Choi Jin-sil
South Korean actress
Choi Jin-sil
Choi Jin-sil was a South Korean actress. She was considered one of the best actresses in South Korea, nicknamed "The Nation's Actress". Since her debut two decades ago, she played a leading role in 18 movies, 20 television dramas and 140 commercials. She committed suicide by hanging on October 2, 2008, at her home in Seoul.
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Is There a Solution for Japan's Anti-Korean Sentiment?
Huffington Post - 4 months
By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin - Concerns are growing about a spreading anti-Korean sentiment in Japan, following a recent case of a famous sushi restaurant in Osaka serving extra amounts of wasabi to Korean customers. Moreover, there was a case of an employee of a bus company in Japan writing "Chon (ちょん)" on the bus ticket of a Korean tourist. "Chon" is a derogatory Japanese term to refer to Koreans. Such violent and racist behaviors created quite a stir in both Japan and Korea. Anti-Korean sentiment has a long history in Japan. The term "Chon" comes from "Chōsenjin", an insulting term to refer to Korean residents in Japan. In Japan, the issue of hate speech is becoming more and more serious. On Oct. 31, Jiji Press defined hate speech as "discriminatory remarks that instigate exclusion due to hatred based on nationality, race or religion," and explained that anti-Korean rallies of a racist group named "Citizens' group not allowing the privileges of Korean residents in Japa ...
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Ảnh “nóng” khiến sao Hàn tự vẫn? - 24 giờ
Google News - over 5 years
Dưới bức ảnh, người viết còn ghi chú cả thông tin tự sát của nghệ sĩ Hàn. Trong bài viết đã nêu ra nhiều diễn viên điện ảnh như Choi Jin Sil, Lee Eun Joo, Jang Ja Yeon, Jung Da Bin cho tới người mẫu Kim Yu Ri, MC thể thao Song Ji Sun…
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Famosos que tomaron la decisión de suicidarse - Terra Ecuador
Google News - over 5 years
Foto: AP1970 CHOI JIN-SIL. Era octubre de 2008 con 39 años y una carrera consolidada. Una actriz icónica en Corea del Sur con dos décadas de carrera a sus espaldas, Choi fue hallada muerta por su madre en su casa con una banda elástica alrededor de su
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Evolúcia v internete: Vojna proti anonymite - Aktuality.sk
Google News - over 5 years
Ako príklad slúži udalosť z Južnej Kórei, keď herečka Choi Jin-sil už nevládala čítať nenávistné odkazy na svoju adresu a pod tlakom „online bombardovania“ spáchala samovraždu. Diskusia o anonymite na internete bude najbližšie roky jedným z najviac
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Bom tấn 15 triệu đô sắp ra mắt màn ảnh nhỏ HQ - 24 giờ
Google News - over 5 years
Kể từ sau vai diễn chính trong “Ước mơ vươn tới 1 ngôi sao” (năm 1997) đóng cặp cùng cố diễn viên Choi Jin Sil, Ahn Jae Wook đã vươn lên thành một ngôi sao Hallyu hạng A. Tuy nhiên, từ sau drama “I love you” (năm 2008), anh dần như đánh mất vị thế của
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Le harcèlement en ligne est-il pire que dans le réel ? - Sur-la-Toile
Google News - over 5 years
Cela pourrait expliquer pourquoi certain(e)s en viennent aux dernières extrémités comme la célèbre actrice coréenne Choi Jin Sil par exemple. De plus en plus, les harceleurs utilisent la technologie moderne pour surveiller et tourmenter leurs victimes
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Internet Evolution: The War on Web Anonymity - Spiegel Online
Google News - over 5 years
In 2008, the 39-year-old Korean actress Choi Jin-sil was bombarded with hateful tirades online. No longer able to bear the attacks, she hung herself. The nation was shocked. The conservative government reacted with the broader application of a law
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Chứng mê đắm tin giật gân - Tuổi Trẻ
Google News - over 5 years
Từ ca sĩ Kim Min Soo cho đến diễn viên Lee Eon, Ahn Jae Hwan, Choi Jin Sil..., những cái chết đó cho thấy nghệ sĩ thật sự quá mong manh và áp lực tinh thần có thể tiêu diệt họ mỗi ngày. Ngay tại Hong Kong, áp lực báo chí về chuyện giới tính đã là một
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SKorea university boss apparently kills himself - Contra Costa Times
Google News - over 5 years
