Netizens demand Choi Siwon drop out of drama after recent dog bite death

Netizens are demanding that K-pop star Choi Siwon drop out of his new show Revolutionary Love, following the death of a businesswoman who died after being attacked by Choi's pet dog.
Netizens are demanding that K-pop star Choi Siwon drop out of his new show Revolutionary Love, following the death of a businesswoman who died after being attacked by Choi's pet dog. PHOTO: SIWONCHOI/INSTAGRAM

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Netizens are demanding that K-pop star Choi Siwon drop out of his new show Revolutionary Love, following the death of a businesswoman who died after being attacked by Choi's pet dog.

As of Sunday (Oct 22) morning, the tvN drama's online viewer board has been bombarded with comments claiming that the Super Junior member, who plays a lead role in the new drama series, should take responsibility for the incident by quitting the show.

One netizen said "either drop Choi out of it, or stop filming the drama", while another said "it's insane of him to continue the drama amid the turmoil that involves a death".

Earlier on Saturday, it was reported that a 53-year-old businesswoman surnamed Kim, who runs an upscale Korean cuisine restaurant Hanilkwan, died of blood poisoning on Oct 6 after getting bitten by a French bulldog owned by the Choi's family at an apartment insouthern Seoul on Sept 30.

The dog was not on a leash.

Both Choi and his father apologised to the bereaved family, who live in the same apartment with the Chois, on social media on Saturday.

 

Although a family member of the deceased told media that they've forgiven the Choi family and don't plan to take any legal action, the public is still berating them for not being cautious with their dog.

Revolutionary Love, which premiered on Oct 13, marks Choi's first acting project after he was discharged from his military service in August.