On March 19th, Yoon Ji-oh appeared on the news program 'Tonight with Kim Je-dong' to discuss the Jang Ja-yeon case. Come March 20th, Yoon Ji-oh posted extended thoughts on the topics discussed during her interview, namely her use of the term 'casting couch'.
Specifically, Yoon Ji-oh talked about how Jang Ja-yeon was forced to the casting couch and how Yoon Ji-oh desired to restore her fallen friend's honor. The ambiguity of the term would appear to imply that Jang Ja-yeon willingly participated in the sleazy practice of letting herself be seduced by unscrupulous men for the sake of career advancement.
Yoon Ji-oh went on to discuss how this implication was used to defame Jang Ja-yeon at the time of her death, as reports would commonly suggest that the infamous Jang Ja-yeon list was actually a will or a neutral document of some sort. Yoon Ji-oh maintains that it was a list of people who needed to be subject to criminal investigation.
Yoon Ji-oh also referenced the apology she received from MBC Newsroom and hoped that further regret may be more forthcoming from a news media that was not so honorable at the time of Jang Ja-yeon's death. She thanked followers for their continued support as well.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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