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Monday, March 10, 2014

Supporting actor Woo Bong Shik discovered dead in his home


Article: Supporting Actor Woo Bong Shik discovered dead in his rented home

Source: Donga Ilbo via Naver

He hung himself at home.

1. [+93, -10] So many actors spend a decade at a time scraping the floor of the industry as no names, barely getting anywhere despite their hard work and these idols get popular off of one song, which gives them a one way ticket into acting... viewers then have to put up with crappy acting... This is the result of absurdity.

2. [+58, -4] He was a fool to have ended his life but drama producers and directors need to give actors like him some roles. Stop using idols, it frustrates me so much having to see them act.

3. [+48, -3] It's seriously pathetic to see idols in dramas when there are actors truly passionate about their field living in such difficult circumstances. I can't stand dramas with idols in them.

4. [+40, -2] So stop using idols in dramas and movies. I don't care about idols with an actual passion for acting but it's a disgrace seeing idols who are only in it to give it a try out of curiosity. Use no name actors like him instead. They live in difficulty to chase their one dream of acting... stop using fake actors, use real actors!!

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Source: Nate

1. [+206, -6] I hope that you will land an amazing lead role in your next life. Rest in peace....

2. [+82 ,-6] Every actor lives with the dream of becoming popular like Kim Soo Hyun or Lee Min Ho... there is a winner and failure in every facet of society but this is still upsetting...

3. [+56, -7] People need to stop glamorizing suicide by saying that there will be better opportunities in their next life. That only encourages suicidal people to actually go through with it because it gives them the delusion that they can end their misery now for something better later. Differentiate your words between distortion and sympathy. Suicide is murder. You gain nothing out of death and life is something you are only given once. You will not be reborn again for something better so please do not commit suicide.

4. [+13, -11] Crappy idol actors become leads and earn hundreds of thousands per episode in the blink of an eye. Imagine how hard it must be to act as a no name for 20 years and not make a cent... There must be so many actors covered under crappy acting idols.

5. [+5, -4] This is why I never watch dramas or movies with idols in them.

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May he rest in peace.

167 comments:

  1. :( it's sad when these sorts of things happen :( sigh...

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  2. why are they blaming idols????

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  3. yes why don't we all just blame idols -.-

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  4. It's sad that so many comments are taking this chance to dig at idols again. I understand that it's an issue, but really... Rest in peace.

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  5. anyone knows his works? :O im just curious..

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  6. [+93, -10] So many actors spend a decade at a time scraping the floor of the industry as no names, barely getting anywhere despite their hard work and these idols get popular off of one song, which gives them a one way ticket into acting... viewers then have to put up with crappy acting... This is the result of absurdity.



    There's truth here but it's absolutely unnecessary to put all the blame on idols. Idols gain attention because people give them attention. Why not blame yourselves for never even bothering to pay attention to supporting roles. Just my two-cents.

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  7. Let's drag idols in this - typical Knetz.
    RIP to him tho.

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  8. Wow, I seriously can't believe that the hate is being directed at idols?? There are deeper reasons for suicide.. family problems, other relationships, he may have had an underlying mental illness etc. People shouldn't use this as an excuse to have a pop at idols!

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  9. 3. [+56, -7] People need to stop glamorizing suicide by saying that there will be better opportunities in their next life. That only encourages suicidal people to actually go through with it because it gives them the delusion that they can end their misery now for something better later. Differentiate your words between distortion and sympathy. Suicide is murder. You gain nothing out of death and life is something you are only given once. You will not be reborn again for something better so please do not commit suicide.



    Yes, omg this netizen couldn't have said it any better. Although we should wish that someone is happy in the next life, we should always remember that suicide WILL not make anything better.

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  10. "He was a fool to have ended his life"


    someone just took their own life, why not shame that person more. good job

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  11. May he rest is peace t's sickening how K-netizens have used this sad situation and turn it into an idol bashing parade.


    A man just died. That's all that should be the focus of this article.

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  12. " these idols get popular off of one song"
    Yes because every idol gets popular, which is why we have so many nugu groups.

    R.I.P :(

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  13. 3. [+56, -7] People need to stop glamorizing suicide by saying that there will be better opportunities in their next life. That only encourages suicidal people to actually go through with it because it gives them the delusion that they can end their misery now for something better later. Differentiate your words between distortion and sympathy. Suicide is murder. You gain nothing out of death and life is something you are only given once. You will not be reborn again for something better so please do not commit suicide.



    Such insightful comment. Thank you

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  14. I think the real issue here are the drama producers and directors who do the actual casting and not necessarily the idols themselves. RIP Woo Bong Shik.

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  15. Why are they blaming idols? Why dont they reflect inside themselves and try to remember all the hate posts they mustve left in the comment boxes for each article they have read. If, let's say, an idol was in this situation, they'd blame the company. Comments also give pressure to everyone and anyone. It's a good thing if they were constructive criticsms but no, just destructive degradation to human beings. Idol or actor per se

    Nonetheless, may he rest in peace.

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  16. What the... Are they blaming idols for a man's death? Geez, that's fucked up.

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  17. What if he sucked at acting? Will these delulu netizens still be talking cocks right now lol.

