Chinese shopping site illegally uses Song Joong Ki’s image to advertise their high heels

Since the airing of KBS-2TV drama Descendants of the Sun, Song Joong Ki‘s popularity in China has soared and he is undoubtedly one of most recognized Korean actors in the country.

On an online community board, a netizen uploaded a photo of Song Joong Ki blatantly photoshopped to “model” for a Chinese shopping website’s goods, in this case, female high heeled shoes. With the top half coming from one of the advertised stills from the popular Korean drama, the second half – along with the left arm holding the purse – is from another female model wearing the gray pants and highlighted heeled shoes.

As Song Joong Ki’s rises as one of South Korea’s Hallyu stars, unfortunately, so will the illegal practice of using his image for advertisements.

Image: Song Joong Ki & Song Hye Kyo "Descendants of the Sun" / KBS 2TV
Image: Song Joong Ki & Song Hye Kyo “Descendants of the Sun” / KBS 2TV

Image: Online community website via Dispatch
Image: Online community website via Dispatch

Source: Dispatch