Korean Actress Announces Retirement After Criticizing Moon Jae In’s New Policy to Financially Support Low-Income Families

“This is so annoying. Korea doesn’t have that kind of money. After this, taxes will just go up.” – Jang Mi In Ae

Actress Jang Mi In Ae recently came under fire for her disapproval of Moon Jae In‘s new urgent disaster support policy that is to provide financial aid to low-income families, followed by her announcement that she will retire.

Ahead of this announcement, Jang Mi In Ae took to her Instagram to express her annoyance at the new policy.

This is so annoying. Korea doesn’t have that kind of money. You gave our land away to someone else, too, didn’t you? Are you really a government that saves the citizens? What’s the worth of that 1 million won? Whenever I see the news, I go crazy with rage.

– Jang Mi In Ae

As soon as she came under fire for her opinion, Jang Mi In Ae added to her remarks.

Freedom of speech. #HellJoseon. I’m going to live my life while taking advantage of my human rights. This is my life. These times might be harder than IMF, but I’m going to work even harder so that I can withstand it.

– Jang Mi In Ae

But when the criticism against her didn’t die down, Jang Mi In Ae didn’t back down either and ultimately announced that she will no longer be active as an actress in Korea.

In light of the entire world going through this crisis, why are Koreans suddenly having a hard time? I didn’t understand why they’re suddenly giving citizens support from tax payers’ money, when it’s not even going to make a difference. After this, taxes will just go up, and I couldn’t keep my frustration to myself, which is why I uploaded that post. I don’t understand why Korea is doing this ahead of the general election. I’m just going to go my way. I didn’t know political remarks can be so sensitive and how much hate I could get as a result. I’m so sick of this. And to those who asked me if I donate, I do as much as I can. I’ve donated as much as I could given my finances. I feel foolish for worrying about my fellow citizens. I will no longer be active in Korea as an actress.

– Jang Mi In Ae

On the same day, Moon Jae In’s government announced that they will be giving 1 million won per 4-family household, for 70% of the citizens including low-income and middle-class households.

This policy was put in effect due to the coronavirus pandemic and the negative impact it has caused.


Source: Dispatch and News1