Foreign media thinks Korean netizens were too harsh with backlash on Jennie’s scandal

Article: “Koreans are too harsh on their celebrities” international media take notice of Jennie’s indoor smoking apology

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Source: YTN via Naver

[+813, -16] It’s not because she’s a celebrity, we’d hold anyone in our society to those standards

[+361, -6] If you think calling someone out for blowing smoke in someone’s face is “too harsh,” then you must’ve been raised by animals

[+283, -2] Nope, any non-celebrity who behaved like she did would’ve been put under the same scrutiny

[+211, -36] Is it not normal to hold celebrities to higher standards of morals? If anything, I think international celebrities behave in a way cheaper manner than should be allowed

[+175, -1] Celebrity or not, smoking indoors should not be allowed

[+48, -2] Why do people keep missing the point? It’s not that she’s a smoker that’s the problem, it’s that she was doing it indoors at someone’s face. So in other countries, you’re allowed to just go blow smoke in people’s faces and they’ll all be like, “wow, thank you, that makes me so happy”? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

[+36, -0] There was nothing harsh about this… anyone would’ve gotten the same backlash, not just her for being a celebrity

[+25, -0] So sick of international media acting like they have a say in how another country’s culture operates, please worry about your own countries

[+20, -0] She was getting backlash for smoking in someone’s face, do they know that?

[+15, -0] Since when have basic morals become “too harsh”?

[+12, -0] “Too harsh”? You mean logical?

[+9, -0] We have a legal precedent in our country where someone blew smoke in someone’s face and it got counted as an act of violence

[+8, -0] Why should celebrities be expected to get away with something that even normal people aren’t allowed to do? Anyone would’ve slapped your face if you blew smoke in their face.

[+6, -0] Just because other countries are fine with it doesn’t mean that our country has to be fine with it. She’s a public figure in our country, and we’re allowed to hold her actions accountable. 

[+5, -0] Since when has asking celebrities to have some basic decency become too harsh?