Korean female weightlifting legend Jang Mi-ran (40), professor of physical education at Yongin University, is receiving a barrage of malicious comments from fierce supporters of the Democratic Party. The reason for her surprise was that she was selected as the second vice minister of culture, sports and tourism under the Yoon Seok-yeol government.
On the 29th, an article titled ‘I didn’t know that Rose was filmed in 2, Disappointed’ was posted on Lee Jae-myeong’s fan cafe ‘Jae-myeong’s Village’, the representative of the Democratic Party. Comments were posted on the article that were close to slander against Professor Jang토토사이트.
Comments such as “It is difficult for athletes to live with their brains taken care of” and “She will be responsible for her own choices later on”. In addition, members of Jaemyung’s village said, “Cooperating with Hitler?” “The rose is disappointing” and “how does a weightlifter know what to borrow?”
A number of posts and comments expressing dissatisfaction with Professor Jang Mi-ran have also been posted on pro-Democratic online communities.
Netizens commented, “Does it really have to be worn by Seok-Yeol Yoon in order to borrow pants ahead of the general election?” People with common sense would want to take a seat in such a crappy regime,” and “Accepting an appointed public official in an immoral regime is damaging to their careers.”
Even on Twitter, reactions such as “Jang Mi-ran was certified with 2 shots”, “It’s a vice minister with 2 shots in this government” and “Do people who converted to pro-Japanese in the late Japanese colonial period take a course?”
However, even in the pro-Democratic party online community, some netizens voiced their support for Professor Jang Mi-ran, such as “Let’s watch Jang Mi-ran’s progress first” and “Are all those who became civil servants under this regime 2 shots?” In fact, even in the Moon Jae-in administration, Choi Yoon-hee, a former swimmer, was appointed to the position of Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Despite this rebuttal, netizens with strong pro-democracy party attitudes did not back down, saying, “collaborators are only collaborators.”
Pro-Democratic party netizens sent a baptism of bad comments last year for the Qatar World Cup football team players meeting President Yoon Seok-yeol and first lady Kim Kun-hee and showing a friendly appearance. Some netizens even left malicious comments directly on the players’ personal social media. Professor Jang Mi-ran does not use personal social media.
On the 29th, President Yoon Seok-yeol announced a personnel plan for around 15 ministers and vice-ministers, including Professor Jang Mi-ran. Democratic Party spokesperson Park Seong-joon said at a briefing that day, “How does President Seok-yeol Yoon select only unqualified people? He criticized that personnel are going through the mesh.”
Spokesperson Park Seong-joon did not mention Professor Jang Mi-ran separately in the briefing, but criticized all the personnel included in the reshuffle, saying, “Not all of them are qualified.”
Meanwhile, the 2nd Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism is in charge of policy promotion and sports and tourism. Professor Jang Mi-ran became the first Korean female athlete to win a weightlifting gold medal (over 75 kg) at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Professor Jang Mi-ran won the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics after a close match with Tang Gonghong (China), the world champion at the time. .