Penthouse actress Kim So Yeon recalls harassment from fans of an idol group

Penthouse Kim So Yeon bullied by first-generation K-pop idol fans

Penthouse actress Kim So-Yeon recalled being harassed by the fans of a first-generation K-pop idol group during her debut days. On May 3, the K-drama star appeared on tvN’s You Quiz On The Block and discussed her extensive career beginning in 1996.

Recalling her debut days, she admitted that she suffered from ‘celebrity disease‘ and things were different overall. She also shared about her marriage with actor Lee Sang-Woo. Furthermore, So-Yeon highlighted a troublesome period of her life when she was subjected to harassment from the fans of a first-generation idol group.

Kim So-Yeon faced harassment from first-generation K-pop idol fans after performing a skit

Kim So Yeon was harassed by first-generation K-pop idol fans
Yoo Jae-Suk reacting to Kim So-Yeon’s account (Image via Naver)

While talking with MC Yoo Jae-Suk and Jo Se-Ho, veteran actress Kim So-Yeon recalled being traumatized and harassed after appearing on a show with a first-gen K-pop idol group. She shared that she performed a skit with a member of the K-pop idol group, and one of the scenes required the K-pop idol to lift her on his back, which resulted in full-fledged fan outrage upon broadcast.

Fans graffiti vulgar comments on her apartment building
Kim So-Yeon talking about vulgar graffiti on her elevator (Image via Naver)
  • So-Yeon shared that some of the fans went to the extent of tracking her location and residential address. They used to leave vulgar messages on the complex’s shared areas, such as the elevator and playground.
  • Due to this, she has sad memories of her mother going out with a scrub to erase the messages. “My mother had to wipe off all the graffiti containing various profanities [targeted to me],” Kim So-Yeon said.

Fans of the first-generation idol boycotted Kim So-Yeon during a live performance

The Happy Home star further shared that one of the incidents that largely impacted her was during the promotion of her debut film Change. The actress, as the lead of the movie, was going to perform the OST of the film on stage with singer Jo Jang-Hyuk at a music show. However, her scheduled appearance overlapped with the idol group’s showcase.

Fans boycott Kim So-Yeon's live performance.
Kim So-Yeon on You Quiz On The Block (Image via Naver)
  • The audience primarily consisted of the first-generation idol group‘s fans, who reacted very harshly to her performance. Kim So-Yeon shared that the audience went silent when she first stepped upon the stage. There weren’t any sounds, but later people began to whisper until they went in an uproar of “Get lost.”
  • Further, Kim So-Yeon confessed that, at that time, she handled the matter professionally. However, after years, she looks back on the audience’s boycott of her performance and realizes that it was upsetting to her.
  • The You Quiz On The Block’s host, Yoo Jae-Suk, responded to Kim So-Yeon’s confession that the fans must have regretted their actions after growing up.

Kim So-Yeon is currently starring in Tale of The Nine-Tailed 1938

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Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 is the second installment of the 2020 successful K-drama Tale of the Nine-Tailed. The second season serves as a prequel and stars Lee Dong-Wook, Kim Bum, and Kim So-Yeon.

The Action-Fantasy K-drama is airing on tvN starting May 6, 2023. Its first two episodes depicting the past of the nine-tailed fox, are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Meanwhile, its first season is available to stream on Netflix.


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