Kim Go-eun gives fitting reply to haters: Goblin star says one must have 'a healthy mind and heart' first

The Goblin actor says women should be proud of who they are, not worry about perception of others.

Kim Go-eun
Kim Go-eun poses for Elle Korea.

Kim Go-eun is one of the most popular female actors in South Korea, and she recently stole everyone's hearts, thanks to her stellar role as Ji Eun-tak, the bride of Gong Yoo's Kim Shin in tvN drama, 'Goblin: The Lonely and Great God.'

She was recently featured in Elle Korea magazine's March issue titled "Yes! We are Women" and she had an empowering message for all women of the world.

As noted by Koreaboo and various other news outlets, Kim Go-eun was asked what made her most happy as a woman, to which she replied: "Women are beautiful purely for existing. Every age bracket brings a new kind of beauty and it's so clear with each group. It's like cutting in to a rock and finding a diamond; the whole process of being born as a girl and growing into a woman is so beautiful."

The 'Goblin' star was recently subjected to verbal abuses and hate words by netizens who called her 'ugly' and 'toad' when she posted a photo of herself, on a hammock, without any make-up, on her Instagram profile. She deleted the photo shortly. But the incident also highlighted how people objectify beauty and attach too much importance to the superficial aspect of it, exposing themselves as hollow instead.

Obliquely addressing the issue of her recent abuse, she said: "Of course it would be great to be physically beautiful to many people's eyes, but if I try and change myself to satisfy a set standard of beauty, I feel like I'll exhaust myself. It'll continue clashing with my own unique creativity. I believe everyone is beautiful in their own way."

Kim Go-eun had also said that it is far more important to have a sane mind and clear heart than a beautiful face. The 25-year old actor added: "There's one thing I want from myself, and it's to always be a person with a healthy mind and heart. It's more difficult than I thought."

This article was first published on February 22, 2017