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  18. "Woo Bong Shik debuted in the 1983 MBC drama '3840 Guerilla Unit.' He was also in the films 'Diary of June' 'Siren' 'Plastic Tree' and 'Fly High' His last project was KBS’ 'Dae Jo Young' where he played the role of Palbo in 2007"

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  19. 1. [+206, -6] I hope that you will land an amazing lead role in your next life. Rest in peace...
    i hope his family can find strenght

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  20. Is that not true?
    I'm not saying that it isn't sad, because it is unfortunate that he felt that suicide was the answer. I've dealt with suicidal thoughts my entire life, and what he did /was/ foolish. There are ways to go on.

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  21. Excuse me, this is plain rude and absurd. We lost a life and all of you guys can say is 'w0w idOLS MADE THEM LIKE THIS!11'. Grow up. Stop hating on them. Rest in peace.

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  22. may you rest in peace :(

    I can't believe these netizens. It's as if they're saying it's the fault of acting idols. /sigh/

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  23. Why is the blame on idols? They surely wouldn't be taking the parts of a man in his 40s..
    RIP.

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  24. Blaming idols is not appropriate in this situation.

    RIP.

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  25. He was in his 40s and idols are usually in their 20s which means he was probably not up for the same roles idols were cast for. They shouldn't use this an excuse to bash them.


    RIP

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  26. Rest in peace. Geez, netizens making it seem like it was idols' fault for everything.

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  27. isn't hollywood the same? i mean this place is full with actors too...and not everybody makes it BIG you know..some people may have the talent but they need a star too...anyways r.i.p

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  28. Idols this Idols that...
    It's not their fault they are just cast by producers and directors so it's not like they will say ''no better cast an actor'' isn't that what the PDs are supposed to do from the very beginning...?
    R.I.P.

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  29. Idols go through a lot of things as well
    This is insane everytime blaming idols for everything

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  30. well at least that was his job, while idol is stealing other people's jobs

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  31. Instead of blaming idols, let's just pray for him to rest in peace.

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  32. Are netizens impyling the actor killed himself because all his roles as a high school kid were being taken by the idols?

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  33. "top using idols in dramas and movies"
    ..............I don't think he killed himself because idols are being casted in movies. Just sayin.

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  34. it's much deeper than that. depression is a mental illness. people who attempt or complete suicide are ill and need help. they are not fools.

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  35. 1. [+93, -10] So many actors spend a decade at a time scraping the floor of the industry as no names, barely getting anywhere despite their hard work and these idols get popular off of one song, which gives them a one way ticket into acting... viewers then have to put up with crappy acting... This is the result of absurdity.



    Idols train ten times harder than actors so STFU. They have to learn dancing, singing, media training, and acting (idols are basically trained in everything) and then practice is for 15 hours a day every day.

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  36. Ok, I get why they would look down at idols and I see their points. But this is ridiculous. Idols are like the scapegoats of everything wrong with the industry and it's so tiring to hear these people continuously blame idols for something they have no control over. They always see the problem but never the root of it. The blame game does nothing if no ones takes action.
    They blame idols but it is the people that are essentially supporting idols.

    I can't believe the suicide of an actor can somehow become the faults of idols. They're blaming idols for getting attention but it's only because they're giving it. How about they blame themselves for not paying attention to second leads, supporting rookie actors, etc instead of writing hate comments about idols, and making them relevant?

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  37. wow blaming the idols I can't even believe they have the nerve to say this.

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  38. It s easy to blame idols for evrything.....

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  39. At that moment, he felt that suicide was the only answer. Who knows how long he's been feeling this way and how severe it became.Especially in a country like South Korea where mental health is often overlooked. How dare you call him a fool because you overcame depression and suicidal thoughts. You have no idea what he has been going through.

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  40. A person commited suicide and all they can talk about is idols, can't he at leat be the main toppic on his last article?

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  41. I have been diagnosed with clinical depression, so yes, I understand that he needed help,
    I'm just saying that I've been there, and in the end, I've always realised that suicide would be a mistake. He made a decision in those final moments, and it was a foolish one.

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  42. So what.
    You get thru auditions, interviews in everything these days.
    its business not a charity.

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  43. no, that actor is 41, the netizen implied in general there are way too many unknown actors play minor supporting roles and many of them that suicide because of that depression, while idol easily got big roles in drama/movies

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  44. Wow... Blaming the idols for an actor's death is rude. So if an actor/actress gets injured, they're going to blame the idols again(this is sarcasm).
    Anyway, RIP Sir.

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  45. I didn't overcome either of those things? It's a battle I fight every day of my life, so don't assume. I never said that /he/ was a fool, just that his decision/action was foolish.

