Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo are two Korean celebrities that have been affected by the recent China ban on Korean artists. This happened after the South Korean government allowed the establishment of the U.S. THAAD (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense) in South Korea.
Korean artists and the country’s entertainment products and shows were totally banned in China. It has impacted the career and earnings of the most Korean artists. The Chinese market comprises the huge chunk of the market for movies, concerts and other entertainment products.
At present, the South Korean President is in danger of losing her post as the head of the country. This was due to her support for the THAAD but because of the influence of Choi Soon-Sil upon her. Choi is the daughter of a cult founder and is reportedly using President Park Geun-Hye for personal gain.
Song Joong Ki, Other Korean Hallyu Stars Have Hope
According to Inquisitr, if the President will relinquish the presidency, the Koreans hope that she will be replaced by someone who is accepting of China’s policies. They also hope that the Hallyu ban will be lifted.
If it happens, Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, and their fellow actors will bounce back earning wise. Despite being chosen as the honorary brand ambassador for South Korean tourism, the Descendants of the Sun actor cannot stop the effects of the ban.
He was replaced in a mobile phone company’s advertisement because he is a Korean. The good thing is he still receives payments for the contract but his endorsement was already halted. Lee Min Ho, Suzy Bae, and fellow K-drama actors’ recent movies were also affected and the economy was observed to have slowed down.
It can be recalled that Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo’s Descendants of the Sun has helped boost the Korean economy. But with the big market lost, economic growth has plummeted. Stay tuned for updates on the Korean leader and the Hallyu ban lift possibility.
Photo Source: Instagram/Song Joong Ki