‘Descendants of the Sun’ and Vietnam War – an Unexpected Relation


Omaisau Ha Noi

By Thu Ngo

The South Korean troops executed civilian massacres [in the South Vietnam] but no apologies have been heard. And today, we are enjoying such a series as ‘Descendants of the Sun’?

What are we then? Have we lost our mind?


Please think of our innocent people whose death has not been properly acknowledged …

That is my translation of a long message entitled “Please…” which has been rampantly shared among Vietnamese facebook users since yesterday. Written by a local reporter who used to write about the Hallyu as well as he self-claimed, the status received more than 70,000 likes shortly after being posted [1].

Perhaps when starting the filming, the staff of ‘Descendants of the Sun’ (DOTS), the series mentioned directly in the post, did not expect the drama would stir up the public opinions in this way: bringing up to the public a war…

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