Moon Geun Young Addresses “Gift Controversy”; Explains Why She Uses Social Media


Actress Moon Geun Young addressed the so-called “gift controversy.”

On December 7, Moon Geun Young said in an interview, “I think that my Instagram is a place for me to communicate with my fans.”

She had been swept up in controversy earlier when she had written on her Instagram, “If you’re going to send gifts, do it well, properly.” At the time, Moon Geun Young’s fans had interpreted it to be a sign of their closeness, whereas people who didn’t know the relationship that Moon Geun Young has with her fans criticized her for being rude to her fans.

About that, Moon Geun Young relayed, “I had a philosophy before that I would never accept gifts from fans. However, my fans said that they wanted to send me gifts regardless. So that was a post to say, ‘Then do as you like.'” She clarified, “I stay close with my fans, so I expressed that comfortably, but people who don’t know the whole story thought that I was forcing my fans to give me gifts.”

She also revealed the mature side of herself as she said, “I wondered what my social media was for. I used to think social media was a space to write my thought and my thought status, but I realized that since there are people reading those things, the posts could be twisted and the wrong message could be received.”

One time, such a wrong message was sent that I thought, ‘I’m writing for the people who are reading this,” she said. “I thought that was the wrong thought to have, so I was going to stop using it, but since I wasn’t working for a period of time, I didn’t have a place to communicate to my fans in. I started Instagram because I heard it was a place for just pictures. I don’t care if I get swept up in controversy. I want to talk to my fans honestly.”

Meanwhile, Moon Geun Young returned to the small screens with the drama, “The Village – Achiara’s Secret.”

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