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Director of ‘The King: Eternal Monarch’ personally apologizes once again for controversial Japanese warship scenes

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Director Baek Sang Hoon of SBS‘s ongoing drama collection ‘The King: Everlasting Monarch‘ has shared a prolonged publish of apology through the drama’s official web site, referencing the manufacturing’s most newest controversy. 

Beforehand, again on April 17 in the course of the premiere of ‘The King: Everlasting Monarch’, the title sequence of the drama showcased a parallel scene between Korea as a democracy and Korea as a monarchy. Shortly afterward, controversy arose as viewers identified that most of the buildings proven within the metropolis within the Korean monarchy contained architectural designs consultant of Japanese temples. On the time, the manufacturing workers of ‘The King’ apologized in an official assertion by admitting that the errors had been solely because of the manufacturing workers’s carelessness. 

Then, throughout episode 6 of ‘The King: Everlasting Monarch’ aired again on Could 2, one other controversy arose surrounding a scene the place the Korean monarchy engages in a naval battle in opposition to the parallel universe’s Japan. After the printed, many netizens identified that the ‘Japanese warship’ proven within the drama, carrying the Japanese flag on board, very carefully resembled traditionally consultant naval ship designs of the Korean navy. 

In his private apology, director Baek Sang Hoon started, “I completely didn’t imply to depict a Korean warship as if it belonged to Japan.” He continued, “We started filming for this scene a while again in mid-January, and initially, we deliberate to compete the scene by open sourcing reference supplies. We made preparations to movie our CG sources later towards the tip of January abroad, earlier than deciding to buy any extra essential sources and go into 3D manufacturing. Nevertheless, because of the COVID19 breakout, we had been unable to journey abroad for reference filming. Later, the COVID19 state of affairs worsened in order that we couldn’t even perform essential fillings in Korea. In the long run, we sorted to buying reference supplies for the 3D manufacturing.” 

Director Baek admitted, “I’m not knowledgeable, so I was not in a position to differentiate between the actual warship designs of every nation and felt that they had been all somewhat comparable at first look; moreover, I ought to have checked extra particular particulars concerning our bought reference materials however I failed to take action.”

Lastly, director Baek relayed, “I sincerely apologize for inflicting viewers discomfort, resulting from my carelessness, failing to examine essential particulars and utilizing the present state of affairs as an excuse to cowl for my error… I’ll edit the controversial scenes in query as quickly as attainable in order that there can be no extra discomfort within the drama’s rerun episodes or VOD service content material.” 

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