MC Kang Ho Dong‘s name has been dropped from the entertainment awards nominations.
According to an MBC insider on the 22nd, Kang Ho Dong has been removed from their ‘Broadcast Entertainment Awards’ nominees’ list. The MC has not made any official appearances after announcing his temporary leave from the industry, and MBC feared listing his name would stir unnecessary controversy.
Ahead of this, his name was also removed from the KBS entertainment awards nominations. Kang Ho Dong has led some of the most popular programs on all three major broadcasting networks and was without a doubt predicted to receive Daesangs at the year-end awards ceremony, however, this became difficult after he made his exit from the entertainment industry. There has yet to be an official statement from SBS, but they will most likely report that they will be removing him from their list as well.
The MC was involved in a tax evasion controversy this past September and decided to temporarily retire from the industry to reflect on his actions. After his leave, his shows ‘Knee-Drop Guru‘, ‘Strong Heart‘, and ‘1N2D‘ struggled while getting adjusted to his absence.
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