Yoo Yeon Seok Speaks Up About The Recent Animal Abuse Controversy On Set Of “The King Of Tears, Lee Bang Won”
Yoo Yeon Seok shared his thoughts about the recent issue that happened on the set of KBS’s drama “The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won.”
The traditional epic sageuk is about King Taejong, born Lee Bang Won, who helped his father overthrow the Goryeo Dynasty and establish the Joseon Dynasty. A traditional epic sageuk is a historical drama that typically involves a large budget and cast, a long-running storyline, and depictions of real historical events and figures.
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On January 21, KBS issued an apology after an animal abuse controversy arose over a horse being injured on the drama set. There were concerns over a potential animal abuse issue in a scene where actor Kim Young Chul‘s character, Lee Seong Gye, was thrown from his horse while riding. To create this scene, the horse was pulled to the ground using a rope tied around its legs.
On January 22, Yoo Yeon Seok uploaded a photo of the incident on his Instagram story and wrote, “There shouldn’t be any more scenes where animals are killed for money and time. The safety of stunt actors must also be guaranteed.”
“The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won” will not be airing this week.