The picture below of Son Ye Jin might look harmless at first glance. This is because the picture has been cropped to remove the obscene part.
The photoshopped picture had accompanied the news which reported on announcer Jin Hyeon Mu who nearly became Son Ye Jin’s brother-in-law. But due to negligence while editing the news, they did not realize that the Son Ye Jin picture that they used was a photoshopped one and you could clearly see the exposed nipples from the see-through dress. But of course, the body was not Son Ye Jin’s one but merely superimposed by someone onto another person’s body. But the technique was extremely top-notch and looked flawless.
Although the news had been deleted by the news portal on which it was originally posted shortly after it was discovered, the damage had already been done as it spread rapidly thanks to the high-speed broadband in Korea.
Many netizens have voiced out that the reporter who did the original news report should be held accountable for his sloppiness. “Its kind of ridiculous to simply put it down as a mistake. This is so irresponsible of them to publish a report without any thinking”, “This will be hotly debated overseas and it’s going to be a laughing stock”, “Although the photo itself is problematic, but using any photos found on the internet without any copyright is also a big issue.”
Barunson Entertainment representing Son Ye Jin has announced that although regrettable, they will not be pursuing the matter, believing that this is a one-off incident. But it is hoping that laws can be created to prevent such malicious photoshopping of celebrities photos from surfacing in the public domain.