On a popular online community called Instiz, fans ridiculed the fickle nature of netizens with regards to the drastic difference in public opinion of Hyeri when she was cast to be the lead of “Respond 1988” and now.
When news came out in May 2015 that Hyeri was cast as the lead actress in the popular drama series “Respond,” netizens were furious with the casting choice and some netizens even stated that the boycott the series if the producers did not change the female lead.
Below are netizen responses at the time of casting and the translations.
“The only reason the characters in the previous Respond series became popular was because they looked natural. Hyeri’s nose looks too unnatural and can she even speak dialects properly?”
“ㅋㅋㅋ there’s a simple solution. You can just not watch. I for one am not going to watch this”
“Ahh…this season is going to be a complete fail..”
“I don’t know how this is going to be made but if it’s going to be based on the 80’s….I feel like the female lead should be able to sing well at least.”
“Just focus on singing why would such a terrible actor become a lead actress. Wow they are really trying to make her career”
“The second Jung Eungji ㅋㅋㅋㅋ people who say they’re the second whatever never make it”
“Let’s not compare her to Jung Eunji their acting levels are on different levels”
“She is going to aggro all the antis”
“Well I’m not going to watch the respond series anymore”
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
- Just goes to show you never know what’s going to happen
- I really love Hyeri she was always so bright and happy on “Real Men” and she’s not scared to let herself go and sacrifice herself for others.
- I wonder if those people are actually not watching the show
- Those people are probably face palming so hard right now
- I’m so happy that she proved all those people completely wrong
- Hyeri is so good that Hyeri basically = Deoksun now