Historical drama 'Joseon Exorcist' faces extreme backlash, loses all sponsorships, and cancels airing due to history distortion

Article: 'Joseon Exorcist' under controversy for distorting history, Chinese reactions to current situation

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1. [+792] I hate this so much ㅠ I don't want to hear these things from the Chinese.. why are things like this lately

2. [+477] I can't believe such a ridiculous drama passed in the initial stages in the first place

3. [+368] A drama that is totally dumping oil on what the Chinese have already been claiming  ^^

4. [+257] First the Chinese bibimbap in 'Vincenzo'... it's so sad that we're seeing more and more Chinese products in our dramas

5. [+181] When making a drama about real life figures, please only write about the facts. No more things from the imaginations. Let's please realize the reality that we're in.

6. [+120] This drama is a total distortion of history. They're wrong the wrong hats, they have the wrong architecture... if they're not going to reflect actual history, why not just turn it into a fictional world? Why use the names of actual figures and cause this confusion?

7. [+187] Fail fail fail. The drama's going to lose all its sponsors and end its run early ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

8. [+60] Everything needs to be changed from the hair to the clothes ㅡㅡ I had high expectations going in but then wondered if I was watching some Chinese drama


Article: 'Joseon Exorcist' gets cut off from every single ad sponsor, becomes the nation's first 'no sponsor' drama

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1. [+100] As you deserve~

2. [+81] It's gotta be a feat to have a drama be canceled just after the first episode

3. [+56] Just close the whole thing, I won't be watching it

4. [+38] *spit*

5. [+39] A good lesson in what will happen if you distort our history

6. [+27] Do not mess with King Sejong's name... all of this would've been fine if they had done it like 'Moon Who Embraces the Sun' by just taking the historical context and making fictional characters...

7. [+27] Poor actors... all because of these thoughtless directors and scriptwriters

8. [+13] I'm surprised that this was even broadcast at all, and that it was chosen by producers in the first place


Article: The viewers have won... 'Joseon Exorcist' eventually taken off air

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1. [+319, -8] This was the best result. The producers are at fault but I don't think the cast can evade responsibility for this either. They obviously read the script before choosing to partake in it.

2. [+215, -1] They might just take it off air in Korea but still allow it to be streamed in other countries. We can't let this be the end. We must hold international streaming services accountable ㅡㅡ It's obvious China will continue to use these drama scenes as further evidence to support their claims ㅋㅋ

3. [+131, -4] All of the cast members and staff need to upload apology letters and study for and pass the Korean history certification exam!

4. [+57, -1] Simply taking it off air isn't enough. The scriptwriter must be kicked out of the industry forever.

5. [+41, -0] They better not dare think of exporting this drama overseas. Terminate all recordings and no contracts should be allowed with foreign medias, especially China. This is embarrassing.