South Korean celebrities have requested a prosecution probe into a government blacklist dating as far back as 2009.
Outrage over reports of the existence of an “artist blacklist” had been central to the unprecedented impeachment of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.
Now, local creatives and artists are taking action against Park and another former head of state, Lee Myung-bak, fling complaints against them over censorship allegations.
Top South Korean filmmakers, actors and TV personalities have also filed a case with the Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea, part of the Ministry of Justice, requesting an investigation into whether the former Lee administration indeed ordered the national spy agency to blackball industryites during the time it was in power from 2008 until 2013. Park is already being probed after her impeachment.