SEOUL, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean actor Song Joong-ki on Wednesday applauded his fiance and fellow actress Song Hye-kyo’s decision to decline an ad sponsorship offer from Mitsubishi Motors over the company’s association with forced mobilization of Korean laborers during the second World War.
“I first learned that Hye-kyo declined the offer from the news. It was an act worthy of applause in my mind,” Song told reporters at a press conference for “The Battleship Island” at CGV-Yongsan theater in central Seoul.
Song Hye-kyo, who co-starred in KBS 2TV’s mega-hit drama “Descendants of the Sun” with Song Joong-ki, rejected a modeling offer from the Japanese automaker in April of 2016, as the Mitsubishi Group was involved in a lawsuit over the alleged use of Korean forced labor during Japan’s occupation of Korea.
“A person with a rational mind would have done the same. She became someone I love, and looking back from my heart I truly believe the actions she took were right,” said Song Joong-ki. The real-life celebrity couple announced earlier this month they are getting married in October.