Kyeon Mi-ri quits home shoppingActor Kyeon Mi-ri has stepped away from her scheduled appearances on a number of home shopping networks following the arrest of her husband after he was found guilty of being involved in stock manipulation.
“Kyeon has not been appearing on our home shopping programs since last weekend,” several home shopping officials told the press on Thursday.
“Although her [Kyeon Mi-ri cushion compacts] have been very popular on [our networks] and many of her colleagues are sad to see her go, she has decided to step down due to issues involving her husband’s stock manipulation case.”
Early in November, Kyeon’s husband was sentenced to four years in prison for making profits off of false information he had released about the financial soundness of his company and also for violating laws related to capital markets and financial investment.
On Dec. 4, an online petition was uploaded on the Blue House online petition board asking that Kyeon be banned from appearing on home shopping programs. Those who signed the petition were upset that she had continued to appear on television to sell her product without making an apology for her husband’s actions.
Kyeon is currently in discussions with officials from a number of home shopping network regarding future appearances.
By Yeo Ye-rim
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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