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SBS refuses to budge over drama title controversy

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Choi Ji-woo

Broadcaster SBS said yesterday it will keep the current title set for an upcoming drama starring actress Choi Ji-woo of “Winter Sonata,” according to local media reports.

The name of the drama, “The Suspicious Housekeeper,” became a controversial topic after local rights groups representing people who work as homemakers complained that they are conveyed negatively in the title.

The broadcaster said that it is unable to change the title but will refrain from using the word “housekeeper” in the script.

One of the officials at the production team said it even included a scene that explains more about what to call people who clean and cook at the homes of others, and what the appropriate title is for them.

“We will try our best not to hurt anyone’s feeling,” the official added.

By Lee Sun-min [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]
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