Actress shim eun woo opened about being dubbed next park yeon jin,
On March 24, Shim Eun Woo updated his Instagram with two long posts, explaining his thoughts after the success of ‘. splendor‘ brought her news again in the limelight.
Earlier in March 2021, Shim Eun Woo was embroiled in a controversy when an unnamed accuser ‘A’ took to an online community forum to expose the actress’ alleged bullying during her middle school days. ‘A’ claimed that Shim Eun Woo had led a group of students to bully him by verbal abuse and spreading false rumours. He then posted an apology on March 28, 2021.
On 24 March he wrote: “Hello, today I’m going to talk about something that’s really hard to bring up. I don’t know what’s in store for me next. I think it’s probably going to get harder…
Yes. It’s been over two years since I was labeled a ‘bully’ and a ‘bullying actress’. After the drama ‘The Glory’ aired in January this year, I gathered another label ‘The Next Park Yeon Jin’…
I am not a famous actress, so I think there are many people who do not know about it.
On March 21, I was accused of bullying and apologized to the friend. The friend’s anonymous allegation against me was that he was bullied by Park Soori in 7th grade 17 years ago. ‘After fighting with Park Soori, who was one of the popular kids in school, her clique and she abused me when I passed by, then separated me and my best friend. I couldn’t ride the bus because of bullying so my parents sent me to school for two years. I dreaded going to classes, couldn’t eat or concentrate at school. So when I was in 9th standard, I transferred to another school, followed by many more transfers. Then there were tough days for my family and I am still having a hard time adjusting to the treatments. I will not be deleting this post and I sincerely hope for an apology. This was the post.
There was a process that led to a public apology 20 days after this post was published.
When I first came across the post, I had no idea who the author was until a friend contacted me and told me who it was. And once I found out who he was, I didn’t hesitate to contact him, and I contacted his sister.
I thought the right thing to do was to hear that friend’s perspective rather than outright dismiss it because I didn’t remember. But it came back to haunt me like ‘if you really don’t remember, why did you call her in the first place?’
Here’s how the call with her sister went
(I’m sorry I don’t remember, but I wish I could talk to her and if I really hurt her, I want to apologize – my sister doesn’t want to talk to you or see you) .
The day after the call, countless news articles of alleged bullying were posted, and because I was unable to have any conversation with the friend, at that point I and the agency had no choice but to deny it. I just couldn’t accept something that I didn’t remember. So in this way unknowingly the facts got disputed.
I was filming a drama at that time.fly high butterfly‘ for 6 months. I was feeling pressured and scared of the situation where the whole drama team was getting hurt because of me. I thought about it again and again. I finally decided that I should apologise, even if I had no intention of hurting anyone, if I had created a situation in which the old saying goes, ‘a stone thrown carelessly kills a frog.’
The drama team could have thrown me out of the show but they didn’t because I decided to apologise. The PD personally visited her parents’ house in Donghe and apologized repeatedly. Since the friend did not want to confront me, the PD and my agency met the friend and her sister in person at that time and apologized on my behalf. And I posted a sincere public apology on my Instagram. And it confirmed the bully to me.
From then on, I looked back on my life. Obviously, I wasn’t a model student because I wouldn’t have had this problem at all. And I’ll be honest with you, I was greedy, selfish, jealous, and wanted to stand out when I was in 7th grade.
But I still don’t understand how I was the culprit who bullied her for two years. I still don’t know why I had a fight with a friend who was in another class. I fell out of that group of friends in 8th grade and hung out with other friends, so I don’t know if it was me or someone else in the initial group that he remembered bullying until he moved to 9th grade. continued. I also don’t understand how anyone from that group or friend group who hung out in 8th grade doesn’t remember it to this day. I’m not sure if all the fingers point at me just because she remembers me as the first one to start the bullying because I never received a single phone call from the school or her family. And the part where she alleges we used to run a chicken restaurant but our family never did… There is no way for me to uncover all these questions. I’ve been training since I was in 8th grade so there was no reason to constantly pick on one person, so I’m a little disappointed.
Although, I don’t want to rule everything out. If I was ever a part of her painful memories, I apologize and I sincerely wanted to say that then and still do.
But it is very disturbing and hard for me when people think that I was a bully for my whole school life, who was called the next Yeon Jin from ‘The Glory’.
I also believe that bullying should be eradicated and the villains should be punished in ‘The Glory’. But all the hard work I have put in for my dream of becoming an actress has been negated by an anonymous post. I don’t even know who is judging me but there is pressure on me to lay low and consider myself. I am being attacked by people I don’t even know and I am not getting any project offers. Multiple malicious comments and posts…I’ve tried deactivating Instagram and deleting comments so I can’t see them, and that’s how I got to this point. But I also have parents and family… From now on I will not let it slip and will report for punishment.
Now, I’ve been writing this post with a lot of thought for a while now, but I still fear that I might not be able to come back as an actress forever.
To the writers, directors, and all of the actors and staff of Fly High Butterfly, I am so sorry that I cannot express it in words.
I’m so sorry for everything. i want to be good I’m really sorry if I’ve hurt anyone in the slightest in the past…
Mom, Dad, my family and my loved ones
I am sorry. I love you.”