A Japanese man who harrassed and threatened the pharmaceutical company wanting to hire Kim Taehee for their CM as well as the actress herself, was found guilty in an Osaka court and sentenced to 1 year in prison and 3 years probation.
This all came about during the time Kim Taehee appeared in a Japanese drama “Boku to Star no 99 nichi” in which she plays a Korean actress who falls in love with a Japanese bodyguard, a cute enough drama if you can stand her Korean accent when she speaks Japanese. Oh, where was 西島秀俊 when she actually needed him?
특히 일부 시위 참가자는 “반일 여배우 김태희는 일본에 오지마라!”며 “(김태희가) 일본에 오면 죽이겠다”고 과격한 발언을 해 충격을 줬다
Especially apt as the (real-life) protesters chanted “Do not come to Japan! Anti-Japanese actress Kim Taehee! If you come (to Japan) we will kill you!”
BTW, the drama has a great OST, Time Travel, a cover of a Shinji Harada original by the band Spitz.
From the article:
미요시는 지난 ３월２일 로트제약을 방문해 담당자에게 “김태희는 다케시마(독도)를 한국령이라고 선전하는 반일 활동가다”라고 항의했다. 당시 미요시는 김태희의 CM기용에 대한 견해를 요구하고 다케시마는 일본의 영토라는 답변을 강요했다.
The man found guilty, Miyoshi(39,unemployed), visited Rote Pharmaceuticals and complained that “Kim Taehee” is an anti-Japanese activist who campaigns that Takeshima belongs to Korea, and pressed for confirmation from the person in charge whether”Takeshima belongs to Japan”.
I am quite surprised that the court found him guilty. I think he is entitled to express his views, and this might add oil to the fire.