Ji Chang Wook’s Convenience Store Event Under Fire For Breaking Social Distancing Rules

An overwhelming number of people showed up.

On August 3, actor Ji Chang Wook appeared in Sinchon at a GS25 convenience store to work for a day, which ended up with a massive crowd gathering that did not abide by the appropriate “social distancing” rules.

The convenience store posted on their official Instagram to come visit the store to catch a glimpse of Ji Chang Wook.

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As more and more fans gathered to catch a glimpse of the actor, space filled up quick and even blocked traffic on the street. Although the event was supposed to go on until 6 PM, they had to wrap up early around 2:30 PM KST due the overwhelming number of people.

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Fans who saw the photos online criticized the event as it was seen unsafe and could further the spread of COVID-19. What do you think of this situation? Do the organizers of this event deserve to be under fire for going through with this activity?

Ji Chang Wook is currently filming the drama Backstreet Rookie with actress Kim Yoo Jung and is based on a webtoon series from 2016.