Popular actress Choi Jin-sil hanged herself in 2008 and her younger brother, also an actor, killed himself last year. Earlier this year, four students at a top science university committed suicide, allegedly due to distress over its tough academic
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With the Power of Social Media Comes Responsibility - The Chosun Ilbo
Google News - almost 6 years
Actresses like Choi Jin-sil and Jeong Da-bin, who also took their own lives, suffered tremendous emotional distress from insulting comments on the Internet. In Song's case, social networking sites seem to have been a source of the suffering
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Bi kịch “tự giết mình” của sao Hàn Quốc - VNMedia
Google News - almost 6 years
Mới đây, MC nổi tiếng Song Ji Seon là cái tên mới nhất trong làng showbiz Hàn ra đi sau hàng loạt cái tên đình đám như Park Jin Young, Ahn Jae Hwan, Choi Jin Sil… Cô là một MC kì cựu và khả ái của đài MBC, vào chiều ngày 23/5 vừa qua, Song Ji Seon đã
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Tragedi Landa Sepakbola Korea - Portal CBN
Google News - almost 6 years
Sejak 2008 ketika aktris terkenal Korea Choi Jin-Sil diketahui tewas dengan mengakhiri hidupnya sendiri, beberapa bulan kemudian 70 persen kematian disebabkan bunuh diri. Sepanjang 2011, lima mahasiswa di Universitas terkenal di Korea, Korea Advance
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Tragedy strikes South Korean football - ESPN
Google News - almost 6 years
There are concerns that such celebrity deaths can influence others; after famous actress Choi Jin-Sil killed herself in 2008, there was a 70% increase in people taking their own lives in the following month. But it is not confined to the rich and
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Jung Woo Sung hối hận vì "mù mắt" khi yêu - XãLuận.com tin tức việt nam 24h cập nhật
Google News - almost 6 years
Sự kiện này được so sánh về mức độ gây shock ngang ngửa với vụ việc nữ diễn viên nổi tiếng Choi Jin Sil tự sát. Mọi sự chú ý đổ dồn vào hai nhân vật chính là Lee Ji Ah và Seo Tae Ji. Thế nhưng còn một người thứ 3 chịu áp lực không hề kém hai nhân vật
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Catchy works at Jeonju Film Fest - Korea Times
Google News - almost 6 years
The section includes retro 1990s movies by Lee Myung-se, such as “First Love” starring the late actress Choi Jin-sil opposite funnyman Park Choong-hoon. Tickets for screenings can be purchased in advance online. For more information on the festival
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Người mẫu trẻ Hàn Quốc uống thuốc độc tự tử - XãLuận.com tin tức việt nam 24h cập nhật
Google News - almost 6 years
Trong những năm qua, rất nhiều nghệ sĩ Hàn Quốc đã tự vẫn vì bị stress trong công việc và cuộc sống riêng tư như diễn viên Ahn Jae Hwan, Choi Jin Sil (năm 2008), diễn viên "Vườn sao băng" Jang Ja Yun, người mẫu Kim Daul (2009), Choi Jin Young (em trai
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Thêm một siêu mẫu xứ Hàn tự tử - Tiền Phong Online
Google News - almost 6 years
... mất năm 2008), Choi Jin Sil (diễn viên, 39 tuổi, qua đời năm 2008), Jang Ja Yeon (diễn viên/ người mẫu, 29 tuổi, qua đời năm 2009), Kim Daul (người mẫu, 20 tuổi, mất năm 2009), Choi Jin Young (diễn viên/ ca sĩ, em trai nữ diễn viên Choi Jin Sil,
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Korean Star's Suicide Reignites Debate on Web Regulation
NYTimes - over 8 years
Choi Jin-sil, a movie star, was the closest thing South Korea had to a national sweetheart. So when Ms. Choi, 39, was found dead in her apartment on Oct. 2 in what the police concluded was a suicide, her grief-stricken homeland sought an answer to why the actress had chosen to end her life. The police, the media and members of Parliament
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Corrections: For The Record
NYTimes - over 8 years
An article on Friday about the suspected suicide of Choi Jin-sil, a South Korean actress, which the police linked to malicious rumors about her on the Internet, misspelled the name of a South Korean singer who killed herself last year after rumors were spread online that she had undergone plastic surgery. She is Yuni, not Yoo Na.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Choi Jin-sil
    THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    She was also an MC in a talk show, Choi Jin-sil 'Truth and Lie in 2008.
