irony (that he made a K-drama about school violence). In addition to their earlier reactions, which were based on guesswork, netizens wrote:
- “I can’t believe he lived his life without even remembering the act he committed as an attacker”
- “I’m so sorry I believed in this kdrama”
- “As a former victim, I enjoyed this K-drama. Now I’m so disappointed. »
- “Life is worse than fiction. »
- “Didn’t you say it was just a rumor?” I can not believe it “
- “The reality is worse. It really makes me sad. »
- “I can’t watch this drama anymore”
- “It’s so scary”
- ” I’m speechless “
- “An actress accused of tax evasion and a director accused of intimidation…lol”
- “I’m the real winner because I never saw this kdrama lol”
What do you think ?