The Democratic Party’s official YouTube channel ‘Deli Democracy’.
After the Democratic Party of Korea uploaded a video supporting presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung mimicking the voice of former President Roh Moo-hyun, it was criticized for ‘blaspheming the deceased’ from both the ruling and opposition parties. After the controversy arose, the Democratic Party deleted the video and explained on the 6th that it was “made by supporters, not by the Election Countermeasures Committee.”
On the 5th, on the Democratic Party’s official YouTube channel ‘Delhi Democracy’, a video titled ‘Even if I think twice, it’s Lee Jae-myung #Roh Moo-hyun’s letter’ was posted. In the video, in the voice of former President Roh, “It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you. It is very difficult to say hello and say hello because of Corona 19.” He said, “I, Roh Moo-hyun, dream of a world where people live, rise from poverty and adversity, think only of the people, and fight against injustice without compromising on injustice. I support it.” In the video, the fictional former President Roh concludes his support speech by saying, “My wife, Kwon Yang-sook, also supported candidate Lee Jae-myung, who resembles me.”
Criticism arose from both the opposition and the ruling party for the video, which appeared to have used a voice that mimics the voice of former President Roh while he was alive. People’s Strength lawmaker Ha Tae-kyung said in a social networking service (SNS), “Manipulating the voice of a former president and using it in the presidential election is a serious crime that goes against national unity and damages the honor of the deceased.” UFC commentator Kim Nam-hoon, known for his pro-moon (Jae-in) propensity, also posted on SNS, “What about deepfake AI? President Roh Moo-hyun’s declaration of support for Lee Jae-myung as a vocal imitation (?)?” and “Wow. really. You,” he criticized.
After the controversy, the Democratic Party deleted the post. Kwon Hyuk-ki, head of the public affairs department of the Democratic Party’s election committee, said on the same day, “The video of former President Roh was not produced by the Democratic Party or the election committee, but by a supporter. “In this regard, Party leader Song Young-gil has issued a warning to the headquarters,” he said.