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Content related to artists accused of sexual misdeeds to be removed from school textbooks

All Headlines 11:43 March 08, 2018

SEJONG, March 8 (Yonhap) -- Publishers have decided to remove content related to writers and artists accused of sexual misdeeds from secondary school textbooks, at the request of the Ministry of Education.

The ministry said Thursday 10 publishers will delete references to poet Ko Un, theatrical directors Lee Youn-taek and Oh Tae-sok. They are among the most prominent artists accused of having sexually harassed and assaulted women in the ongoing Me Too movement.

Four sections out of the total 39 will remain untouched since they only mention them by name, the ministry added. The changes will be made over the next two months.

The graphic file image, filed on March 7, 2018, shows renowned poet Ko Un who faces allegations of sexual misconduct. (Yonhap)

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