International Fans Boycott New Mbc Drama Man Who Dies To Live For Cultural Appropriation

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International fans boycott new MBC drama 'Man Who Dies to Live' for cultural appropriation
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International fans boycott new MBC drama 'Man Who Dies to Live' for cultural appropriation

A new MBC drama which began airing this past July 19, by the title of 'Man Who Dies to Live', has international fans outraged for appropriating Islam culture. 

The drama stars Choi Min Soo, Shin Sung Rok, Kang Ye Won, Lee So Yeon, and more, and tells the story of a Korean man who ends up living in a small, fictional kingdom in the Middle East in the 1970's. The man, who earns the name Said Faad Ali during his stay in the Middle Eastern Kingdom, earns high social status there, receiving the ruler's favor. However, he discovers that he has a daughter in Korea, and is ordered by the ruler of the kingdom to go find his daughter in one month, after which Said Faad Ali will marry the ruler's daughter. 

Drama that almost lost 20 million dollars was saved thanks to international fans
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Drama that almost lost 20 million dollars was saved thanks to international fans

This K-Drama was a complete flop in Korea, standing to lose a budget of $19.8 million, but they avoided suffering a loss thanks to their international fans.

With actress Lee Young Ae making an acting comeback for this drama after an eleven-year hiatus and the script being penned by renowned writer Park Eun Ryeong, Saimdang, Lights Diary was expected to be an all-out success.

With a whopping budget of ₩22.5 billion KRW ($19.8 million USD), the show would have had to be a critical success to gain a net profit domestically.

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Upcoming Korean drama "Man Who Dies to Live"

Added the upcoming Korean drama "Man Who Dies to Live"'s page to HanCinema database

"Man Who Dies to Live" (2017)

Directed by Ko Dong-seon

Written by Kim Seon-hee

With Choi Min-soo, Kang Ye-won, Sin Seong-rok,...

"Man Who Dies to Live" is a drama about a man who became a count in a kingdom in the Middle East in the 1970s, appearing in front of this daughter and son-in-law one day.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2017/07

Source:www.hancinema.net/kor...

International netizens debate about cultural appropriation after Jackson sports dreadlocks in 'Pepsi' ad
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International netizens debate about cultural appropriation after Jackson sports dreadlocks in 'Pepsi' ad

International fans are in a heated debate about cultural appropriation after GOT7's Jacksonsported dreadlocks in his new advertisement forPepsi China.

Many international fans and social media users have gone on to his Instagram to state that wearing dreadlocks is a form of cultural appropriation and that he should apologize. In response to this, Jackson said, "LOL...that's ridiculous". He further added, "I don't think I'm the only one doing this and if people are gonna point fingers at this, so be it...haters gon hate. I have all my respect and love for all RACE. But if you think this whole thing is disrespecting or mock a race, I'm really sorry but you are on the wrong page. I made this decision because I was too in love with the culture. No matter if it's music wise, people, background or anything, and I truly respect it with my heart. It's a complete misunderstanding"

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[Photos + Videos] Added posters and new teasers for the upcoming Korean drama "Man Who Dies to Live"

Added posters and new teasers for the upcoming Korean drama "Man Who Dies to Live"

"Man Who Dies to Live" (2017)

Directed by Ko Dong-seon

Written by Kim Seon-hee

With Choi Min-soo, Kang Ye-won, Sin Seong-rok, Lee So-yeon, Jasper Cho, Kim Byeong-ok,...

24 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00

"Man Who Dies to Live" is a drama about a man who became a count in a kingdom in the Middle East in the 1970s, appearing in front of this daughter and son-in-law one day.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2017/07/19