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  46. 1. [+93, -10] So many actors spend a decade at a time scraping the floor of the industry as no names, barely getting anywhere despite their hard work and these idols get popular off of one song, which gives them a one way ticket into acting... viewers then have to put up with crappy acting... This is the result of absurdity.
    2. [+58, -4] He was a fool to have ended his life but drama producers and directors need to give actors like him some roles. Stop using idols, it frustrates me so much having to see them act.
    3. [+48, -3] It's seriously pathetic to see idols in dramas when there are actors truly passionate about their field living in such difficult circumstances. I can't stand dramas with idols in them.
    4. [+40, -2] So stop using idols in dramas and movies. I don't care about idols with an actual passion for acting but it's a disgrace seeing idols who are only in it to give it a try out of curiosity. Use no name actors like him instead. They live in difficulty to chase their one dream of acting... stop using fake actors, use real actors!!
    Etc.
    How about trying to say your condolences instead of trying to blame idols, in which need i remind you, you guys are the ones that garner all their popularity and keep them relevant.
    http://www.blueprintinteractive.com/sites/default/files/images/sassy.gif

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  47. I feel like they're going that route, and the article says he gave up his dream of being an actor, so I guess that's why they're blaming them. Either way, I don't want to blame idols, but I do feel like they should lessen the amount of idols (who aren't as passionate) in dramas and give it to upcoming/unknown actors who are far more passionate about their hobbies/skills. I hope he rests in peace. I feel really bad about all tha'ts happening to him.

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  48. i don't know why you give attention to idol part instead of giving someone's death...i am really speechless...i hope when you died,people respect you like u do

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  49. Why blaming idols. Tell the producer/director to stop casting them. They r not in the wrong. And FYI one of many reason I am watching a drama is bcos my fav idol got a role in it.

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  50. RIP and i wish his family and friends strength to get trough this. So sad...

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  51. Yes. It's a battle, and some people aren't as strong as you to continue on fighting and some people aren't exposed to help and resources to heal.

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  52. Man dies
    Knetz: bashing idols

    He chose to end his life for whatever reason for all you know it could have nothing to do with acting anyways

    R.I.P

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  53. 1. [+93, -10] So many actors spend a decade at a time scraping the floor
    of the industry as no names, barely getting anywhere despite their hard
    work and these idols get popular off of one song.....


    I disagree with this comment so much, because just like their are many actors "who spent a decade at a time scraping the floor of the industry as no names", there are also just as many idols if not even more, who also have to shed sweat and blood for an opportunity to get their names out their yet never get it. The entertainment industry in general is just really tough and cruel. Also lets not forget the many famous lead "actors" who only made with their face and are in fact taking away the opportunity from other unknown/more deserving actors to shine, even more than idols.

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  54. This is NB its a discussion site where people discuss knetz comments as the op was just doing

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  55. Are they really assuming that he killed himself because he was a 'no name'?
    How ignorant.......

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  56. with suicide you can rest, you can rest with suicide, but his family and friends .... rip.

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  57. with suicide you can rest, but his family and friends .... *

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  58. are you on the wrong site?

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  59. dude,acting idol discussed several articles...is it too much asking skip just one article and respect someone's death

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  60. some netizens really need to get away from computer and take additional classes in LOGIC course

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  61. yeah ok. there are 40 year old idols taking this man's parts from him.

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  62. I probably do not like youMarch 10, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    This people seriously not see show business as BUSINESS do they.?. like any other industry, it thrives on money. Casting idol will always lead to a bigger interest because of their fans compare to someone without horde of followers.

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  63. Is it the idols fault that directors want to cast them? Why would they miss out on an opportunity to gain some money if someone wants to cast them?

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  64. Korea has one of the highest suicide rates in the world....blaming this squarely on idols, while ignoring that there are bigger issues at play, is ridiculous.

    RIP to him, and a big FU to Korea's crappy mental health system...

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  65. I think it is very unfortunate that he didn't have that help, and wish that he had, but that doesn't excuse what he did in my eyes.

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  66. I probably do not like youMarch 10, 2014 at 9:52 PM

    also, are they idiots though,? is being not famous the only reason actors do suicides? There are way more plausible and realistic reasons to consider like, idk, personal issues, depression?

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  67. rip, T-T I don't even know what to say it's so sad to see young people die under any circumstances. It would be hard seeing that you haven't gotten any where and you may feel like a failure, what I like to say is that failure isn't an adjective so you cant be a failure and you can only fail in things you do as long as you believed you failed and didn't try again.

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  68. +93, -10] So many actors spend a decade at a time scraping the floor of the industry as no names, barely getting anywhere despite their hard work and these idols get popular off of one song, which gives them a one way ticket into acting... viewers then have to put up with crappy acting... This is the result of absurdity.


    This netizen trying to blame idols... What crime did they actually do when casting idols adds up to the promotion of movie and dramas. This is suicide.. and there could be more story behind it than idols snatching them job and becoming hopeless. I want to say though that suicide is the worst crime ever. You are given a precious life and you have no right to take it as well as others. RIP though and have strength to his family.

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  69. Can anyone tell me why they're even talking about idols? They're totally irrelevant to this article.....

    Seriously K-netz, u guys are fucked up.
    A man just died, and u guys are blaming the innocent idols for his death?
    Show some respect please.


    Rest in peace, Woo Bong Shik!! :'(

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  70. i think he/she just expressing his/her opinion why knetz blame the idol.

    kind of me, i'm sad reading this kind of article. but blaming idol is not the right answer. *blaming idol it's kind a make random excuse*

    RIP for him :(

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  71. As if they tuned in to watch his drama. I bet they don't even know who he is.
    RIP.

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  72. "So many actors spend a decade at a time scraping the floor of the
    industry as no names, barely getting anywhere despite their hard work
    and these idols get popular off of one song,"
    but idol start training since they still a kid.. many of them start training in middle school,, some of them start since elementary school...

