Netizens Criticize 2PM Nichkhun′s Gold Medal Win on ′Idol Star Olympics′
MBC’s Idol Star Olympics kept as much of 2PM Nichkhun’s appearances on the show alive, but after the show aired, netizens were quick to start a new debate.
On July 25, Idol Star Olympics showed Nichkhun participating in a game of table tennis with T-ara’s Jiyeon, f(x)’s Amber and 2AM’s Chang Min. Nichkhun was quick on his toes and exhibited skills like a professional with strong and complete plays.
In the end, Nichkhun and Jiyeon actually won the gold medal for this genre on the show, saving Nichkhun from being completely edited out from the broadcast.
However, following after the broadcast, netizens showed some discomfort at the singer, who was involved in a DUI accident on July 24.
Netizens said, “He has caused a disturbance to the public. How could you send him out on air, smiling like that?” “The captions that made Nichkhun’s performance stand out were an eye-sore. That’s just the greed of the production staff,” and “No one benefited from this broadcast. Not Nichkhun or the production staff.”
There were, however, some netizens who understood the perspective of the program’s decision to keep Nichkhun’s table tennis scene alive, especially since his skills and eventual win were something that could not be ignored.
It would also be unfair for the stars who shared the screen with Nichkhun during the table tennis match.
Meanwhile, Idol Star Olympics will continue to its second part on July 26, featuring 100 idol group members. It is most likely that Nichkhun’s appearance on tonight’s episode will be edited out as much as possible.
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