If I thought that the Korean media would be more prudent with their editing of news articles after the Son Ye Jin incident, I have to conclude that they might never be. On the same day, a trailer for a new thriller movie Handphone accompanied a news report and was posted by a news agency online. Sounds normal? Well, the problem was the movie trailer had nude scenes in it.
(Watch with discretion. Clip may be gone soon.)
The news report was about actress Lee Se Na who had bared her upper body in the Handphone movie trailer, with the movie trailer included. The trailer was a 2min 19sec uncut version which was released on the movie website.
In the trailer, Lee Se Na who plays a newbie actress in the movie is shown engaged in a sexual act with her boyfriend played by Kim Nam Gil. You can actually see part of Lee Se Na’s breasts which lasted for a few seconds.
Because of the explicit nature of the footage, the movie trailer didn’t quite manage to clear the censorship board examinations and was prohibited for airing at the cinemas. Clearance was only given for it to be aired online. And even then, only those above the age of 19 could view it on the official movie website after they login with a Korean social security code for verification.
But thanks to the carelessness of the news agency, the unedited trailer can be watched by anybody. Although the trailer has since been pulled from the website with only the report remaining, the damage had already been done. Many netizens have criticized the reporter for his irresponsible reporting.
credit: horai0405@UT (video)