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  73. seriously, i don't even have account but you make me open account...can you empatize with his family? when they open news,only thing they will see idol-acting fight like their son or husband's death is worthless...how could you fell if you see idol fighting on your dad's death article...come on...a little empaty

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  74. I feel like this unfortunate news about the passing of this man should open up more discussion about deeper issues such as depression or mental illness. If he was healthy, he could have found a way to survive and support himself. He committed suicide because he was mentally ill, not simply because he couldn't get an acting job.

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  75. Dont be that serious, girl. We are howevee on the topic because knetz brought it

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  76. are you out of mind? are you heartless? can't you think his family?

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  77. and seriously.. what is wrong with the suicide rate in korea?..it's like i've counted 2-3 articles already this new year talking about suicide not counting some unheard of stories in the news, pretty sure there could be more to this..In my country, living there for 19 years I only heard one suicide news in TV and one suicide story from my friend about their neighbor and that's about it.

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  78. Who said he/she doesnt have empathy for the family? Cmon, we are on netizenbuzz

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  79. or they could have just said : Rest In Peace...

    did they really have to link this tragedy to idols ?
    YOU are the reason why this man committed suicide, because there is many like you with the sensitivity of a rock. why would the distressed want to try finding hope when they are surrounded by that kind of persons ?
    R.I.P.

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  80. RIP. but the comments are very stupid. This man is like 40-50 years old, the roles he compete or audition for, have nothing to do with the roles idols takes (usually they take roles of teens or early 20's characters). His death is no way related to idols and the fact he failed his acting career is also nothing related to idols. Unless idols also got roles 20 years ago when this man was young, but the answer is no.


    They need to stop using all opportunities to bash idols and now, even blaming the death of someone on idols. Idols are humans as well who work in the same industry as actors. Some idols even train to be actors but debut as idol to have more chances: in the end they could have debuted as actress/actors, so why bashing them because they decided to be idols and then become actors? isn't it the same? especially when so little people actually debut as actors nowadays because it's too hard to get known like that. and even if some idols sucks at acting, so do some rookie actors/actresses. Knetz, get over it. There are more than enough dramas, if you don't like idols, move on. Stop caring about it, the drama will fail eventually and idols won't be used as much, as simple as that.

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  81. will never understand what's on knetz head

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  82. someone just died, but all they're talking about are idols. smfh. grow up, knetz.


    may Woo Bong Shik rest in peace.

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  83. i can't say anything...i think people who didn't face with death can't think how their words can hurt other people and they want to do just fun things

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  84. 3. [+56, -7] People need to stop glamorizing suicide by saying that there will be better opportunities in their next life. That only encourages suicidal people to actually go through with it because it gives them the delusion that they can end their misery now for something better later. Differentiate your words between distortion and sympathy. Suicide is murder. You gain nothing out of death and life is something you are only given once. You will not be reborn again for something better so please do not commit suicide.

    the only smart comment here.
    RIP

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  85. +56, -7] People need to stop glamorizing suicide by saying that there will be better opportunities in their next life. That only encourages suicidal people to actually go through with it because it gives them the delusion that they can end their misery now for something better later. Differentiate your words between distortion and sympathy. Suicide is murder. You gain nothing out of death and life is something you are only given once. You will not be reborn again for something better so please do not commit suicide.



    didnt read farther down so I just noticed this.. yup glad there is one right here preaching.. suicide is worst crime ever... don't ever end ur life as it is not urs...

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  86. Seriously best comment ever. Suicide is no joke

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  87. Dominique (도미니크)March 10, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    tbh suicide is one of the most selfish things you can do to your loved ones!

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  88. The fact that the main focus is "let's spread the idol hate" instead of reminiscing about this actor's previous works is EXACTLY why idols still are the go to for supporting roles (even though no idol in their 20s would be playing a 40 year old man's role....)...it's almost like nobody even knows what he was in or what roles he played. Besides, it's all about the marketing power...once an idol is cast, people are still going to bitch, but the name of that idol provides more promotion than a nameless, new to the field, rookie actor/actresss.

    < i>"3. [+56, -7] People need to stop glamorizing suicide by saying that there will be better opportunities in their next life. That only encourages suicidal people to actually go through with it because it gives them the delusion that they can end their misery now for something better later. Differentiate your words between distortion and sympathy. Suicide is murder. You gain nothing out of death and life is something you are only given once. You will not be reborn again for something better so please do not commit suicide."

    This is spot on...in death, the situation doesn't change. In life, there's always that possibility for something more...and while suicide stopped you from feeling your hurt, what about the people left behind who will have to live with the decision you've made for the rest of their lives....

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  89. like seriously ? a man just died and all they have to talk about is the evil idols stealing jobs ?
    everytimes i think they cab't get lower they manage to surprise me.
    i'm sorry for this man, rest in peace.

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  90. His last work was during 2007. I wonder whether he chose to stay away from the industry or was he already depressed prior to that.

    RIP

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  91. Im sorry, its not we are ridiculing his death or what. We just discussing netizen's comments.

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  92. Dominique (도미니크)March 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    OMG rip...
    my prayers go out to him and his family and friends!

