A line in the drama where recruiters tell IU (Lee Soon Shin) to “just go protect Dokdo or something” as the punch line of a joke is under controversy for not only trivializing the Dokdo issue as a joke but humiliating the achievements Lee Soon Shin made in his lifetime.
1. [+1,103, -48] Not only this but there’s also a line where they say “Then Lee Soon Shin is of course worth 10 cents, how would he ever be worth a dollar?” ;;;;;;; There are so many lines that just make you not want to watch this drama
2. [+1,085, -47] This pissed me off as well. Since when did Lee Soon Shin become someone to joke about?
3. [+1,038, -38] The scriptwriter has lost her brain
Yeah! When have revered historical figures ever been something to joke about?!
Then there’s this youth group, named DN, who wants to ban the drama altogether, which is just lol.
A representative from “DN” stated, “When you search the name ‘Lee Soon Shin,’ IU’s name comes up. On Naver, which is the most used search engine in Korea, the result of this search is disturbing.”
Lee Soon Shin, which coincides with the name of the character IU plays, was a heroic Korean naval commander who fought against the Japanese navy during the Imjin War. This youth group stated that they are deeply concerned with how much this drama would confuse Korean children’s knowledge in Korean history.
The representative from “DN” continued, “On a survey, it was found that over 50% of elementary students do not know what March 1st Movement is, and 70% do not know how to accurately draw the national flag. In addition, when they are asked who their role models are, in the past they used to name King Sejong and Lee Soon Shin, but now they say MC Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Yuna. We are afraid that by the end of this drama, children will now think Lee Soon Shin is IU.”
1. [+373, -17] I just thought about this and I got chills down my spine. IU’s already advanced into Japan and Hallyu’s the craze all over the world, this drama will 100% be exported. Then to other countries like China and Japan, when they think of the name Lee Soon Shin, it will not be our historical figure but an idol named IU.
“WE ARE FUCKING SHITTY AT PARENTING, RAISING, AND TEACHING CHILDREN!
THEREFORE YOU HAVE TO BAN THIS DRAMA!
THE CHILDREN! DOKDO! HISTORY!”
Give me a fucking break.
“WHAT IF AMERICAN CHILDREN THINK GEORGE WASHINGTON ACTUALLY HAD 30 PENISES?!”
Ridiculous to argue about, right? Exactly.
It’s amusing because Lee Soon Shin probably wouldn’t have whined on the Internet like a little bitch. He would have instead used his intelligence and devised a strategy to educate the youth about the person who was allegedly being overlooked in history.
Newsflash, you aren’t exactly doing his name any favors by citing his status and making him this symbol for a delusional, emotional Internet revolt — one that revolves around a DRAMA — that’s obviously being led by idiots.
Chances that Lee Soon Shin would kill these people if he were around? 100%.