This video says about itself:
29 December 2016
Months ago, I thought the bombshell announcement of a blacklist of Korea’s artists would get President Park impeached. Well, apparently it had to take the Choi Soon-sil scandal to get to an impeachment vote. But will the blacklist of some of your favorite artists like Cannes Award-winning film director Park Chan-wook be the smoking gun that removes President Park from office?
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
South Korea: Artists blacklisted for supporting the wrong party
Friday 30th December 2016
SOUTH KOREA’S burgeoning investigation into corruption in impeached President Park Geun Hye’s administration spread to the arts yesterday with claims that thousands of artists were blacklisted for political reasons.
Ambassador to France Mo Chul Min, who was education and culture secretary in 2013-14, was summoned by police for questioning about the blacklist, by which actors, theatre directors, painters and musicians were prevented from using state venues and denied financial support.
Former culture minister Yoo Jin Ryong alleges that Mr Mo passed the blacklist to his ministry, while Gwangju Mayor Yoon Jang Hyeon has reported government pressure not to display art satirising Ms Park.
Mr Yoo accuses current Culture Minister Cho Yoon Sun of having created the blacklist, but she denies any knowledge of it.
Some of South Korea’s most influential cultural figures, including film director Park Chan Wook and poet Ko Un, were apparently blacklisted for activities such as signing a statement critical of the government’s conduct during 2014’s lethal ferry disaster or publicly backing opposition candidates during elections.
Investigators looking into claims that President Park’s shady guru Choi Soon Sil extorted money from businesses in return for political favours also summoned Samsung sports marketing director Jim Jae Youl for questioning yesterday.
He is accused of sponsoring Ms Choi.
And they have also requested an arrest warrant be issued for former health minister Moon Hyung Pyo, who is charged with putting pressure on the National Pension Service to back a merger deal between two Samsung affiliates despite it costing the fund hundreds of millions of pounds.
South Korean minister arrested, accused of blacklisting cultural figures: here.