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    A second season of The Last Scandal of My Life" was being planned for broadcast in November 2008 before her death.
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    Choi Jin-Sil committed suicide by hanging on 2 October 2008, at her home in Seoul.
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    She committed suicide by hanging on October 2, 2008, at her home in Seoul.
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    On 22 September 2008, Choi sought a police probe into the source of the rumours, calling them groundless.
    More Details Hide Details On 28 September 2008, police arrested a securities company employee for spreading the rumours. Choi came under greater stress amid rumours circulating on the Internet that she was involved in the suicide of fellow actor Ahn Jae-Hwan. In response to Choi's death, the South Korean government tried to strengthen a legal push to regulate Internet postings. Politicians have reacted by proposing legislation that would impose a more rigorous real name registration requirement on the Internet and more heightened punishment for libelous statements. The news of her death was widely reported and large number of reporters rushed to Choi's house to cover the event. On the other hand, major portal web sites blocked online users from leaving replies for articles concerning Choi, for fear that some users might leave malicious comments. "Almost 80 percent of South Korea's households have broadband access, fostering active online interactions. Most Web sites here have bulletin boards where users can post uncensored, anonymous comments, and nearly all young people run their own blogs, updating via cellphone. Such sites were a major avenue for rumors about the possible dangers of dropping a ban on American beef that fed enormous street protests and political upheaval earlier this year. Major Web portals have in recent years doubled the number of monitors to screen out online character assassination and respond more quickly to complaints of malicious rumors. But many victims still complained that vicious rumors spread so fast their reputations were ruined virtually overnight," The New York Times commented on her death on October 2, 2008.
  • 2004
    Age 35
    In September 2004, Choi decided that she divorced Cho.
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    Cho insisted that Choi was a blameful spouse through the press without filing a lawsuit for divorce in December 2004.
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    In August 2004, Choi Jin-sil came forward and declared herself a victim of domestic violence.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently the advertiser, Shinhan Engineering and Construction, claimed she did not keep her contractual obligation to "maintain dignity" because she disclosed to the public her bruised and swollen face which was caused by the violence of her then husband.
    On June 4, 2009, the Supreme Court reversed a high court ruling that decided in favour of Choi in a compensation suit filed by the advertiser in 2004 against the actress, who was the model for its apartments.
    More Details Hide Details In handing down its ruling, the Supreme Court censured Choi for coming forward and declaring herself a victim of domestic violence, saying it constituted a failure to maintain proper "social and moral honour". Her two children became defendants as heirs. On 9 June 2009, Korean Womenlink, the Korea Women's Hot Line, and the Korea Women's Association United issued a joint statement lambasting the ruling. Women's groups censured the Supreme Court for not realising the suffering of domestic violence victims, which included Choi. As to the ruling, the groups claimed that revealing the results of domestic violence was not a matter of "dignity" but a matter of "survival". "When a person is suffering, he or she needs to restore their dignity and social honour by disclosing the damage and seeking proper legal help as Choi did," a director of Korean Womenlink said.
