Korea had the 19th Presidential Election on May 19th and idols, as part of a citizen, participated in the vote.
Idols usually take a picture in front of the building they had their vote and posted it on their SNS.
These pictures sometimes work as an inspiration for the young to vote when they are of age. Also, it can give a positive image to the public of that celebrity.
However, instead of being praised, some celebs were being condemned of doing careless actions on the serious day.
Here are 3 idols who are now being criticized.
1st – Park Bom
She uploaded of her selfie taken in front of the voting place with a comment “I voted for the first time ever in my life.” The picture was not the problem, but her comment “first time ever” caught public’s eyes. Park Bom is now 33 years old, and it was her first time voting. The public comment of her post were mostly “Is that something to say so proudly?”
2nd– Dasom of SISTAR
Her bag is covering the ballot that she put in. Some of the people condemned of her for violating the election commission act (law for voting). However, most people condemned of the person who thought her action was problematic. Some say she has covered it since her photos was being taken and who she voted for might be seen in picture.
3rd– JaeHyun of NCT
It was not the idol who was condemned but his fans. No pictures can be taken inside, however, fans kept taking his photos though others tried to stop them. The public thought that fans went too far and felt pity for the celebs for having no private life.