The Blue House releases an official statement in response to citizens' plea of getting Snowdrop cancelled

The Blue House has responded to a petition to cancel the upcoming JTBC drama 'Snowdrop' starring BLACKPINK's Jisoo and Jung Hae In. Read on to find out.
Snowdrop official poster starring BLACKPINK's Jisoo and Jung Hae In Snowdrop official poster starring BLACKPINK's Jisoo and Jung Hae In (Pic credit - JTBC)
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BLACKPINK's Jisoo's official drama debut, Snowdrop as a lead actress has been in the news ever since it was announced. Snowdrop is a drama set in 1987 and revolves around students, among whom, one is a ‘spy’, one's a National Intelligence Service Agent and one a mysterious doctor. Snowdrop boasts of a stellar cast headlined by BLACKPINK's Jisoo, Jung Hae In, Kim Hye Yoon, Jang Seung Jo and Yoo In Na. Korean fans believe that the makers of the drama have distorted facts related to the pro-democracy movement of the 1980s in favour of the authoritarian regime, based on an incomplete version of the plotline that had been leaked online.

JTBC, the official broadcast network clarified that Snowdrop does not disparage the pro-democracy movement or glamorizes being a spy or working for the NSP. It is a simple fictional story, unrelated to the drama’s actual content or the production’s staff’s intentions. JTBC even requested the netizens to refrain from making reckless speculation about the drama. However, their pleas fell on K-netizens' deaf ears who submitted petitions to The Blue House demanding action against those who are associated with the drama.

The Blue House has finally reacted to K-netizens petition and public outcry and released an official response to the matter. The Blue House stated that since the drama is in the middle of production and the channel, JTBC has already issued a clarification on the matter, it is not advisable to cancel the drama without knowing the real truth. The Blue House shared that following the fourth clause of the Broadcasting Law, 'creative works are free to pursue their own individualistic expression, it is something that needs to be approached with caution'.

This means that for now the drama is allowed to continue with its production, but if the makers and the broadcast network are found distorting facts and information, they will be dealt with severely. Not only will the regulation committee for broadcasts be closely monitoring Snowdrop, but the producers will also have to take full responsibility should it come to that point.

ALSO READ: Cast, Summary, Updates: Everything you need to know about Snowdrop, a "controversial" KDrama in the making

What are your thoughts on this issue? Share your thoughts with Pinkvilla in the comments below.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

i want this to be continued :((( Was looking forward to it

Anonymous 1 month ago

Same with joseon exorcist like..

Anonymous 1 month ago

Its fiction guys please

Anonymous 1 month ago

Oh my such a relief I thought that they have stopped the prod

Anonymous 1 month ago

Just let it be...

Anonymous 1 month ago

Anonymous 1 month ago

Maybe they don't understand what's fiction and non-fiction. Lol. ~ Looking forward to this drama.. I'm so excited to see jisoo in her acting skills.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I didn't understand this but can someone please charity me if it will get cancelled bc I waited for this drama and it will just cancelled please anyone tell me if it will really get cancel

Anonymous 1 month ago

No it’s not gonna get cancelled, but the blue house will still watch the drama closely to see if there’s anything wrong with it. I’m so relieved it’ll not get canceled I waited for this for so long :(

Anonymous 1 month ago

It's called Entertainment for a reason & Fiction for those citizens who don't get it means it will not reflect TRUTHS! These anti-fans are out to destroy more careers!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Relieved that I can get to see this drama.

Anonymous 1 month ago

it’s just a drama for pete’s sake!! fictional drama!!! don’t people have brains to know what is fictional or not?

Anonymous 1 month ago

Jisoooooooooooooooooooo

Anonymous 1 month ago

Literally our jisoo can be in drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

Thank you blue house for being rational and sensible! And Korean netizens gotta chill a bit. Why are they sensitive and intolerant towards anything and everything. Korea seems like a hi-tech India. Freedom of creativity is dying everywhere. People never complain about movies glorifying male domination Or domestic violence or stereotyping or even use of violence. But cry offended for petty stuff! Grow up people, open up your minds!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Am so relieved that Snowdrop isn't cancelled because I am a blink and was eagerly waiting for one of the members to make a lead debut in the acting world and when I heard that Jisso was finally going to make it I was really very excited.

Anonymous 1 month ago

I was like "what?" I only bought a 1-year Netflix subscription to see jisoo's "Snowdrop".

Anonymous 1 month ago

I am worried that this drama will be cancelled but wht a relief that this drama is not going to cancel i looking forward to jisoo's acting i like jisoo's unni so much that i want to see her acting so badly☺️

Anonymous 1 month ago

Woah....for a moment I stopped breathing

Anonymous 1 month ago

It may be a fictional story but still these kinds of dramas have to be produced carefully so not to cause an outrage among the citizens.

Anonymous 1 month ago

You just said 'Fictional story'! Do they truly not understand it's not real & not based on history? Though I live in the US I have been enjoying these shows & even k-pop and I am appalled at the power anti-fans have to destroy careers! This drama is fiction therefore it will not seriously portray truth to history so citizens should not expect it too nor should they cause an uproar!!

Anonymous 1 month ago

I Think that Snowdrop must continuous.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Of course same here...I also think that pricky worthless issue's Canty be able to cancelled my jisoo's first drama

Anonymous 1 month ago

Ufff so much of disputes for a frictional drama which is based on a fictional story

Anonymous 1 month ago

I was like WHERE WAS THIS OUTRAGE WHEN POCAHONTAS GOT AN OK but then I remembered completely different countries, completely different situations..

Anonymous 1 month ago

Yes, but still. These kinds of things become a huge problem in India often too.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Thank God they're allowing to continue the broadcast. I was really looking forward to jisoos acting

Anonymous 1 month ago

Yup, same here! I'm really happy she can get a opportunity to act:)

Anonymous 1 month ago

I hope this drama realize after 2021

Anonymous 1 month ago

Ikrr how could they just cancel a drama like this???