    She largely stayed out of the limelight, raising her two children after her high-profile divorce in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, she returned with the soap opera My Rosy Life in a role that resurrected her career. Her last work was The Last Scandal of My Life (2008), generating many positive reviews from critics and viewers.
  • 2002
    Age 33
    In November 2002, Cho physically attacked Choi, who was then pregnant with their second child. In August 2004, Cho again assaulted her. The former violence was known to people in December 2002 by Cho and Cho insisted that the violence had been mutual attack to the press.
    More Details Hide Details Cho insisted that the latter violence also had been mutual attack, the press did an in-depth reporting of the case and Choi's wounded face was opened to the public. Choi, advertising model was sued by advertiser in connection with the open act. Many lawyers defined that the lawsuit was Violence against women, they helped Choi and the defense counsel composed of twenty five lawyers argued with the advertiser in favor of Choi in law court for free. Choi took the parental rights and child custody over the children on condition of exempting Cho's debt to her mother and brother as well as dropping several charges against Cho. Cho could only visit his children regularly according to the mutual agreement. Choi became parent with sole parental right. Choi also received the document relinquished parental right from Cho and it was notarized by a lawyer.
    Cho committed a breach of marital fidelity, violence and defamation against Choi for about two years from 2002 to 2004.
    More Details Hide Details In addition, Cho borrowed money from Choi's mother and Choi's younger brother and defaulted on the debt; Cho was sued for it by them.
    Choi privately had the consideration period in connection with divorce for about two years from 2002 to 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Choi had not been sued for divorce for the period.
  • 2000
    Age 31
    In 2000, her marriage to Cho Sung-Min received widespread attention in South Korea.
    More Details Hide Details Cho was a professional baseball player with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan. They first met on a television show in 1998. Choi gave birth to a son Hwan-Hee (2001) and a daughter Joon-Hee (2003).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 25
    She came near being abducted in 1994 and 1998.
    More Details Hide Details She often suffered stalking.
    In 1994, her former manager Bae Byeong-Su, who was an influential figure in the entertainment field, was murdered by her road manager.
    More Details Hide Details She was called in as a witness. The incident shocked the Korean public. Rumors circulated that she was implicated in the crime and she was defamed by unspecified individuals. She had a traffic accident in 1995.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 19
    In 1988, she became a TV actress starring in the MBC historical drama, 500 Years of Joseon.
    More Details Hide Details Her first film was North Korean Partisan in South Korea (1990). After several experiences in TV dramas as a supporting actress, Choi played leading roles in the movie My Love, My Bride (1990) and the MBC drama Jealousy (1992). In 1998, Choi published an autobiography Yes, Let's Live Truthfully Today Too, looking back at the change from an ordinary high school graduate to a famous actress.
  • 1987
    Age 18
    In 1987, Choi graduated from Seonil Girls' High School.
    More Details Hide Details She began in Korea's entertainment circles as an advertising film model. She began to gain celebrity in an advertising campaign for Samsung Electronics in which she acted as a newly wedded housewife.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Choi was born as the first child to her parents Choi Guk-Hyeon and Jeong Ok-Suk on 24 December 1968 in Seoul.
    More Details Hide Details Her mother separated from her father since 1985 and divorced him in 1998. She had a younger brother, Choi Jin-young who was an actor and singer. Her family was so poor that her mother once managed the household by running a pojangmacha (a small street stall selling foods). She dreamed of becoming a star to escape from the poverty. She said in talk shows her nickname during her school days was "Choisujebi" because she used to eat "sujebi" (a dumpling soup) instead of ordinary meals due to the home environment. Although she later became a high-paid model and actress, she was known for frugality, even receiving awards for her savings activity and frugality.
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