Monday, November 26, 2007

[The Chosun Ilbo, November 21 2007] Poisoning Ivy

Ivy is a singer who on the strength of her hit song "Sonata of Temptation" came into the spotlight as the sexiest female pop idol since Lee Hyo-lee. Not long ago, Ivy found herself embroiled in a scandal after she reported her former boyfriend of several years to police. According to the victim's testimony and the arrest warrant, the boyfriend threatened to release a "scandalous" video clip, beat her up and extorted money from her. The man is now behind bars.

Now everything is in the hands of law enforcement authorities, so the Ivy case can be shut, right? Not quite -- on the Internet, the case is still pending. Last week Ivy failed to show up at an awards ceremony hosted by a cable TV station. More precisely, she couldn't attend the ceremony because she still fears the negative attention of netizens and online media outlets.


You may understand by now how female celebrities should behave from this point on. They should never part with their boyfriends. They should never meet other men even if they don't like their current boyfriends. They should never report their old boyfriends to police for hitting them or threatening to release a video. It's as if our female celebrities are walking on tightropes, chased by blackmailers carrying knives, with netizens and yellow journalists waiting for them to fall into a pot of boiling water below.

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