On August 22nd the MBC entertainment news program Section TV broadcast a segment about the current feud between Ku Hye-sun and Ahn Jae-hyun. Sources with some access to the celebrities stated that their problems had started earlier this year, marked mainly by ennui. The main point in their public profiles when the shift can be noted is when their social media accounts started featuring pictures of one or the other alone, rather than together.
Ku Hye-sun's comments have dominated coverage on the topic until now, but Section TV also had a look at Ahn Jae-hyun's side of the story. He claims to have married Ku Hye-sun because he loved and respected her. He also claimed to have done all he could as a husband since marrying her and that he has done nothing to be ashamed of.
Comments alleged to be from Ahn Jae-hyun do not contain much in the way of specific examples. Ku Hye-sun, by contrast, has described spending an entire day preparing a special beef soup for his birthday only to see him go off to a party with other people having barely tasted it upon getting back home.
The acrimony between the two is assymetric in part because Ahn Jae-hyun has more to lose from feuding in public. A campaign is currently under way to have him removed from the upcoming drama "Love With Flaws" in light of the scandal, and most defenses he could make of himself would just make him look worse. Ku Hye-sun's more diverse career and deeper fanbase grants her more resilience by comparison.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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