Her relationship with Chinese language followers has been tumultuous for years.
Even when the Korean wave didn’t have as large-scale world recognition as in the present day, some Korean celebrities loved worldwide recognition. One in every of South Korea’s hottest actresses in the present day additionally belonged to this record together with her enormous fanbase in China within the early 2000s.
The actress in query is none aside from Jang Na Ra. Between 2004 and 2008, her profession expanded into China, incomes her many working alternatives there.
She was even chosen as the one international artist to contribute her voice to the theme tune for the Beijing Olympics. Jang was thought-about one of many pioneers of the Korean wave in China.
Nonetheless, Jang Na Ra, who was well-known by her translated identify Zhang Nala in China, quickly confronted widespread backlash from Chinese language folks after an unlucky slip of the tongue. Throughout an interview on Korean TV, the actress made a comment, “Every time I run out of cash, I at all times go to China to work.” Her unique implication, as many consider, was that she will get paid higher in China. Nonetheless, when the clip was proven in China, the interpretation of her remarks implied that she goes to China at any time when she wants cash.
This soured her relationship with Chinese language followers, who felt she handled their nation as a fast cash-grabbing alternative. Regardless of apologizing, Jang Na Ra couldn’t get any extra work in China.
At present, the actress is principally boycotted within the trade, however her fan-following appears to have regained some footing. Her 2021 drama Promote Your Haunted Home acquired a excessive score on the Chinese language social networking service Douban.
However evidently even many years after her “controversy,” Jang Na Ra will not be escaping it but. A recent wave of criticism has hit the actress after the Chinese language media platform Sina accused her of “badmouthing” the Chinese language leisure trade.
On November 7, the publication stated that again then, Jang Na Ra not solely made the assertion above but in addition claimed that whereas working in China, she needed to adjust to stringent restrictions. The extreme difficulties whereas filming left her with no time to make use of the restroom.
Whereas these might have been real issues in regards to the working situations within the Chinese language trade, netizens felt that these have been exaggerated claims. They accused the actress as soon as once more of utilizing the Chinese language marketplace for revenue whereas defaming it all over the place else.
Although Jang’s profession in China was terribly profitable, the boycott from the Chinese language trade by no means actually stopped her development in South Korea. The 42-year-old continues to get pleasure from intensive recognition amongst Okay-Drama audiences, each domestically and throughout the globe.