“It seems that Kakao has decided to adhere to giant agencies’ and organizations’ decisions to act up against malicious comments online. On Friday, October 25, Daum, one of Naver’s biggest portals, announced that they will terminate the comments in the entertainment news sections.
In a press conference, Kakao CEOs Yeo Min Soo and Jo Soo Yong announced this news, which is timely given the intensified talks about hateful comments on social media against celebrities and non-celebrities and also given the unfortunate passing of the actress and f(x) alumna Sulli.“As we could see from recent events, many people say that the level of insults and abuse directed towards the characters of the celebrities involved in entertainment news has reached a point of damaging the health of the public sphere,” he stated.”
This should be a consideration on Viki also…at least the timed comments. I have watched these get more and more hateful with more and more foul, disgusting langage day by day. It seems all the timed comments are either spouting seriously nasty stuff about the actress or actors looks, tearing apart the writers (who do not always have much control anyway) or just spewing hate at the overall drama. (That’s when they are not whining about subs or asking technical questions…so dumb.) With a comment section in each episode of a drama where there can be a DISCUSSION, timed comments are totally unnecessary and just another source of cyberbullying. There are several people I see who are truly sick.
Actually would not bother me to get rid of comment section altogether. No one discusses the dramas anymore, they just whine about subs or Viki or VikiPass episode after episode.