'Running Man' Producers Said Sorry To Song Ji Hyo And Kim Jong Kook
After the controversial news of Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook being "kicked out" of the country's longest-running variety show, 'Running Man', which angered a lot of avid viewers, the producers had finally released an official statement.
In the official statement released by the show's producers, they have officially made an apology to both Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook. The complete statement is as follows:
"The producers of SBS' 'Running Man' are making a statement on the current controversy concerning the change in members.
The 'Running Man' producers have been working with the goal of the last 10 days of January 2017 for season 2 in mind.
During this process, reports of the reorganization involving Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo unexpectedly made the news when we didn't fully communicate with the 'Running Man' members. We ended up hurting Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo, who were like family for the past 7 years. For that, we sincerely apologize to them.
The 'Running Man' producers also feel ashamed in front of the viewers, who've loved 'Running Man' for so long.
We once again sincerely apologize for not being more deeply considerate of Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo. We also apologize to the rest of the 'Running Man' members, who must've been confused."
The show made some headlines when the news about two of its hosts, Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook, are "kicked out" broke out. As it turned out, the producers are planning to change hosts for the show's second season. Unfortunately, they have decided not to include both Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook on 'Running Man 2'. What angered the fans the most is the fact that both hosts weren't formally informed of the changes. They only learned about it on the news.