Stars Miffed by ¡®Money-Grubbing¡¯ Slur

Star actors Song Kang-ho and Choi Min-sik on Wednesday protested against a charge by director Kang Woo-suk that Korean actors make too much money and act as if the entire movie world is dedicated to paying off a couple of big names. One of Korea's biggest-name directors and the man behind blockbusters "Silmido" and "Public Enemy," Kang had singled out Song and Choi by name. They are demanding a public apology.

"Our honor and the image of our agencies have been damaged by the illogical and groundless verbal assault of one individual,¡± the actors said in a press statement. ¡°Kang Woo-suk should take responsibility and officially apologize through the media." The two actors said they would consider legal action if no apology is forthcoming. / 6¿ù 29, 2005 19:35 KST