[09/08] Playful Kiss deemed inappropriate

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In the previous episode of “Playful Kiss,” Seung Jo (played by SS501 Kim Hyun Joong) and Hani (Jung So Min) drank alcohol, causing Hani to become drunk. This part of the drama is buying criticism from some viewers due to the inappropriateness of showing underage drinking in a good light.

While many viewers found the drunk Hani cute, some expressed their concern, saying, “Did the producers really think that a female high school student’s drunk behavior would not be a problem?” and “I understand what the producers were trying to portray, but I’m worried that my daughter might act like this also.”

Another issue was brought up over the scene in which Seung Jo carries the drunk Hani back to her house and points out her small breasts. He says to her, “How are you going to raise kids when your breasts are like this?” Some viewers saw this as a form of sexual harassment and were further bewildered by the fact that Hani was not even angered by this – instead, she tried to make her breasts look bigger by stuffing her bra with socks.

A viewer responded, “I can only laugh. The predictable plot and corny lines, and now sexual harassment to top it off. I have nothing to say.” One viewer even went as far as to say, “This may become the worst drama ever.”

I’ve never watched this drama, so I can’t judge. Does this drama deserve all this criticism? Or are viewers being too conservative?

1 comment:

  1. I love the drama-even though I cant understand what they are saying since all sights with english subs for it have been blocked in Korea. This makes me very angry. The show itself is corny but cute and very funny! The part of her being drunk-they fail to mention that it is in the presence of her father and BSJ's parents and it is with their permission that it is given to her by BSJs parents. This is quite common in Korea. On special occasions the middle school students and high school students will drink with the family at the dinner table-usually it is only the boys drinking with the men. The controversy is probably just because Oh Hani is a girl drinking. Here it is deemed inaprpriate for a woman to be seen drinking and especially smoking until after her grandchildren are grown As for the stuffing the bra part-what teenage boy doesnt tease a girl about her boobs!What teenage girl doewsnt stuff their bra (unless they are like me and a DD by jr. high!) People need to get a life! Its called being normal teenagers!