Most Likely Known For: A Man Called God & Empress KI
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Yoo (born Yoo Hyo-min (유효민)) began her entertainment career as a commercial model before making her acting debut in 2005. In 2005, she acted in the Korean drama “Loveholic” with Kang Ta and Kim Min Sun. She portrayed Yoon Ja Kyung, the villain, who was madly in love with the main character played by Kang Ta.
Best known for her roles in A Man Called God (2010) and Dummy Mommy (2012), in 2013 Yoo was chosen as a model for Elizabeth Arden, the first Korean actor to represent the cosmetic brand exclusively in the Asian region.
Christian Groups Drum Up Protest Against Seoul’s LGBTQ Pride Parade
(Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
A drum line of anti-gay activists loudly played traditional Korean drums near Seoul Plaza on Sunday in an attempt to drown out the 16thKorean Queer Culture Festival (KQCF).
As thousands of LGBTQ supporters marched toward the reconstructed Gyeongbokgung Palace, non-affirming Christian groups protested Seoul’s annual gay pride parade, holding placards and shouting slogans like “Homosexuals rights are not human rights” behind rows of policemen. Other anti-gay protesters held cultural demonstrations, such as ballet and body worship performances.
“Our prayers will open the sky and the homosexuals will fall, we will be blessed with victory,” said Lee Young-hoon, head of the anti-LGBTQ organization Christian Council of Korea, Buzzfeed reported.
Despite boisterous protests from anti-gay demonstrators, festival attendees were having a blast inside the grassy Seoul Plaza. LGBT advocates sang and danced as local bands and dance teams performed on stage. Cardboard cutouts of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed visitors of the U.S. embassy booth for a photo opportunity. Several booths also sold LGBTQ souvenirs, including gay literature as well as rainbow-colored flags, pins and soft drinks.
In 1983, KBS (a South Korean state-run television station) ran a series entitled “Finding Dispersed Families,” to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the Korean War. Thousands of war-torn families from North and South Korea could nationally broadcast the names of missing family members.
10,189 reunions were verified and broadcasted through KBS, with 100,952 applicants. The originally planned 1 day broadcast, ran for 138 days.
The show became a national phenomenon. Thousands gathered outside the KBS plaza in South Korea, holding signs with names of their missing, and waiting their turn on air.