On a recent episode of MBC‘s I Live Alone, actor, Kim Ji Hoon was shown watching an American show at home, but he was soon hit with the suspicion that he downloaded the content illegally.

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On the show, Kim Ji Hoon was watching Raised by Wolves which can only be streamed on HBO Max and unavailable on other streaming sites in Korea.

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Even in the case that Kim Ji Hoon streamed it on HBO Max, viewers were suspicious because Korean subtitles are not available on that platform.

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As a result, Kim Ji Hoon was hit with criticism for having a lack of awareness regarding the importance of copyrights when he’s an actor himself.

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In response to the controversy, Kim Ji Hoon confessed to having illegally downloaded the content and apologized for his actions.

I apologize for making viewers feel uncomfortable through my appearance on ‘I Live Alone.’ I sincerely apologize for having a lack of awareness regarding copyrights as an actor. I’ll make an effort to become an actor who acts with more caution.

— Kim Ji Hoon