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  93. s.korea 3rd on third on the list with most suicidal death rate..

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  94. People don't jst suddenly have suicidal thoughts. It starts with major depression. But most people cannot allow themselves go see a psychologist or find some help due to COMPANIES checking their medical background.

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  95. What she/he meant is instead of blaming idols on someone's death, netizen should look at themselves, who didnt do any good either. Idk this comment got that serious

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  96. That's very good for you. But this man was not you. But there's nothing to be gained in suicide prevention by referring to the deceased as "foolish" or other such insensitive terms.

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  97. "2. [+58, -4] He was a fool to have ended his life,.."

    "3. [+56, -7] People need to stop glamorizing suicide by saying that
    there will be better opportunities in their next life. That only
    encourages suicidal people to actually go through with it because it
    gives them the delusion that they can end their misery now for something
    better later. Differentiate your words between distortion and sympathy.
    Suicide is murder. You gain nothing out of death and life is something
    you are only given once. You will not be reborn again for something
    better so please do not commit suicide. "


    Am I the only one to disagree with these comments? The comments here really don't seem all that much better tbh. Honestly, you really cannot tell someone what to do with their life unless you have been depressed and on the verge of suicidal yourself. None of you have the right to do so. He was not a fool to end his life, if that was what he felt was the only way to be free of all his suffering, misery then that's him. No one is "glamorizing " suicide...this comment bothers me so much with how it's worded. It's slightly ignorant. You can't speak on the behalf of someone unless you've been to that point and can understand. Obviously they're speaking on behalf of the person who died but not to encourage those with suicidal intentions to actually go though with the process. Suicide is not murder as murder is defined as killing another human being and suicide-murder is defined as killing yourself + someone else. True I agree that some of the comments could have been worded better. Who's to say what you gain or what happens after death? Not for you to decide. I do agree with the comment about "life is something you are only given once (unless you believe in reincarnation)". Obviously no one would want to encourage someone to commit suicide or think it's the "right" thing to do but at the end of the day when someone is so far deep they're beyond drowning and saving, that no words can penetrate their depression...there's nothing more you can really say or do. Please stop saying suicide is "selfish"...I'm more than sure most of these people have thought long and hard about the ones they care about, obviously the true selfish ones are the ones thinking it is. You can eventually cope with your pain, others; however, unless they find a light in the storm can not. All in all....SMH and R.I.P to him ;/

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  98. The entertainment industry is cruel and unfair, has always been for hundreds of years. How they can even connect this to idols is beyond me. Maybe the man had family/health/financial problems who knows. But for netizens to use his death as a way to bash on idols is so WTF. Like, it's not even about paying respects to the man, the people who commented just wanted to push their idol-hate.

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  99. RIP Woo Bong Shik. I don't know who you were but you will be missed by your family & loved ones. Condolences to his family & friends.


    On another note..



    This particular group of people commenting aside from one very thoughtful one are seriously some pieces of work. Someone just died. Instead of saying a RIP & offering your condolences you post up comments that blame idols for his death? Do you even know the exact reason why he took his own life? It may not have anything to do with his job but perhaps he had personal problems etc etc. We as bystanders don't know much so it's better if they just stop blaming & speculating. It seems to me that they are more interested in blaming idols for his suicide than actually giving their condolences to his loved ones. Idiotic insensitive people are a dime a dozen nowadays.

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  100. While I don't sympathize with suicide, I have to disagree you there. The life I have only belongs to me and no one else.

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  101. its kinda scares me how theres not many rest in peace (or along the lines of that) comments

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  102. Hum, but there are crappy actors that gets roles all the time because of their looks, over some good and unknown actors. It isn't just the idols' fault. The model turned actors who get cast because they have the looks, or the young actors that are cast because of their young appeal... and etc.

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  103. May he rest in peace.
    But I don't think suiciding is a solution for anything though. a lot of great people have failed more than once before they became popular.
    and I don't really think they should be hating on idols right now.

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  104. honey murder is premeditated killing of someone... and that someone could either be whoever opposite to you and yourself. State or whatever humanitarian law isn't the problem here but I'm talking about law given by the highest being. God given him his life and he has no right to end it by his own means. I will say this just because I've been almost there to becoming totally depressed and giving up everything but suicide would never cross my mind as a last resort to my problems. I will just fight on this even if I will be doing this alone. If everything fails I will let God to decide on my fate.

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  105. My condolences. Suicide is never a way out. It's selfish and stupid, but i do understand there are times when life just puts you into a corner and sometimes we think that checking out is the easiest way out. These thoughts are wrong. I feel really sorry for his family.

    On a side note, all these netizen should try to understand that the entertainment industry has never been nor ever will be fair. That is how the system works, and that is how the system survives. At the end of the day, the profit comes from product (drama) that sells, and if that mean putting as much as popular idol as they can then they will do so because artistic values has never come first.

