The Korea Communication Standards Commission is currently reviewing a kiss scene from KBS 2TV’s weekend drama, “Father Is Strange.”
On June 12, a representative from the commission revealed that complaints were filed for the kiss scene between Lee Joon and Jung So Min that aired on June 11, saying that the scene depicts sexual harassment in the workplace.
In the scene, Ahn Joong Hee (Lee Joon) ends up being late to set because of Byun Mi Young (Jung So Min). Later, for filming, Ahn Joong Hee gets kiss marks drawn on his face. The director points out that the lip marks look too fake, and tells Byun Mi Young to kiss Ahn Joong Hee to create the marks instead. When Byun Mi Young hesitates to do so, the director mentions how she showed up late to set. After Byun Mi Young kisses Ahn Joong Hee on the cheeks, the director asks for one more on Ahn Joong Hee’s lips, and once more pushes her to do so when she hesitates.
Although the scene was to show the two characters developing feelings toward each other, viewers voiced concerns for the apparent depiction of sexual harassment in the workplace.
Meanwhile, “Father Is Strange” airs every Saturday and Sunday at 7:55 p.m. KST.
Watch the scene in the latest episode of “Father Is Strange” here: