Bae Seul-ki takes flak for tweeting about 'hatred' towards political group

26 November 2012 / 3 years 11 months ago

Source: Korea Joongang DailySinger and actress Bae Seul-ki drew severe criticism from the blogosphere after she tweeted her abhorrence of the jongbuk groups, those who blindly follow North Korea, after independent presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo’s withdrawal from the race Friday leaves the Democratic United Party’s Moon Jae-in as the only liberal candidate. “I suddenly lose desire to vote. This is why I hate the jongbuk groups,‘ she wrote in a tweet Saturday. She was responding to a tweet by actor Lim Ho about Ahn’s decision to quit.“The voting rate will drop,‘ Bae, 26, wrote in the same tweet. “I am expecting them to lead the politics of the Republic of Korea in a better way.‘ Some Internet users hit back, asking Bae what Ahn’s resignation had to do with the jongbuk groups. She apologized in another tweet, saying it was a slip of the tongue. But when the criticism showed no sign of letting up, she asked people to stop demonising her.

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