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  106. 3. [+56, -7] People need to stop glamorizing suicide by saying that
    there will be better opportunities in their next life. That only
    encourages suicidal people to actually go through with it because it
    gives them the delusion that they can end their misery now for something
    better later. Differentiate your words between distortion and sympathy.
    Suicide is murder. You gain nothing out of death and life is something
    you are only given once. You will not be reborn again for something
    better so please do not commit suicide.



    yes You gain nothing out of death, but I'm pretty sure people who write the comment also watch the idol acting when their acting is bad they will bash them like no tomorrow but when some nugu actor play the role they will also say who is he/she, he/she is not blahblahblahblah


    Rest in peace

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  107. 3. [+56, -7] People need to stop glamorizing suicide by saying that there will be better opportunities in their next life. That only encourages suicidal people to actually go through with it because it gives them the delusion that they can end their misery now for something better later. Differentiate your words between distortion and sympathy. Suicide is murder. You gain nothing out of death and life is something you are only given once. You will not be reborn again for something better so please do not commit suicide.

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  108. and wait... not only poor people committing suicide even chaebols like CEO of hyundai and kia,,,,seriously

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  109. Your life belongs only to you but she is just saying that your death will have an impact on your loved ones.

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  110. every fucking thing bad that happens to actors are the fault of idols am i right.

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  111. if i was the one suffering from a living hell and i wanted to do it to end it but my loved ones want me to stay because of their own happiness, who's selfish again?

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  112. what the hell?

    so am i supposed to live my miserable life being sad and depressive just to not make my family and friends sad???

    you think he woke up and was like "oh i feel like making my family and friends sad today... i think im gonna kill myself"

    of course, because he would only kill himself because hes an egoistic asshole and not because hes been sad, depressed, unmotivated and frustrated with his life, right?

    so you dont want someone to take HIS/HER life away because it will make ANOTHER PERSON sad? and hes the egoistic one? lol

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  113. are you dumb? his family would never come onto an english site.

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  114. I am sorry but you can stop acting so sanctimonious now.

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  115. y'all need to stop talking like you know what is and what is not "reason enough to kill yourself". y'all don't know shit. only the person himself.

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  116. I don't believe idols had anything to do with this poor man's death. It irritates me that everyone keeps acting brand new when it comes to the things that idols do. They already now that its the companies that decide the things that idols participate in and what not so why do they keep bringing them up, PLUS someone died here. This is not the time nor the place. May he rest in peace, prayers for the man's family and the netizens so they can gain some common sense.

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  117. Yes, I know that people don't just suddenly have suicidal thoughts and the reason why they cannot find help is just...terrible. But, I really feel like even though it's hard...I want them to live on and try to fight and not give in. Am I being selfish by saying that without experiencing depression...? I just truly believe that suicide cannot be the only way in order to become "happy" once again. *sigh* This kind of discussion can get you really depressed...;;

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  118. That's one scenario and I could do another imagery to paint one where you look selfish but since I didn't use the word, I will just let it slide. I was merely pointing out that suicide is going to affect the people closest to you.

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  119. Ok, this man died, and yet half these netz are talking about idol actors, like wtf? I can't read Korean, so I don't know what was in the article, maybe it brought up idol actors, maybe it said he killed himself because he couldn't get an acting job- but maybe this decision had nothing to do with him being an actor at all, maybe he was fighting something no one else knew about and just lost. Just because he was an actor doesn't mean every circumstance of his life was about acting, accountants, hair-dressers, company workers all kill themselves, and not just because of their jobs, so maybe he didn't either. And either way, we should not use a man's death and tragic circumstances to push across our dislike for idols. Have some respect, netz.

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  120. People don't commit suicide to spite the people around them, I hope you understand at least that much.


    This isn't a situation for you to be critical of a person's feelings or situation when you understand neither.

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  121. I never know what to say when I see things like this. The netizens are totally out of line bringing idols into articles about this man's death. There's a time and place for it, and that time isn't now.

    I hope he is able to rest in peace. :/

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  122. IntenseFeelings_UglySobbingMarch 10, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Forcing someone to live for your own happiness. Mhm. I wonder what is more selfish? It is someone's choice (not saying they should) to end their life or not. Calling them selfish is not at all a good way to convince them otherwise. If anything, you'll give them another reason.

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  123. Using someone's death to bash on other people(in this case idols) is pathetic. They made it as if he left a note saying there are too many idols in the acting field which lead him to do suicide.
    My condolences go out to him and his family.

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  124. Humans are selfish by nature, I'm selfish for wanting you to suffer for me, and you're selfish for wanting to leave me for yourself. I'll fight against your form of selfish and you'll fight against mine and hopefully one day we won't have to fight anymore. Maybe stupid, but that's how I see it.

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  125. Dominique (도미니크)March 10, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    I understand that. I have been in the position of loving a loved one through suicide and that was devastating! We had NO idea and it just took us all by surprise...we had no answers or reasons as to why.
    I did not mean it in a spiteful way. I was just talking from my experience. I would have just liked to have known and maybe I could have been there for her more. I STILL blame myself and I believe most of my family does too even though we do not talk about it.

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  126. Dominique (도미니크)March 10, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    i never said that.

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  127. Do people ever stop to wonder if maybe these no-name actors they're so fond of are the same ones deciding to become idols in order to create that acting opportunity for themselves?


    Because here's how i see it. K-pop keeps getting worse every year because companies keep debuting groups with little to no singing talent. Probably because their only interests lie outside of singing and dancing. It's an awful cycle, but the real people to blame are the PDs that hire them for their popularity and then overpay them.

