Christian Liberal Party Sues tvN For Glorifying North Korea In “Crash Landing On You”
tvN’s “Crash Landing on You” has been accused of violating the National Security Act (NSA) for glorifying North Korea.
On January 22, Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency revealed that they were reviewing an accusation made by the Christian Liberal Party against tvN on January 9.
“Crash Landing on You” tells the story of a wealthy heiress named Yoon Se Ri (played by Son Ye Jin) who finds herself trapped in North Korea after a paragliding incident. She is discovered by North Korean soldier Ri Jung Hyuk (played by Hyun Bin), who falls in love with her while helping her hide.
In a statement released on January 10, the Christian Liberal Party explained, “North Korea has never once lowered the guns they have directed at us. As a result of a president and broadcasting corporation who are unable to differentiate enemies, our citizens have been instigated.”
They continued, “Following the National Security Act, one should not praise or follow any anti-national organizations that compromise the existence of South Korea. We wish for the instigators to be investigated as soon as possible and strictly punished.”
Article 7 Clause 1 of the National Security Act states, “Knowingly compromising the nation’s existence, safety, or basic order of liberal democracy and praising, supporting, advertising, and/or following anti-national organizations by receiving orders or as a participating member, or advertising and/or instigating national affairs will result in a maximum of seven years of penal servitude.”
A representative of the police stated, “We have not officially begun investigations and are still reviewing the matter.” They added, “The judicial precedent for punishing dramas containing false content as a violation of the NSA is rare.”
tvN’s “Crash Landing On You” is currently scheduled for a broadcasting change due to the upcoming Lunar New Year and will not air this week.