A netizen’s post about meeting Yoo Jae Suk is gaining traction in online communities.
Recently on the online community Theqoo, a netizen uploaded a post about meeting Yoo Jae Suk. The original poster wrote, “Somehow I was able to get my You Quiz On The Block goods signed.” “I told him that I was worried about the upcoming situation, and he told me not to worry.”
While some netizens wondered what the “upcoming situation” was, other netizens were quick to point out that the fan was alluding to Korea’s President-elect’s upcoming appearance on You Quiz On The Block, writing, “It’s because Yoon Seok Yeol will be on,” and “As a fan, it is worrying since whenever a politician is on there is a lot of criticism.”
Korean netizens are showing a mixed response to news that Korea’s President-elect Yoon Seok Yeol will appear on You Quiz On The Block. Some fans accuse the show of showing partisanship toward the incoming President and his party. Fans wrote, “If Yoon Seok Yeol is on, I am no longer watching this political show,” “He (Yoon Seok Yeol) first tries to use BTS, and now he’s using Yoo Jae Suk,” and, “I am so disappointed, I won’t be watching the show moving forward.”
Other fans defended the show, writing, “It is tradition that newly elected Presidents appear on many variety shows,” “This can be a moment where the nation can come closer together,” and, “It makes sense for the President to come on television to rally the nation.”
Unlike the United States, celebrities and variety programs are expected to show neutrality when it comes to politics. Celebrities, in particular, are not able to speak their minds freely when it comes to politics due to fear of backlash.
Conservative Yoon Seok Yeol was voted as Korea’s twelfth President defeating Lee Jae Myung on March 10, 2022.