“Twenty Five Twenty One” Sparks Online Debate Over Portrayal of Adult/Minor Relationship

tvN‘s “Twenty Five Twenty One” was criticized for encouraging relationships between minors and adults.

Recently, tvN‘s “Twenty Five Twenty One” depicts 23-year-old Baek Yi Jin (Nam Joo Hyuk) confessing to 19-year-old Na Hee Do (Kim Tae Ri).

To Na Hee Do, who wants to define her relationship, Baek Yi Jin said, “Love. It’s love. I’m in love with you. Na Hee Do“, he confessed.

Earlier, Na Hee Do also told Baek Yi Jin, “Because of you, I’m so confused. I’m jealous of you. No, I like you. But I have an inferiority complex toward you. What does that sound like to you? You don’t know, do you?“, she said, expressing his feelings sincerely.

The two, who learned of their feelings for each other through both confessions, are not dating yet, but are emitting an exciting pink atmosphere.

In the broadcast on March 13th, Baek Yi Jin whispered at an angle similar to kissing Na Hee Do, creating excitement.

Regarding this, some said that the fact that a 23-year-old adult and a high school student flirt with each other itself has a bad effect on minors.

Internet users commented, “The image of a man in a suit and a girl in a school uniform makes me feel uncomfortable”, “This may create a fantasy for minors”, “In real life, if you flirt with someone like how Nam Joo Hyuk does in the drama, you’ll be in trouble”, etc.

On the other hand, many viewers responded, saying that there was no reason to make it a controversy. They said, “They don’t have excessive skinship scenes. Just watch a drama as a drama itself”, “It is because Kim Tae Ri will have a connection with Nam Joo Hyuk when she grows up based on the setting”, etc.



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