SEOUL – The Seoul West District Court has officially rejected the non-airing lawsuit filed by the community organization (ormas) Declaration of Global Citizens for the drama Snowdrop. The verdict was announced on December 29, 2021.
“Even though Snowdrop contains historical distortions, the possibility of people to simply believe the story as fact is very low,” the judge was quoted as saying. Soompi, Thursday (30/12/2021).
Not only that, the court also revealed that currently there is no written rule that prohibits actors from the entertainment world from adapting the 1987 pro-democracy movement into a story.
“It’s different, if the content involves a certain mass organization. If that happens, then it is very possible that the broadcast violates the rights of the mass organization and action can be taken,” said the court in the verdict.
Drama Snowdrop has been rejected by the Korean public long before its debut on television, on December 18 last. The program was accused of distorting history by involving North Korean spies in the pro-democracy era in 1987.
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