Kim Seon Ho removed from upcoming films and show after his ex-girlfriend controversy



Popular South Korean actor Kim Seon Ho will no longer star in some of his upcoming projects, including two films and a variety show, in light of his ongoing controversy in connection with his ex-girlfriend who accused him of forced abortion and gaslighting.


The actor was slated to be a part of KBS2’s popular variety show ‘2 Days & 1 Night Season4’. He was likely to make his debut on the big screen with ‘Sad Tropics’ helmed by director Park Hoon Jung alongside Kim Deok Min’s omnibus project ‘Dog Days’. Actress Go Ara was in talks to share the screenspace with Kim Seon Ho in ‘Sad Tropics’.


Apart from these, he was also confirmed for the lead role of Lee Sang Geun’s romantic-comedy flick ‘2 O’Clock Date’ co-starring Girls Generation’s Yoona.


While KBS2 has confirmed to drop Kim Seon Ho from its permanent cast members, Soompi quoted a source from the ‘2 O'Clock Date’ production team who said, “We have decided to replace the male lead of ‘2 O’Clock Date.'”


On the other hand, Production company JK Film of “Dog Days” added, “It’s a bit burdensome to keep going (with Kim Seon Ho) because it’s the role of a romantic couple. We have spoken with the agency, decided to replace him, and are taking the necessary steps.”


Meanwhile, “Sad Tropics” have not yet made a decision. They stated “Nothing has been decided so far regarding actor Kim Seon Ho. We are discussing the matter.”


Earlier today, the ‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ actor had issued an apology letter to his ex-girlfriend, co-stars, fans and others who has been affected by his ‘inconsiderate actions.’



Actor Kim Seon-ho is to step down from the KBS variety show “2 Days & 1 Night” and a film titled “2 O’Clock Date” (unofficial translation).


Though Kim and his agency, Salt Entertainment, issued official apologies Wednesday morning regarding a controversy surrounding his personal life -- allegations emerged that he pressured an ex-girlfriend to have an abortion -- producers are announcing Kim’s withdrawal from ongoing and scheduled productions.


Public broadcaster KBS announced that Kim will leave “2 Days & 1 Night” due to the recent controversy.


“The filmed scenes of Kim will be edited out for viewers,” a KBS official told The Korea Herald on Wednesday afternoon.


Film studio R&K, in charge of producing the romantic comedy flick “2 O’Clock Date,” confirmed that the actor is stepping down from his role in the film as well.


“In regards to the personal issues of the actor, Kim will not be involved in ‘2 O’Clock Date.’ The schedules for the film have not yet been confirmed,” an official from R&K said Wednesday.


Domino’s Pizza Korea, Canon Korea, Food Bucket and other companies have taken down from their social media accounts images and posts in which Kim appeared as a model.



Who is Kim Seon-Ho's ex-girlfriend? Actor apologizes following abortion claims



Kim Seon Ho seems to be losing the trust of fans after recently issuing an apology towards his ex-girlfriend following accusations that he forced her to have an abortion and made false promises of marrying her. The accusations have also led to him losing out on the professional front and it's been reported that he is no longer a part of two upcoming films. The K-drama actor was going to make a transition to the big screen through director Park Hoon Jung's 'Sad Tropics' and was also going to star in director Kim Deok Min's film 'Dog Days'. He was also going confirmed to star as the lead in director Lee Sang Geun's romantic comedy movie '2 o'clock Date' for which he was going to star alongside Girls Generation's YoonA. Reportedly, Go Ara is being considered for 'Sad Tropics'. 


On October 18, an anonymous post leveled accusations against Kim Seon Ho for forcing his former girlfriend to have an abortion. The post which came amid the successful ending of hit K-drama 'Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha' did not mention the actor's name directly but people speculated that it was about Kim Seon Ho. On October 19, his agency Salt Entertainment stated that they are aware of the posts and were in the midst of fact-checking. A day later, the agency released a statement on behalf of the actor. "This is Kim Seon Ho. I sincerely apologize for the belated statement. I experienced a fear that felt for the first time after the article with the mention of my name was released a while ago, and that is why I am writing this now. I was seeing her with good emotions. In that process, I hurt her due to my carelessness and inconsiderate actions.


"I wanted to meet and apologize to her directly, but I am not able to properly convey the apology now and am waiting for that time to come. For now, I would like to genuinely apologize to her through this statement. I apologize for also disappointing all of those who trusted and supported me until the end. It was all thanks to those who supported me that I was able to become the actor Kim Seon Ho, but I had forgotten that. I apologize for causing trouble to my co-stars and all of the related staff who worked with me due to my flaws. I would like to sincerely apologize to everyone who was hurt.I am aware that this rambling statement will not fully reach your hearts, but I am still attempting to convey my sincere thoughts. I am very sorry," the statement read. 


Who is Kim Seon Ho's ex-girlfriend?


After the woman made a post claiming that a certain "Actor K" had coaxed her into getting an abortion and made promises to marry her for two whole years following which he broke up with her, many realized that the post was about Seon Ho. Following the fan's attention towards this post, a media outlet went ahead to shed some light on who his ex-girlfriend could be. According to SPOTV News, the woman previously worked in the broadcasting industry from the late 2000s to the mid-2010s and was described as a beautiful and talented young woman. She then transferred to the commerce industry following a successful career in broadcasting. Currently, she's made her name as a successful social media influencer and is only identified as 'A'.


Following the controversy, Seon Ho has lost major brand deals including Domino's Pizza and Canon Korea who have decided to remove him from their advertisements. The companies have reportedly deleted or archived his posts and commercials featuring the actor on their social media accounts.



Kim Seon Ho apologizes for inconsiderate actions towards his ex-girlfriend-Just In



He said, “This is Kim Seon Ho. I sincerely apologize for the belated statement. I experienced a fear that felt for the first time after the article with the mention of my name was released a while ago, and that is why I am writing this now.”

He continued, “I met her with good emotions. In that process, I hurt her due to my carelessness and inconsiderate actions. I wanted to meet and apologize to her directly, but I am not able to properly convey the apology now and am waiting for that time to come. For now, I would like to genuinely apologize to her through this statement.”

“I apologize for also disappointing all of those who trusted and supported me until the end. It was all thanks to those who supported me that I was able to become the actor Kim Seon Ho, but I had forgotten that. I apologize for causing trouble to my co-stars and all of the related staff who worked with me due to my flaws. I would like to sincerely apologize to everyone who was hurt.”

“I am aware that this rambling statement will not fully reach your hearts, but I am still attempting to convey my sincere thoughts. I am very sorry” he signed out.

Meanwhile, the actor’s agency Salt Entertainment has also shared a separate statement that read, “Hello. This is Salt Entertainment. We apologize for causing concern to many with actor Kim Seon Ho’s personal matters. We would like to apologize to all those who were disappointed and troubled by this issue. Once again, we apologize for worrying you with an unpleasant matter.”

The controversy sparked on Sunday when an online post in the Korean online community Nate Pann read “am disclosing actor K’s two-faced and shameless true nature.” Without revealing the name of the actor, the user called him a “piece of trash without the slightest conscience or sense of guilt” and alleged that she was forced to have an abortion when pregnant with actor K’s child. It also claimed that actor K’s behaviour later changed towards her post the abortion.



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