Yoon Ji Oh Thanks Jung Woo Sung For Messages Of Support
Yoon Ji Oh revealed messages between herself and Jung Woo Sung and expressed her gratitude for his support.
On April 23, Yoon Ji Oh shared screenshots of messages exchanged between herself and Jung Woo Sung that begin on April 17. In the messages, Jung Woo Sung voices his support for Yoon Ji Oh and her situation. In her caption, Yoon Ji Oh expresses her thanks toward several people including Jung Woo Sung and shares how significant his support was during her difficult times.
Yoon Ji Oh is currently a witness for Jang Ja Yeon’s sexual assault case, and she brought to light many of the injustices her colleague suffered at the hands of several prominent figures in the business, political, and entertainment sectors.
Read their full conversation below:
Jung Woo Sung: Ji Oh. I was going to reply to your message earlier this afternoon, but I couldn’t find it then. I went and searched through my Instagram, and now I see it again. I thought you might have deleted it, but it appears that it was an issue with all services related to Facebook. Umm… I’ve somehow ended up seeing all of the articles related to “News Plaza,” JTBC, “Darth Vader,” and your book concert.
Yoon Ji Oh: Hello. Thank you so much. You’re the first actor to reply to my messages.
Jung Woo Sung: It’s no problem, you don’t have to be thankful.
Yoon Ji Oh: I think that just your attention [to this issue] will make things uncomfortable for you and put you in danger. It only makes sense for me to be grateful.
Jung Woo Sung: There’s no danger to me.
Yoon Ji Oh: I really enjoyed your movie.
Jung Woo Sung: You are the one who endured the danger and overcome it. What I want to say first is that as an actor, I want to apologize for not knowing that there were people who dreamed of being actors and experienced that kind of pain.
Yoon Ji Oh: Because I was ignorant, weak, and young, there are actors who are probably going through a hard time. I’d like to be the one to apologize for stirring up confusion in the entertainment industry just because of one person like me.
Read Yoon Ji Oh’s full post below:
While I’m mentioning people I’m thankful for today, I’d like to sincerely express how thankful I am towards actor Jung Woo Sung, who has been such a blessing and a source of comfort.
When everyone ignored me, despite being a singer himself, Lee Kang Hee of D’avant protected me by filming me as a staff member. At the time, I didn’t have a secure shelter, protection, or a smart watch. So I thought that recording myself with a camera 24 hours a day was a way of protecting myself. I am so thankful to the three staff members who helped.
Kim Hyang Gi, who appeared as heroine Ji Woo in the film ‘Innocent Witness,’ and her like (on Yoon Ji Oh’s Instagram post)… Her one action gave me courage and moved me. As I was preparing for my book concert, I sent a few DMs (direct messages on Instagram) to people in the entertainment industry whom I thought would have open minds. Everyone ignored me, ostracized me, and looked the other way. Even my family, friends, and colleagues left me. When the slander began and the malicious comments came, actor Jung Woo Sung offered a warm hand.
I don’t think I’ll ever forget him, not even if I die. I’ve always thought of him as an honest, upright actor. He’s changed my belief into trust.
Due to hacking problems, I left him my number. Through texts and long phone calls, he left me touched with such resonance and gave me great courage.
Jung Woo Sung told me, ‘You have become someone like a cross and bell tower.’ He has become someone so dignified, and tried to understand how difficult and painful testifying is.
He also gave me the permission and honor to draw him at the exhibition that will be held in Coex in June.
A few hours ago, I received an award from the Whistleblowers Foundation as a whistleblower and witness. A few reporters came, but I couldn’t find any articles about my receiving a prize as a witness. Seeing a flood of articles criticizing me and also seeing my relatives and senior actors telling me to stop now… I wondered what they were so scared of, what they were so embarrassed of, and whether they are people with sound beliefs. Now, I cannot accept them as colleagues or as family. It was my decision to live my life as a witness. Though they may not understand it, I want to ask them not to criticize it.
Not being able to eat or sleep much, these days, every day has been like going back and forth from heaven and hell. But still, I am grateful for every day that has been given to me. I plan to continue on with even more strength and boldness.
Whether you rebuke, dislike, hate, insult, support, or encourage me, I want to let you all know that you are all precious people who exist in this world. I want to thank and bless each and every one of you. I will pray for you with tears every day.