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  128. right. how knetz thought is so irrelevant. hahaha. see in my country there's so much people wanted to be a great actor amd superstar. but once they got failed they never ended up hung their self on their home.
    suicide happens because they has a narrow minded. if you failed just believe there is something better for you in another way. or try again.

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  129. I am thinking its a combination of depression, desperation and money problems.

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  130. Some people think life like a game. Where at the time you feels like you do bad and might ended up losing, you just press that reset button wishing to restart everything. But problem will always be there, there is no such life without problem.

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  131. suicide again.. haix..
    RIP

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  132. Forcing people tonlive with their depression? Suicide is not the way to solve the problem. If life doesn't important for you anymore, why don't you just do something useful for others, like volunteering, etc.

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  133. People do it all the time, and I agree with you, it's sick. It's just human nature I guess, we're selfish creatures.

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  134. [+206, -6] I hope that you will land an amazing lead role in your next life. Rest in peace....

    This comment really struck me....

    It's most certainly unfortunate, but I don't think that people should jump to the conclusion that he took his own life because he couldn't land a good role. That most certainly could've been a contributing factor, but he also could've had underlying mental issues that ultimately pushed him to take his own life. I'm not quite sure of the details of the whole story since the article wasn't translated, but whatever the case, It's really sad.

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  135. There are good acting idols out there who are just as good as people who go into the acting profession off the bat.

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  136. this K-netizens sure are selfish people. they don't want to be blamed and keep blaming everything. who actually gives a higher rating when an idol turned up in a drama? it's freaking themselves who choose to watch it. is there a drama producer who wants to pay high for an idol if it's not going to higher the view rating? no. it's because it's guaranteed that this knetizens will watch it if there's an idol. just who told you to be so obsessed with your idol that every drama has to desperately put an idol to actually be looked up to. Lee Min ho got recognized first because the drama itself has a masterpiece story where japan, taiwan got popular around the world. and Kim Soo Hyun got recognized because he first acted with lots of Idols in Dream High. looking at the pattern, being an actor is damn hard. T-ara's Eunjung who have worked as an actress for 17 years is not even recognizable until she became a T-ara member.

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  137. People blaming the PD for taking idols into drama. Why do u think they did that? Bcs they have pretty faces, and lets be real viewers especially knetz prefers actress with pretty faces rather than good acting skills. U dont see a lot of actress with good acting skills but average face making hits in drama/movie compared to actors with average face but good acting. Sad reality tbh.

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  138. RIP woo Bong shik
    I remember Bak Yong-ha from winter sonata suicide now it was sad I really liked him.
    As for netizens there are many reasons for actors suicide other than idols acting
    This field needs luck and knowing people with power. I'm with them about crappy acting and taking lead without audition it's unfair to actors but every year there is one or two dramas using idols it's not like they are in every drama. They use idols to sell drama overseas cause like it or not netizens many people watch Korean dramas for those idols only. So one or two dramas with idols as lead or second lead is not that much.
    Of course I feel sad for him but not every actor will make it in this field as idols not all of them make it.

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  139. I think international kpop fans dont understand why exactly knetz are harsh towards idols acting.
    I know how they feel.
    There was this one girl who just debuted as an actress back then, who landed the LEAD role in a PRIMETIME drama hour. Her acting was terrible, but was not criticized that much because her mother was a very well respected veteran actress and her father was an awesome veteran actor.
    It was her background that got her the opportunity.
    And yet, really good teen actors get supporting and background roles. It was funny and frustrating watching the maid in the series act better than the lead actress.

    knetz know when an idol is deserving of their opportunity, they praise them when they do well (that girl from apink).
    But when an idol doesnt do well, they have the right to criticize because they are the audience, they're the ones buying the product.
    PDs really need to think before lowering the quality of their products.

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  140. As someone who suffers from severe bouts of sadness, your comment isn't selfish just kind of... Like I know and acknowledge in my head that yes, there are more people suffering and there are people who want to live but can't, I just can't seem to wake myself up in the morning and want to live, to breath.
    I've had people rub it in my face, saying oh, get over and oh you should fight it, people have it worse and it makes me feel so bad and so worthless. I want to live but at the same time I want to die. Suicide is horrible but at the same time, when you feel so sad, lost and lonely it seems like the best solution or best way for your problems.
    (Sorry... word vomit I just =.=''')

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  141. Exactly they are just annoying. As if anything might go wrong with actors they blame it on idols. I feel sorry for him but netizens are just annoying with their hate for idol.

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  142. suicide often isn't a "choice" when you're severely depressed.

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  143. I think... many people who are suicidal actually know they are going to hurt people it's just... they will think it is beter in the long run for everyone and for themselves as well.

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  144. The comment was meant to mean that while some got it easy riding to fame, others work hard all their lives and never did. But it's really unnecessary to bring idol in, as that situation happen in every occupation. That is part of life.

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  145. And you still have the courage to say people that commit suicide are selfish? Do you think your loved one was selfish? He was just suffering and looks like nobody noticed it, since you all dont know "answers or reasons". Maybe he just needed attention or someone to talk to and there wasnt anyone for him. Its not your fault or your family's fault but he DEFINITELY wasnt selfish.

