Novelist Gong Ji-young deactivated her Twitter account on Thursday, days after exchanging nasty comments with actress Kim Boo-sun about the latter's alleged affair with Gong's ex-husband.
In a Facebook post on Friday, Gong, 57, reportedly wrote that she would quit social media and focus on writing novels, adding she would "meet" her readers through her books, not social media. The message is no longer available because her Facebook account was also deactivated after the statement.
"I am leaving Facebook, and other social media, too," she wrote. "The past 10 years of being active on social media were full of traumatic experiences. I'm sorry if I hurt others with my social media posts. Please forget me. I will meet my readers through my books. I realized living a decent life in this ferocious and rugged world is almost impossible."
Her abrupt announcement came days after she and Kim argued publicly.
Noting that although she and her ex-husband divorced 16 years ago, Gong said she learned recently that her ex-husband had an affair with an unnamed actress. She alleged the actress blackmailed her, threatening to disclose an obscene photo her ex-husband had sent her if the novelist did not offer her a public apology.( Collapse )
source: The Korea Times