Psychology Professor Explains Why Sulli’s Appearance on “The Night of Hate Comments” Was a Dangerous Decision

“The intention of the show was good, but not with the kind of personality and tendency Sulli revealed to have.” – Professor Kwon

EDaily just revealed an interview they had with psychology professor, Kwon Young Chan, who was the first Korean to get a doctorate in celebrity psychology.

Professor Kwon shared his thoughts on malicious comments and explained how reading them could be dangerous for even the most experienced celebrities.

It’s possible that Sulli was able to overcome the malicious comments since she had so many years of experience as a celebrity, but I’ve always thought that it could still be dangerous since the malicious comments could make one angry and drown in their own emotions.

– Professor Kwon

He also mentioned JTBC’s The Night of Hate Comments and how although the intentions were good, it might not have been compatible with Sulli’s personality.

The will and intention of the show was good, but not with the kind of personality and tendency Sulli revealed to have. She had confessed multiple times on TV shows that she was the type to get stressed by other people’s stress.

– Professor Kwon

Professor Kwon went to elaborate on his perception of what Sulli must have gone through as someone who entered the entertainment industry at a young age as a child actress, and what she might have been seeking through social media and broadcasts.

In Sulli’s case, she worked so hard since she was a child actress that she probably didn’t have a chance to heal her mind and soul. In other words, she didn’t have the time to take care of herself on the inside. Once you have sacrificed a lot as a kid and you get to a certain level, you start wanting to do what you want. It’s possible that the opinions and remarks Sulli made on social media and broadcasts might have been what she wanted to be and what she wanted to do.

– Professor Kwon

Back in 2013, Professor Kwon put his 29 years of experience as a comedian behind him and proceeded to obtain his doctorate in psychology in order to find ways to prevent celebrities from psychological struggles.

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Source: Insight
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