Mbc Apologizes For Inappropriate Portrayal Of Muslims In Drama Man Who Dies To Live

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MBC Apologizes For Inappropriate Portrayal Of Muslims In Drama Man Who Dies To Live
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MBC Apologizes For Inappropriate Portrayal Of Muslims In Drama Man Who Dies To Live

On July 21, MBC posted an official apology on Twitter after being criticized for misrepresenting Islamic culture in new drama Man Who Dies To Live in a way that many deemed disrespectful.

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MBC opened the post by explaining that the drama is fictional and apologized for any possible harm they may have caused. The broadcasting station repeatedly emphasized that they did not intend to offend any specific culture or religion, and closed the post by assuring viewers that they will be more cautious in the future.

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"Man Who Dies to Live" apologizes to Muslims

MBC drama "Man Who Dies to Live" apologized for the criticism that it made Islam look funny.

A word of apology came up on the official homepage saying, "The drama was based on an imaginary land and all the characters and locations in the drama are fiction. We have no intentions to make fun of anything or anyone, especially the Islam. We apologize for any misunderstandings".

The drama was criticized for creating a woman wearing a bikini in a hijab or drinking alcohol. They were also sitting arrogantly in front of the Quran.

Actor Shin Sung Rok personally apologizes for drama 'Man Who Dies to Live's controversy regarding Islam culture
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Actor Shin Sung Rok personally apologizes for drama 'Man Who Dies to Live's controversy regarding Islam culture

When MBC drama 'Man Who Dies to Live' first aired back on July 19, the contents angered international fans for inappropriate usage of clothing, settings, and other objects from Islam culture.

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After the controversy, MBC issued an apology to international fans for their mistakes, and the drama came to a wraps this past August 24. Lead male actor Shin Sung Rok held an interview with media outlets in light of his drama coming to an end, where he personally apologized for the past controversy regarding Islam culture.

[Photos + Videos] Added posters and new teasers for the upcoming Korean drama
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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

[HanCinema's Drama Review]
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[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Man Who Dies to Live" Episodes 1-2

Count Said Faid Ali (played by Choi Min-soo) is The Sheik- not literally, but that's the character type he aspires to. Such clichs about the Middle East are more than a little antiquated. It's hard to escape the sheer cartoonishness of Count Said Faid Ali's supervillain palace, complete with sexy women in blasphemous swimsuits that couple headscarves with cleavage. By the end of the sandstorm it's pretty thoroughly established that Count Said Faid Ali is from a pretty weird world.

...But actually, Count Said Faid Ali is from Korea. Once that's explained, we move into the world of Ho-rim (played by Sin Seong-rok), a nebbish bank employee. He struggles with trying to resign from the job that he hates, and can't even stand up to his wife Ji-yeong (played by Kang Ye-won) when she tries to take the family on an unwanted vacation. Take note, though, that Ho-rim never comes off as a particularly sympathetic.