Korean Celebs Say They’d Rather Not Have Yoo Jae Suk As The Next President
On April 24, Korea’s National Election Commission uploaded a video as part of the “0509 Rose Project,” which is a campaign meant to encourage Koreans to vote on election day.
In the video, various celebrities are asked to vote for Yoo Jae Suk, Na Young Suk PD, Jang Dong Gun, and more highly esteemed public figures as their next president.
Told to vote for Yoo Jae Suk, TVXQ’s Yunho responded, “I know him really well, but… does he want to become president? I’m really flustered right now.” Similarly, when asked to vote for Na Young Suk PD as president, actor Lee Seo Jin laughed, saying, “Don’t say such nonsense.”
Other celebrities who participated in this campaign include Ko So Young, Ryu Jun Yeol, Park Seo Joon, Lee Joon, Baek Jin Hee, BewhY, Lee Byung Hun, Super Junior’s Leeteuk, Jung Woo Sung, Jo Jin Woong, and Han Ji Min. With one voice, they conveyed the message that people should not be blinded by a presidential candidate’s public image. In the same way that popular celebrities cannot become president solely because of a positive image, presidential candidates should also not be chosen based on their public image. They emphasized that it is important to look at the candidates’ pledges and the likelihood that they will follow through with them, and also to carefully analyze their actions.
What do you think of this unique campaign?