BY Staff Reporter | Jul 11, 2014 02:22 PM EDT
Actor Kim Soo Hyun, a couple of days after he requested to cancel the mineral water commercial in China upon the unforeseen controversy, decided to carry on the original plan. Two weeks ago, actor Kim Soo Hyun's agency said on June 25, 2014, "After discussing with the partners, we concluded to take responsibility for the promises we made for each other." Previously, actress Jun Ji Hyun and actor Kim Soo Hyun were selected to model the Chinese Hung Dao Group's mineral water. The issue started when actress Jun Ji Hyun and actor Kim Soo Hyun signed the contract to film a mineral water commercial in China, which marked the origin of water as Changbai Mountain instead of Baekdu Mountain. The Chinese government marks the mountain as Changbai Mountain, and the name Baekdu Mountain is officially prohibited for use. The Korean government sees Baekdu Mountain as part of its property and argues for Baekdu Mountain as the correct name. When the controversy did not subside, Kim Soo Hyun's agency requested to the Hung Dao group in China to cancel the contract and airing of the commercial. Kim Soo Hyun's agency said on June 25, 2014, "We apologize to everyone who got worried because of this issue. We will be more considerate than ever from now on in supporting Kim Soo Hyun and his activities." In related news, actress Jun Ji Hyun and actor Kim Soo Hyun had been some of the top models for many Chinese marketing and advertisement agencies after the success of the SBS drama "You Who Came From The Stars."
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