Park Hye Soo Returns to Filming ‘You and I’ amid Bullying Issue + Netizens Criticize Star’s Comeback

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Park Hye Soo returns to the big screen after receiving a wave of backlash due to the bullying issue.

In a recent report cited by Osen, the "Age of Youth" star's agency Studio Santa Claus confirmed that the 26-year old actress has begun filming the movie "You and I."

The low-budget movie was helmed by actor and film director Jo Hyun Chul, who is famous for his role in the smash hit K-drama "Hotel Del Luna" and 2019 SBS drama "The Lies Within."

Park Hye Soo and the "Memories of the Alhambra" star first worked together in their 2020 comedy-drama "Samjin Company English Class," where the actress plays the lead character Shim Bo Ram, and Jo Hyun Chul portrays Choe Dong Soo.

Netizens Blasted Park Hye Soo's Comeback amid Bullying Issue

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Following the confirmation regarding her comeback, Netizens aired their dismay over social media and slammed the 26-year old actress.

Twitter users called Park Hye Soo "shameless" and have "no conscience" for choosing to appear in a movie despite her ongoing controversy.

On the other hand, an individual referred to the actress' upcoming drama and said that the show should refilm "Dear.M" instead of Park Hye Soo starring as a lead character.

What Started Park Hye Soo's Controversy

Amid the news and update regarding the upcoming drama "Dear.M," lead actress Park Hye Soo faced accusations regarding school bullying.

It came after an online user exposed the "Introverted Boss" star and claimed that the user, referred to as "C," was a victim of harassment by a "popular actress who has a pure image."

A few days later, the online user named the actress and said that it was Park Hye Soo.

Her agency immediately addressed the allegations and denied that their talent was not involved in school violence.

In addition, the agency shared that they have conducted a thorough investigation regarding the "authenticity of the content of the alleged victim's post."

"As a result, we have confirmed that the posts are false information aimed to malicious slander Park Hye Soo by exploiting the social atmosphere of school violence," Studio Santa Claus statement reads.

Park Hye Soo Bullying Scandal Leads to Delay of Korean Drama "Dear. M"

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Despite her agency's statement, KBS 2TV released a statement saying that the forthcoming drama had been delayed following the controversy "surrounding one of the "Dear.M" cast members."

Moreover, the broadcasting network added that this move is to "ensure a high-quality release.

"Dear.M" was initially scheduled for February 26 with 12 episodes but was postponed due to Park Hye Soo's bullying scandal.

Park Hye Soo Spoke About the Bullying Issue

With the effect of the controversy, the "Age of Youth" star addressed the issue and said that she's the one who experienced bullying.

In a lengthy note posted on Park Hye Soo's Instagram, she began by denying the claims and recalled that she was victimized by "malicious and false rumors."

At the time, she was rumored to went to the United States not to study but to have an abortion. This would cause her to "wake up to texts with severe curse words and sexual harassment."

In the end, the actress apologized to KBS and the cast and staff of "Dear.M" for causing trouble.

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Written by Geca Wills

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