[Pexers Write-Ups] Public Opinion,Mass Media and Celebrities – Part 2 #neverleaverKHJ #Waiting4KHJ
Author: AprilStarr https://www.facebook.com/HyunniesPexers
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The KHJ case will start court trial in a few days or this coming June 3rd. For those only now will hear of it, nine months ago (August,2014) an ex-girlfriend accused the HALLYU STAR of assault . Through MASS MEDIA DISPATCH she showed publicly her pictures of claimed body parts bruises and text messages allegedly between the two. A negative PUBLIC OPINION swelled though his fans were in disbelief and remained supportive.
The above shows a clear illustration of the intersecting of the three -public opinion, mass media and celebrity.
To go on with the case…
The news was picked up by other media outlets, blogs,websites,etc and continued the coverage of the scandal that rocked the Kpop world. Then the police stepped in and did its job. Even if the case was subsequently dropped by the complainant the case was still sent to the prosecutor’s office. KHJ was fined for his admission of a one time mutual fight. As the months went by if one searched through Google the scandal was mostly what you will find on KHJ on its first page.
Early this year when KHJ returned from his Japan Gemini concert tour, mass media again reported that KHJ ‘s ex girlfriend (now called Ms Choi formerly anonymously referred to as Ms A) is pregnant and both parties were talking marriage.
The formerly quiet KHJ side started to refute the news and the series of back and forth discussion between the two sides began. Public opinion started expressing that the “conversation” sort of better be done privately.
As days went by further revelations shocked the reading public as they learned the dropping of the assault case last year came not only with a public apology but with a whooping ‘behind the scene’ payment of $600,000 in spite of Ms Choi’s side saying no money was involved. Now claimed as settlement by KHJ side while Choi’s side as compensation. Why compensation, it was further claimed that Choi had miscarried due to the assault.
Another case was filed by same Ms Choi a month before KHJ’s enlistment of May 12th. This time it was for emotional stress due to pregnancy (current) asking for 1.6 billion won compensation.By the way, a sector of the public opinion makers in the internet have also been sued due to online harassment of Ms Choi.
The public came to know more hidden stories through interviews of KHJ parents (done by the Fact, 3 magazines) and those of the legal team of KHJ (TV channels) as it readies to battle it out in court with no settlement.
If the other party utilized mass media before, it is now KHJ side’s turn using it . Interestingly, public opinion has now become sympathetic to KHJ. As we all know public opinion can sway legal interpretation of laws. Mass media is not to be left behind in this as they also feature “enlightened” articles.
It is too early to predict the outcome of the case. But what we are after here is to show how public opinion, mass media and celebrities have that undeniable bond for better or for worse.
Disclaimer : the article above have simplified narration of events solely for its intended purpose.