About a week ago we learned that a famous twentysomething actress was the largest contributor to "The Community Chest," a charity that received some 850 million won from the anonymous donor. A few days later it was revealed that the donor was Moon Geun-young. And now, cyberbullies are going after her.
Despite the actress’s requests to keep her name secret, the charity group, after being harassed by the press, finally confirmed the 21-year-old donor was Moon.My dad has asked me to tone down the language on the blog, saying it scares away potential "serious" readers. But if you can think of a response to Ji Man-won other than "why don't you go fuck yourself you slimy, opportunistic hack?" then please volunteer it.
Following the revelation, however, she was subject to cyber attacks by people called her donations politically motivated. Her private blog and articles praising her behavior were bombarded with numerous nasty comments belittling the donations as a way to enhance her reputation for her career.
Also a conservative columnist claimed Moon’s donations promoted communism in Korea, citing her late grandfather’s pro-North activities. Her late grandfather Ryu Nak-jin was a pro-communism guerrilla in the South during and after the Korean War (1950-1953) and refused to convert right up to his death in 2005.
In an article, Ji Man-won, said, ``This is part of communist-led psychological warfare aimed to beautify a descendant of the communist. Articles speaking highly of her donations help make people respect communists as activists striving to reunite the two Koreas.’’
Taking an opposite position, Roboseyo has written how the actress has made up for all those annoying commercials and for appearing in practically every single advertisement from 2005 to 2007. "Korea's Little Sister" is a Gwangju native, and Roboseyo writes of her:
God bless her bright, squirrelly eyes, even as they stare at me from the side of every fifth bus in Seoul.
Indeed. Let's hope people get fired up about this attack on her. I suspect Jeolla folks won't take too kindly to some guy throwing around the c-word and pushing around one of their own.