Erika Karata, a Japanese actress who was best known in Korea for her role in Arthdal Chronicles, has become embroiled in a scandal following the news that she had an affair with married actor Masahiro Higashide.
In a statement released through her agency, she said: “I want to acknowledge my weakness, foolishness, and childishness and face it head-on.”
Despite her bold statement, it has since come to light that she shut down her social media accounts after receiving widespread criticism for being the root of the cause of separation between Higashide and his wife.
It is being reported in Korean media that Karata can expect herself to be exiled from the Japanese-Korean entertainment world, however, her next drama, NHK‘s Goldfish Princess is scheduled to air in March 2020.
At this time, much of the criticism from netizens focuses on Karata’s involvement in the scandal, rather than on Higashide, who made the decision to betray his wife.