‘Descendants of the Sun’ News: Joong-ki Song & Hye-Kyo Song Controversial in China, Scenes Altered

‘Descendants of the Sun’ News: Joong-ki Song & Hye-Kyo Song Controversial in China, Scenes Altered
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“Descendants of the Sun” is creating buzz in China as the government official said that Korean drama, which is led by actors Song Joong-Ki and Song Hye-Kyo, can be dangerous.


According to China’s Ministry of Public Security, he is warning the public of China who are watching Descendants of the Sun in its official Weibo site.

“An enormous fandom of Korean drama Descendants of the Sun starring Song Joong-ki has emerged as it began to air in Korea and China,” the statement said. “It is easy to see that many have fallen in love with the male lead Song, it said, warning that watching Korean dramas could be dangerous, and even lead to legal troubles.”

In the Weibo website, the public viewers in China was also warned of the effects of watching Korean dramas that depict divorce and other marital problems.

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According to The Jakarta Post, the Ministry has noted that a couple divorced and a man opted to go for a plastic surgery to get his wife back from another man because of Korean dramas. The Ministry said that these and more may lead to the harmful effects of Korean dramas like the “Descendants of the Sun.”

Moreover, Korea Times said that China also wanted some scenes from “Descendants of the Sun” to be altered after its scenes included a military confrontation between South and North Korea.

This is part of China’s strict rules on broadcasting foreign dramas under its view process.

“Some scenes, including a military confrontation between the South and North Korean soldiers, were changed by censorship,” a rep from Music & New said.

In China alone, “Descendants of the Sun” has recorded about 440 million times by its viewers.

“Descendants of the Sun” originally aired in Korea with a 14.4 percent viewership after hitting its first episode last February 24.

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