The Ministry of Culture decided to stop an ad campaign featuring Oh Young-soo (Valerie Macon/AFP)
On Friday, the South Korean judiciary charged actor Oh Young-soo, one of the stars of the TV series “squid game” (Squid Game), by taking action sexual assault 2017.
In January, the 78-year-old actor became the first South Korean to win an award Golden Globeafter the role of the old contestant he played in the dark suspense series that was shown on “Netflix”.
And local reports indicated, according to “Agence France Presse”, that the Public Prosecution Office in South Korea formally charged the actor, Thursday, with touching a woman’s body inappropriately in 2017. The actor was released.
An official at the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office in the southern suburbs of Seoul confirmed this information to AFP.
And South Korean media reported that the Ministry of Culture decided to stop an ad campaign in which Oh Young-soo appeared.
At its release, the series was considered a scathing critique of the excesses of the capitalist system, as it depicts characters from marginalized groups in South Korea who participate in traditional games for children with the aim of winning a huge amount of money, and the poor kill each other out of a desire for profit.
Tens of millions have watched “The Squid Game” since it premiered in 2021, and it remains one of the most popular series on “Netflix”.
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