As most/all of you know, I’m a Park Shi-hoo fan. I mean, a MAJOR fan. So it should come as no surprise that the recent allegations of rape have basically blindsided me and left me absolutely incredulous.
I’ve never been a fangirl before and never really understood what a fangirl’s heartbreak felt like. It seemed rather silly to me.
But now I get it.
I came to admire Park Shi-hoo while watching Prosecutor Princess for his acting. No, really, his acting. He became attractive to me as time went on. Then I read about him and thought, wow, this guy worked really hard to get where he is. Like me. I work HARD for my tiny lot in life. I’m a musician. Nothing is easy as a musician. And I related to Park Shi-hoo in that way.
He also had no scandals under his belt. He lived quietly like Tom Hanks. I like that in an actor. Keeping business, business. Keeping personal, personal.
And then this happened. I will not report on what’s going on. That’s not my job nor do I want responsibility for misinforming people. But I need to get my opinion out. I’m so frustrated that I surprise myself.
Sexual assault of any kind should NEVER be condoned. I have known people, young and old, men and women, who have suffered at the hands of others who verbally and physically sexually assaulted them. I assure you that I know the gravity of the charges.
And those charges work both ways. If they’re true, they’re devastating on the victim’s mind and body. If they’re false, the accused will suffer whether or not innocence is proven. It’s a lose-lose situation.
Thus we have our dilemma. Park Shi-hoo is now the accused of a sexual assault case and Miss A is the accuser. We have two people and two stories. One truth. Whether or not it will be revealed, we don’t know.
Again, I do NOT condone sexual assault. It is an unforgivable crime.
That said, as a honest fan of Park Shi-hoo, I will believe in his innocence until proven otherwise. I will NOT malign Miss A (although I might have had a nasty comment at the beginning…). My official stance is to have faith in Park Shi-hoo and to keep silent on Miss A.
I wish that no more hurt comes to pass, although I have a feeling that wish will remain unfulfilled.
If you have something to say, please do so. I won’t tolerate any hate comments against either party though. Not cool. There’s enough of that going around.