On the 15th, President Moon Jae-in ordered the newly appointed Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Hwang-hee to make an extraordinary effort to eradicate unreasonableness in the field of sports such as violence. Recently, female professional volleyball players Lee Jae-young and Lee Da-young (25) twin sisters controversy over school violence It was interpreted that it was aimed at.
President Moon presented a letter of appointment to Minister Hwang at the Blue House on that day, saying, “The sports field has instilled a lot of pride in the people, but in the shadows, sports human rights issues such as violence, corporal punishment, and sexual harassment have been raised.” Ordered what to do.
President Moon’s remarks are attracting attention in line with the recent wave of volleyball academia. It is pointed out that the controversy that sparked when the facts of the abuse of Lee Jae-young and Da-young in middle school were revealed, revealed the chronic behavior of the whole sports world, which was’sexuality first and personality education behind the scenes’. In addition, there is a growing voice that this controversy should be used as an opportunity for improvement.
On this day, the two players’ team, Heungkuk Life Insurance, decided to suspend the competition indefinitely for the two players, and the Korean Volleyball Association announced a policy to exclude the selection of national players indefinitely. However, voices demanding severe punishment for the abusers are not subsided, such as the Cheong Wa Dae public petition asking for “permanent expulsion” of the two players, and additional disclosures of the abuses in the online community continued. In addition, the volleyball world was turned upside down as the male professional volleyball players, OK Savings Bank Song Myung-geun and Shim Gyeong-seop, were exposed to the past.
President Moon’s remarks referring to’the issue of human rights in the sports world’ are analyzed that it has nothing to do with the recent volleyball abuse situation. President Moon said that when Shim Seok-hee, a female short track player, disclosed the victims of sexual assault from a former coach in January 2019, “they must be thoroughly investigated to the extent that it is not only revealed, but also to the extent that it is possible, and severe punishment must be performed. In addition, at a state council meeting held last year after the late Choi Sook-hyun of the triathlon (triathlon) made an extreme choice after suffering harsh behavior in his team, he said, “The sports world must break away from the old and backward behavior that has been practiced. ”And ordered related ministries to prepare measures to prevent recurrence. However, even after former Ministers Do Jong-hwan and Park Yang-woo and former vice-minister Choi Yoon-hee, a former sportsman, have passed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the issue of human rights violations continues.
Meanwhile, President Moon told Minister Hwang on the same day, “It is a priority to normalize and restore the field of culture, sports and tourism that has been hit hard by the corona.” “The people who are tired, stressed and formally depressed by the corona heal and recover “Please give me maximum support to make it possible.” In response, Hwang said, “I will do my best to find a way for the culture, sports and tourism industry, which was greatly shocked by the corona, to recover quickly.”
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