BY Adrienne Stanley | Aug 12, 2015 10:25 AM EDT
A Korean journalist criticized ZE:A's Park Hyung Sik for his behavior during a recent interview. An article published on August 11 by the domestic outlet, Kukmin Ilbo, questions, "Has Park Hyung Sik caught the celebrity disease?"
According to the article, the 24-year-old idol actor was called out by an entertainment writer for his alleged lackluster enthusiasm and half-hearted participation in the session. The reporter noted the brief nature of the interview, which lasted around 15 minutes, with a short question and answer format.
"In the interview, Park Hyung Sik had a resting appearance that was not consistent," said the reporter. "The interview ended ahead of other media due to his insincere attitude, the interview lasted 15 minutes."
The unnamed media representative when on to discuss his dissatisfaction with the progress of the interview and the content, which centered primarily on "High Society."
It should be noted that the interview process for K-pop idols and actors is conducted differently during domestic interviews with Korean outlets, as opposed to sessions provided to foreign media.
Park is the latest star to emerge from the variety show "Real Men," to face criticism from the media. He recently completed several interview junkets, following the popularity of the SBS romantic drama, "High Society."
His portrayal of Yoo Chang Soo in the series garnered positive attention from critics and viewers. This role followed his notable turn as Cha Dal Bong in the KBS2 weekend series, "What's With This Family." Park previously attracted international attention with his supporting role as Jo Myung Soo in the Hallyu hit, "The Heirs."
Meanwhile, the nine-member group ZE:A recently released a Japanese-language album through ZE:A J. ZE:A J consists of Heechul, Dongjun, Kevin, Taehun, and Minwoo. While the group continues to create new music, members like Park Hyung Sik, Im Siwan, Kim Dongjun and Hwang Kwanghee have gained better notoriety through their acting and variety show performances.
About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor for KDramaStars. She is also a contributing writer for KpopStarz, MTV Iggy, Viki and CJ Entertainment's KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing, she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).
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