Fans Of Blackpink’s Jisoo Demand ‘Problematic’ Snowdrop K-Drama Be Cancelled

Christy Mathew

The premiere of the current K-drama, ‘Snowdrop,’ was anticipated by K-drama fans and Blinks (Blackpink’s fandom). It’s a love melodrama set amid South Korea’s June uprising and civil upheaval in the 1980s, and it stars Jisoo of Blackpink and Jung Hae-in of ‘D.P.’ fame.

After overcoming various roadblocks like cancellation petitions, pandemic delays; and a lack of publicity, the drama was finally picked up by Disney+ and released on December 18. People are once again calling for the show to be stopped after the first two episodes were broadcast, claiming that it was misrepresenting history.

South Korean civilians filed multiple petitions to have the plot of ‘Snowdrop’ annulled when it was first made public in March 2021. They were addressed to the Blue House (South Korea’s presidential office). They alleged that the drama was misrepresenting history by romanticising civil upheaval and glamorising the life of activist Young-cho; played by Jisoo of Blackpink. 

Production apologised for the miscommunication, altered the female lead’s name to Young-ro; and promised that the plot will be faithful to the revolution that led to South Korea’s current democracy.

More than 200,000 South Korean citizens have signed a petition to cancel the drama starring Jung Hae-in and Blackpink’s Jisoo; following the release of the first episode of ‘Snowdrop.’ 

Jisoo’s Young-ro saves Jung Hae-in’s Su-ho; who is a rumoured North Korean spy, at the premiere. It also shows the NSA (National Security Planning) team; which many South Koreans believed was bogus, following proper legal procedures.