Korean Fans Furious Over Park Tae-hwan’s Treatment


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South Korea’s national swimming federation is in hot water with fans of Olympic hero Park Tae-hwan.

The swimming superstar’s admirers flooded the Korea Swimming Federation’s online bulletin board with livid posts after the 22-year-old nicknamed “Marine Boy” spent an hour last week promoting health supplements on a home shopping TV channel–a type of appearance often seen as a sign that big-name celebrities are past their commercial prime and need cash.

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