Shinhwa Broadcast Apologizes for Sexual Harassment Controversy
What started out as fun and games ended up causing many people to frown, and jTBC’s Shinhwa Broadcast has officially apologized.
On June 4, Shinhwa Broadcast apologized through its official Twitter, regarding the sexual harassment controversy that rose with June 2’s episode.
In the episode, Shinhwa’s Andy was kidnapped by Infinity Girls comediennes in a hostage scenario and ‘tortured’ with kisses and excessive groping, making viewers feel rather uncomfortable.
In the apology, Shinhwa Broadcast wrote, “The staff of Shinhwa Broadcast would like to apologize for unintentionally causing discomfort to the viewers with June 2’s broadcast.
Despite everyone’s worries, the filming took place with a positive atmosphere from beginning to end with consent and complete understanding [of the concept] from the comediennes and Andy beforehand. It seems that the emphasized mood of the edited results, which were for the enjoyment of the broadcast, was what caused discomfort while viewing.
With the following episode, we will be more careful to make sure not to create any more concerns or worries for the viewers. We will seriously take in everyone’s interest and advice for Shinhwa Broadcast and will do our best to create an enjoyable Shinhwa Broadcast. “
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