Kim Seon-ho as Hong Du-shik in a still from Korean drama Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. The role burnished his image as a gentle, heterosexual man in South Korea, which is riven by sexual politics. Photo: @tvndrama.official/ Instagram
Kim Seon-ho as Hong Du-shik in a still from Korean drama Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. The role burnished his image as a gentle, heterosexual man in South Korea, which is riven by sexual politics. Photo: @tvndrama.official/ Instagram

K-drama star Kim Seon-ho’s career is back on track after abortion allegation nearly ruined it. What does that mean for other Korean actors and K-pop stars?

  • A woman’s allegation online that the K-drama actor coerced her into having an abortion when they were dating almost derailed his career before he was cleared
  • Kim Seon-ho rebounded quickly, but his case is an exception and Korean stars caught up in scandal in future can expect little support, an observer says

Topic |   Fame and celebrity
Kim Seon-ho as Hong Du-shik in a still from Korean drama Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. The role burnished his image as a gentle, heterosexual man in South Korea, which is riven by sexual politics. Photo: @tvndrama.official/ Instagram
Kim Seon-ho as Hong Du-shik in a still from Korean drama Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. The role burnished his image as a gentle, heterosexual man in South Korea, which is riven by sexual politics. Photo: @tvndrama.official/ Instagram
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