In a deleted Instagram story on May 16th, it is reported that the famous actor Heo Jung Min criticized a writer involved in an upcoming drama.
I prepared for two months. But the writer rejected me because they didn’t like Heo Jung Min. I’ve never even seen their face, so why… Is it because I am ugly? Is it because I am rude? Is it because I can’t act? What will happen to the two months that I took to prepare? I am writing that after trying to keep it in. The world has changed. I hope Hyo Shim’s Family Finds Their Way (Translated title from 효심이네 각자도생) succeeds. Don’t tell me to shut up. I’ve lost interest in this industry. Boomers. When you reject someone, you should explain why and apologize. You boomers. You might be shaking right now and want to cancel me from this industry. Then you are proving you are an idiotic boomer.— Heo Jung Min
The actor’s comments gained widespread attention, prompting a quick response from the production team who clarified that the writer had no influence on casting decisions.
It is true that Kim Hyung Il PD met with Heo Jung Min once in March. After deliberations among the team, they felt that the actor and the drama’s character did not match. We revealed this to the actor’s management two weeks later, last month. The writer did not have anything to do with casting for the drama, and we express regret towards the actor’s statement.— Production team
Hyo Shim’s Family Finds Their Way (효심이네 각자도생) is an upcoming KBS weekend drama that revolves around the story of Lee Hyo Shim. The drama has generated anticipation, partly due to Uee (former member of KPOP Group, After School) making her return to KBS after a four-year hiatus.
Heo Jung Min is a renowned actor with a career spanning two decades and has appeared in over 30 dramas. His most recent appearance was in tvN’s Mental Coach Jegal in September of last year.