TV not ready for Park Si-hoo
The actor, who was accused of sexual assault last year, was planning to take a role in the soon-to-begin KBS drama “Golden Cross.” However, public outrage led the broadcaster to cancel the actor’s appearance.
Amid the controversy, the Corea Entertainment Management Association (sic) stated that “Park still needs more time.”
“As Korean entertainment has emerged as a global force over the years, many entertainers need to be more responsible because their behavior can be hugely influential on society,” said the association through a statement.
Park Si-hoo was accused of rape last year by a 22-year-old woman.
However, she later dropped the accusation.
KBS announced that “Golden Cross” will change the cast, adding actors Kim Kang-woo and Um Ki-joon.
By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer