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Group of over 30 Korean studies professors, scholars pen open letter to Disney Plus over ‘Snowdrop’

  • A group of professors and scholars of Korean Studies wrote an open letter to Disney Plus to raise concerns over some of the historical inaccuracies in the Korean drama “Snowdrop.”
  • They argued in the letter that attention must be paid to the potential inaccuracies of Korean shows that are available to stream overseas, especially to audiences who are not familiar with Korea's history.

A group of professors and scholars of Korean Studies has recently penned an open letter to Disney Plus to raise concerns over historical distortion in the Korean drama “Snowdrop,” which is now streaming internationally.

The letter, addressed to President of The Walt Disney Company in Asia Pacific Luke Kang, requested for the company to find experts to “carefully examine the historical references made in the show,” Pinkvilla reported.

‘The Simpsons’ episode referencing Tiananmen Square, Mao Zedong is removed from Disney Plus Hong Kong

‘The Simpsons’ episode is removed from Disney+ in Hong Kong

An episode from “The Simpsons” was banned in Hong Kong due to its Tiananmen Square reference.

“Goo Goo Gai Pan”: After Disney launched its streaming platform in Hong Kong earlier this month,  Season 16’s Episode 12 of “The Simpsons,” titled “Goo Goo Gai Pan,” has been removed from Disney Plus in the country.  

‘American Born Chinese’ Disney Plus series to be helmed by ‘Shang-Chi’ director Destin Daniel Cretton

American Born Chinese adaptation

“American Born Chinese” is getting a series adaptation on Disney Plus, and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” director Destin Daniel Cretton is set to direct.

What we know so far: The adaptation of Gene Luen Yang’s award-winning 2006 graphic novel was announced by Disney on Oct. 4, with Yang onboard as an executive producer.

Actor Sung Kang revealed a huge detail about his ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ character

Sung Kang Star Wars

Actor Sung Kang let slip a big detail about his character in the upcoming Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” while sharing a story about his childhood adoration for the “Star Wars” franchise.

Not a costume anymore: In an interview with Screen Rant, Kang, 49, said he dressed up as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader almost every day from the ages of 8 to 13. He also reminisced on how he and his friends would play pretend with lightsabers made out of cardboard toilet paper tubes.

‘We are not an experiment’: ‘Shang-Chi’ star Simu Liu responds to Disney CEO Bob Chapek

Shang-Chi film is an experiment to Disney

Actor Simu Liu has responded to Disney CEO Bob Chapek, who called “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” an “interesting experiment” in a recent comment. 

Test for moviegoers: On Thursday, Chapek confirmed that the upcoming Marvel Studios film would be released with 45 days of theatrical exclusivity, amid the current increase in COVID-19 infections in the U.S. and other parts of the world, reported The Wrap.