Comedian Lee Gook-ju embroiled in sexual harassment controversy
Posted : 2017-03-20 17:36
Updated : 2017-03-20 18:38
Female comedian Lee Gook-ju has been embroiled in a sexual harassment controversy after a young actor's comment about Lee's on-screen behavior toward male guests went viral.
After a recent episode of MBC's virtual marriage variety show "We Got Married" showed Lee and her virtual husband Sleepy having physical contact, Lee had been targeted by online harassment.
Lee on Saturday declared war on social media on those people who have attacked her for her looks. One of the comments said, "If I were you, even if I get a fat payment for the shoot, I would never do it with her. If someone wants to see the end of capitalism, make him look at Sleepy."
Lee commented, "You guys must be very handsome. But, don't worry. Even if you pay me 10 billion won, I have no intention to do it with you… I don't get hurt (from your attacks), but I won't sit back and watch, either. Expect what comes next."
Actor On Si-woo triggered the controversy by saying, "Did you feel bad about the online attacks? How did those male actors feel who had been sexually harassed by you in public, where they were forced to just laugh through the situation? You should have been sued multiple times."
On's comment earned 7,000 likes in five hours.
Netizens captured images of her in past shows, such as one 2014 appearance on SBS variety show "Star King" where she suddenly kissed magician Ha Won-geun and another showing Lee grope singer Jo Jung-chi's buttocks in an SBS pilot in February.