Mother of Seo Woojin responded to internet outrage over the child actor’s gender identity in the film ‘Hi Bye, Mama’. How do you think?
As you would possibly have known, child actor Seo Woojin is currently featured in tvN’s ‘Hi Bye, Mama!’ as Jo Seowoo, a daughter of Cha Yuri (played by Kim Taehee).
Although Seo Woojin could be a boy, he has garnered attention for perfectly portraying the character, showing his stable acting skills within the drama.
Previously, the assembly team has announced, “We cast him because he looks clone of Kim Taehee and since of his stable acting skills.” However, some toxic Netizens are still criticizing him. They argued that a young boy wearing a skirt and playing the role of a woman could affect his personal identity in the future.
Regarding this, on March 30th, the mother of Seo Woojin left a length message, explaining her side. She wrote,
“I put up with it, but let me say a few words…
There are so many people worried about Woojin’s gender identity.
But Woojin is a smart kid who understands well what he’s doing now and why he’s acting as Seowoo.
We didn’t audition with greed to play the lead role Seowoo.
Of course, when we were offered the role of a girl, I asked Woojin for his opinion.
Woojin was willing to say it was okay and he could do it.
Anyone who actually saw him would know.
He likes the words ‘handsome’ and ‘cool’ rather than ‘pretty’ and ‘beautiful.’
His dream is to be Hulk.
He said he wants to be a strong man like Hulk.
His father finished his Ph.D. and is working as a psychologist,
and I majored in psychology, too.
We know more about Woojin than anyone else.
I hope you don’t prejudge or spread false rumors.
I know and care for and love my child better than anyone else.
I think it’s a matter for you to reconsider that you guys are over-criticizing just because Woojin plays a girl role.
There are many people who always support Woojin.
Thank you really much.
We will do our best for the rest of the shooting.
Please show interest and love until the end.”
Mother of Seo Woojin responded to internet outrage over the child actor’s gender identity in the film ‘Hi Bye, Mama’. Don’t forget to catch up with the latest Korean entertainment news with us every day!