Korean residents have fashioned a government petition towards historic inaccuracies in tvN’s “Mr. Sunshine.”
As of August 7 at 10:30 a.m. KST, the petition has gained over 27,000 signatures. Previously, requests for disclaimers on the historic inaccuracies within the drama have been uploaded onto a residents’ petition on the Cheongwadae (The Blue House) homepage.
The petitioners argued, “Japan was an aggressor nation in the course of the Japanese occupation and through battle. In the reality of historical past the place there’s a clear sufferer, it’s harmful to impose the form of ‘He had no alternative’ background story on a personality within the place of an aggressor.”
The character in reference is Yoo Yeon Seok’s function Goo Dong Mae, the pinnacle of the Black Dragon Society in Hanseong, traditionally a pro-Japanese group. By exhibiting his character as one with attraction, the drama was criticized for romanticizing the pro-Japanese. In response, the manufacturing workers modified the function to be a fictitious character.
On the historic inaccuracies of the drama, petitioners said, “They are slowly clouding the attention of the issue, and can finally make gentle of the burden of historical past. Fiction apart, there are dramas which have precisely represented the Joseon folks’s sentiment with out inaccuracies.”
They continued, “We proceed to see manufacturing exhibiting how Joseon’s tradition is ‘uncivilized.’ Other than the lead feminine character Go Ae Shin, the characters main the drama in addition to the supporting roles are Japanese. Their motivations are additionally portraying Joseon not as a victimized nation, however reasonably one which ‘introduced it on themselves.’”