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  146. That scenario you said though, it's called nepotism and it happens even in Hollywood, not just Korea. Miley Cyrus, Liv Tyler, so many who got famous because of their parents. So yeah, international fans understand too because it's not just something unique to Korea.

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  147. What if he didn't get roles because he was a shitty actor?

    I mean for fuck sake, a man died and all these netizens can think to do is turn it into the idol blame game. That shit is just disrespectful to basically everyone involved. Just offer your condolences and shut up. Don't be a cock hole and try to turn a tragedy into some agenda.

    Rest in peace Woo Bong Shik.

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  148. Exactly. I hate when people stand in judgment on suicide and suicidal individuals.

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  149. Except HONEY, not all of us believe in God or this so-called "law of the highest being". So get your religious-based judgment the fuck out of here.

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  150. Um, no. There are ways to go on for suicidal people who are able to reach out to some kind of support system, but unfortunately that isn't always the case.

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  151. Are you being selfish because you are saying this without experience of depression? No, but you are being ignorant. There are always two sides of things. Committing suicides are in the extremes, but that just shows you how much your mind can turn against you. I have been suffering from depression for two years now, and I still do. Depression is not just sadness. It's like drowning, and falling into a black hole, and as you fall deeper, you loose all your goals, dreams, and purposes along the way. People sometimes always tend to say what they see from the outside. You never really see things the way we do, until you walk a mile in our shoes. Trust me, we want to live, we want to be happy. We know that suicide is going to take away the life that we have, but depression is a hard enemy to fight. I hate it when people make it seem so easy to do, but in all honesty, it's the hardest thing to deal with. With the feeling of despair, loneliness, self pity, and uninspired mind; one cannot simply go on sometimes.

    I'm not advertising suicide, sometimes you just have to see the other side of the story to grasp the concept of things.

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  152. 3. [+56, -7] People need to stop glamorizing suicide by saying that there will be better opportunities in their next life. That only encourages suicidal people to actually go through with it because it gives them the delusion that they can end their misery now for something better later. Differentiate your words between distortion and sympathy. Suicide is murder. You gain nothing out of death and life is something you are only given once. You will not be reborn again for something better so please do not commit suicide.

    OMG the only comment that makes sense,thank you,need I say anything else because this is exactly what I was thinking
    PS: These Knetizens comments are so disgusting,shame on them 80% of these comments did not offer condolences but bashing and hating of idols.Guess what, idols are way more honorable than you.They do not sit behind a computer screen and hate senselessly on people who are complete strangers to them.


    I know it's not always the same people commenting,that this site mostly translate negative comments and that this doesn't represent the majority of opinions but in a case where someone commits suicide,these people dare comment like the lowest scum of the earth on a dead person's article,just SMH. This made me angry,absolutely no respect.

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  153. Rest in peace, Woo Bang Shik-ssi. Honestly, we don't even know specifically the reason why he hung himself. It could have been a totally different problem that is unrelated to his field of work.

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  154. Here is a fun fact about the television industry: The television show is not the product, you are. A television show is literally nothing more than a vehicle to make you watch TV so you can see the commercials. You are the real product and they are selling you to various advertisers. A show's quality is a secondary concern to getting people to watch. They don't care if you watch it because you want to watch your oppar or if you watch it because you like to bitch about how terrible so and so was. They just care that you watch it.

    Oh and famous and/or connected people getting roles because they are famous and/or connected is hardly a Korea-exclusive issue. It happens in every single entertainment industry in the world because famous people = money.

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  155. You said it beautifully.
    Humans are not meant to be alone, we are social. That's why we are born within families, develop friendships, etc. We all have our flaws and suffer, but with mutual support and understanding, we can overcome even what seems impossible.

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  156. That could be one of the leading factors of his depression and ultimate decision though.

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  157. Both of you are selfish. But you are more selfish i guess.

    While life can change from hell to ordinary if u find sincerely find a way, your loved ones like parents or spouse or best friend etc could not find the new you or change someone to become you.

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  158. 1. [+93, -10] So many actors spend a decade at a time scraping the floor of the industry as no names, barely getting anywhere despite their hard work and these idols get popular off of one song, which gives them a one way ticket into acting... viewers then have to put up with crappy acting... This is the result of absurdity.



    Agree with this. They need to stop doing this. It's ruining the drama industry and it's ruining the lives of legit actors.

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  159. According to some knets, everything is idols' faults.

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  160. No what's ruining the drama industry is shitty and cliche story lines and popular crappy actors/actress who can't even act as well as Eunjung.

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  161. I'm looking at you Kim Myungsoo. Worst idol actor I have ever seen.

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  162. kinda agree and not agree
    although idk why he committed suicide but i can say for sure that idols sometimes have special treatment to go into acting .... idk if he was a great actor or not but idols who cannot act should at least begin with supporting roles like him or less than that orz
    i kinda understand how krn netizens feel cuz i would be pretty pissed if someone gets there out of recognition instead of talent.. but again it is what idols are mostly all abt ._. dont hate me for saying that xD just putting my opinion out there

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  163. this may be harsh but i'm pretty sure that suicidal someone in one way or another tried and prayed for someone to notice that he/she needs help.. if you failed to notice that.. then yeah...maybe its right to blame yourself a little.

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