The ongoing JTBC drama 'Doctor Cha' and the ENA drama 'Bo-ra! Deborah' are facing heated discussions due to controversial dialogues. As opinions abound regarding these productions, one wonders what exactly sparked this controversy.

Currently airing 'Doctor Cha' portrays the tumultuous life of Cha Jeong-Sook, a 20-year housewife turned first-year medical resident. The show stars Kim Byeong-Cheol, Uhm Jung-Hwa, Myung Se-Bin, Min Woo-Hyuk, and others. The tenth episode, aired on May 14th, has recorded a viewer rating of 18% and is highly discussed due to its mix of comedy and physical humor.

However, a controversy over the dialogue has poured cold water on the hot streak of 'Doctor Cha'. The seventh episode depicted a Crohn's disease patient attempting suicide after failing anal reconstruction surgery and writing a will. Furthermore, the patient's girlfriend's parents said, "How can you marry while hiding such a terrible disease? You're ruining my daughter's life," and "This disease is hereditary. You should call off this marriage."

It's important to note that Crohn's disease is not hereditary, and its cause has yet to be determined. Despite this, the dialogues suggesting heredity and accusing the patient of ruining another's life have met with significant backlash. In response to viewer disapproval, the 'Doctor Cha' team apologized, stating, "The episode was intended to deal with a specific case of a patient with severe chronic complications of Crohn's disease. However, it lacked a clear explanation that this was not a general case of the disease." Unfortunately, the scene remains in the drama without any amendments, leaving a bitter aftertaste despite the show's popularity.

A similar controversy is surrounding Bo-ra! Deborah'. In 'Bo-ra! Deborah,' the character Deborah (played by Yoo In-Na) compares Auschwitz concentration camp to grooming one's appearance. Deborah states, "While seeing people lying on their own excrement and dying in Auschwitz, someone drank half a cup of water and washed their face with the rest." She also says, "They shaved with a piece of glass, looking at their reflection on the back of a plate, and they survived. Grooming and dressing up is a matter of survival."

During World War II, Auschwitz was a site of mass genocide committed by the Nazis, where about 400,000 Jews lost their lives. Some critics argue that using this place to metaphorically discuss beauty care is inappropriate. The 'Bo-ra! Deborah' team apologized, saying, "We should have spoken with a precise perspective on historical facts, but we failed to consider it carefully. We did not intend to trivialize historical tragedies, and we sincerely apologize." However, the dialogue from 'Bora Deborah' has spread globally online and is facing criticism. The show's team has decided to remove the controversial scene.

In a wave of popularity for 'K-Drama' both at home and abroad, started by Netflix's 'Squid Game' and continued by ENA's 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo,' the controversies surrounding 'Doctor Cha Jeong-Sook' and 'Bora Deborah' are indeed regrettable. At the root of these issues is the carelessness of the production team.

A broadcasting official commented, "Recent dramas have been repeatedly criticized for their dialogue. 'Bo-ra! Deborah' likened a historical tragedy to the protagonist's beauty care. 'Doctor Cha' also faced criticism for generalizing symptoms of Crohn's disease. The biggest reason for these controversies is the carelessness of the production team. Despite the existence of actual historical victims or patients, they have merely used these elements as plot devices to highlight specific characters."

He continued, "Modern viewers quickly react to the dissemination of incorrect information or morally questionable content. The speed at which a dialogue controversy directly impacts the entire work is faster than ever. It's regrettable that the writers and directors failed to thoroughly assess these risks."