′I Miss You′ Sparks Controversy Regarding Teenage Rape Scene
MBC′s I Miss You has sparked controversy over its depiction of teenage rape.
On the November 14 broadcast of MBC′s I Miss You, a 15-year-old boy and girl were kidnapped and dragged to an empty warehouse. There, Lee Soo Yeon (Kim So Hyun) was raped in front of her boyfriend, Han Jung Woo (Yeo Jin Gu).
No explicit scenes aired during the scene, as it mostly showed Han Jung Woo′s expressions as the tragedy happened in front of his very eyes, but many viewers have pointed out it was too much.
In the end, Han Jung Woo leaves Lee Soo Yeon behind and escapes the scene alone. This turned out to be the big incident that ripped the two lovers apart.
As soon as the episode aired, viewers took to the drama′s forums to comment, "Teenage rape in a drama is too much" and "I was watching with my family and I felt so uncomfortable," while some said, "The scene was needed for the story" and "Things like this really could happen in real life."
Kim So Hyun tweeted about the episode as soon as it aired, "Your hearts broke after you watched I Miss You today, right? I didn′t have to act it out explicitly, but I had to show the emotions so it was hard and painful. Still, I filmed it while hoping that such things won′t happen in real life."
Following the conclusion of the incident in the drama, JYJ′s Park Yoo Chun, Yun Eun Hye, Yoo Seung Ho and Jang Mi In Ae will soon replace the child actors as their adult counterparts.
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