The scandal that nearly brought down popular actor Kim Seon-ho is now being used to propel him back into public favour.
Because of Kim Seon-ho’s past girlfriend, the entire scenario has been scrutinised by fans. Korean news agency Dispatch has taken the actor’s now public love life hostage; and it appears that the agency has taken it upon itself to save his tarnished reputation by exposing intimate details from the relationship in the form of Kakao Talk screenshots.
On November 1, Dispatch published more discussions between the couple from July 2020; in which they discussed Kim Seon-ho’s girlfriend having an abortion. According to Dispatch, all of the actor’s ‘good’ texts were ‘negatively’ analysed by his then-girlfriend. Despite the actor’s attempts to remain by her after her abortion; she sent their chats as proof to her acquaintances and badmouthed him.
Kim Seon-ho and his agency Salt Entertainment apologised to the public for causing concern among fans; after he was shown as the bad guy while his then-girlfriend victimised herself. Kim Seon-ho was dropped from multiple advertisement campaigns; and the post-production and release events for his famous tvN drama ‘Hometown Cha Cha Cha’ were halted.
While the majority of businesses and labels dropped the actor; a few remained loyal to him and supported him during this difficult time. As Dispatch disclosed the specifics of the relationship; including how Seon-ho’s ex-girlfriend was discovered cheating on multiple occasions by the actor; which was the real reason for their break-up; the general public and media have begun to rally around the actor.
After Deliberation, The Production Team Started Filming With Kim
Kim Seon-ho is getting back on track now that his public image is beginning to be repaired, thanks to Dispatch. Following the disclosure and his apologies; it was reported late in October that the actor had to be transported to the hospital due to health concerns. Kim Seon-ho is scheduled to begin filming for a new project now that everything appears to be on track for him.
“After much deliberation, the production team of ‘Sad Tropics’ (Sad Tropical) has decided to start filming with Kim Seon-ho within the year,” the production house New (Stylized as NEW) declared on November 1. This will be Kim Seon-ho’s debut motion picture, Park Hoon-jung, who directed The New World and The Witch; is the director of Sad Tropics.
With a Korean father and a Filipino mother, Sad Tropics are about a boy who dreams of becoming a boxer. He travels to Korea in search of his father, whom he believes abandoned him. Following his incident, a film producer wrote on Instagram, “Many people believe in Kim Seon-ho and wait for him, so I think there will be good news soon.”
Fans are overjoyed to learn that Kim Seon-ho’s management company, Salt Entertainment; has confirmed the actor’s participation in the film. Not only that, but numerous ad agencies that had removed Kim Seon-ho from their campaigns have reintroduced him.