Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo Dating News: Netizens Notice How the Media Differently Handle Ex-Couple’s Respective Dating News

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After the news about Song Joong Ki’s new girlfriend broke out, fans couldn’t help but compare how the media handled the actor and his ex-wife, Song Hye Kyo’s respective dating news.

They have noticed how Korean journalists release different articles about the two when it comes to their dating lives. By the looks of it, they’re more in favor of Song Joong Ki and making Song Hye Kyo appear like the bad guy.

The Difference Between Reporting Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo’s Respective Dating News

According to AllKpop, netizens notice there is only positive news about the Reborn Rich star’s alleged girlfriend, Katy Louise Saunders.

In a discussion on the online community Pann Nate, fans said The Glory actress is often slandered whenever rumors about her dating begin. There is also negative news about her when she goes out with a guy.

On the contrary, Song Joong Ki receives praise for dating a British woman. But if a female Korean celebrity like Song Hye Kyo dates a foreign man, she will surely face a huge backlash.

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"Imagine how much people would have slandered Song Hye Kyo if she showed up at the airport with a foreign man," one fan said.

"What I find ridiculous about people cursing at Song Hye Kyo for being a man-crazed woman is that she probably isn't even left alone by men,” a netizen explained.

“With her face? It's not like Song Hye Kyo threatened those men to date her,” they added. “I think it would be weird that two good-looking celebrities aren't dating each other after filming together for months.”

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Another fan agreed, stressing female celebrities are often reportedly negatively compared to their male counterparts.

"Song Hye Kyo does get a lot of malicious comments," and "It's because Song Hye Kyo's dating news was more publicized,” others stated.

Why Did Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo Divorce?

Back when they were still so much in love, fans called Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo the Song-Song couple.

Their love story began on the set of their K-drama series Descendants of the Sun. From real, they became a real-life couple and started dating when the show’s filming wrapped up.

The two tried to keep their romance private, but their agencies eventually confirmed their relationship in 2017. In the same year, they tied the knot.

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However, after just a couple of years, they announced their separation, with Song Joong Ki filing for divorce from Song Hye Kyo due to “differences in personalities.”

“The reason [for the divorce] is differences in personality,” the Encounter’s star agency, United Artists Agency Jet Tone Films, said in a statement. “As the two were unable to overcome their differences, they were forced to come to this decision (the divorce). We respectfully ask for your understanding in regard to the fact that we cannot confirm any further details out of respect for the two actors’ personal lives.”

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