Despite having gorgeous appearance, there were still times when the following actors and actresses received negative comments from viewers for showing their weight gain on screen.
Kim Tae Hee
Known as one of the most beautiful Korean actresses, even Kim Tae Hee used to receive critical comments about her size. Specifically, when starring in the drama My Princess with Song Seung Hun, Kim Tae Hee was fat shamed. Many viewers left comments saying the actress looked round and her shoulders were almost as big as her male co-star, even criticizing Kim Tae Hee for not staying in shape during filming. However, Kim Tae Hee did not mind the criticism. She responded: “I don’t really care about it. I like the chubby type more. Women looking like that are often more cheerful and happy. I like that.”
Lee Min Ho
Famous for his handsome look for many years, Lee Min Ho also used to be criticized for looking “round” in some scenes of the drama The King: Eternal Monarch. Objectively speaking, in this scene, because his hair is covered by a crown, Lee Min Ho’s entire face shape is shown, giving the impression that his face looks rounder than usual. After watching this scene, many netizens couldn’t help but laugh at Lee Min Ho.
Yoo Seung Ho
When appearing in “Memorist”, the viewers criticized Yoo Seung Ho for his gaining too much weight. He even had to explain himself, “I gained weight on purpose because I play the role of a police officer. I do this makes my face look much bigger.”
The production team also released their statement in defense of Yoo Seung Ho from the negative comments; they said, “Before we started filming, we suggested to him that he should gain some weight in order to suit his character.” The executive producer of the movie, So Jae Hyun, also voiced his opinion: “Actor Yoo Seung Ho gained weight on purpose with specific exercises in order to portray the role of Dong Baek. In the meeting before we started filming, he wondered if he could act like the character in the original webtoon. He told us his worries and suggested the idea of gaining weight. Therefore, the production team totally agreed with him, and they even thanked Yoo Seung Ho for his professionalism in preparing for this project.”
Yoon Kyun Sang
“Clean with Passion for Now” was underrated when it was aired, and people pointed out one of the reasons that caused the failure of the drama was the appearance of the main lead played by Yoon Kyun Sang. After watching a few episodes, many audiences left their comments saying he looked too old and fat compared to Kim Yoo Jung. Therefore, they couldn’t feel the chemistry of the 2 leads as a couple.