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MBC responds to Heechul's comments about 'Idol Star Athletics Championship'

By starsung   Friday, September 27, 2013   96,529   720   138



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With netizens showing much interest in Heechul's comments made on JTBC's 'Ssul Jeon' about the 'Idol Star Athletics Championship', MBC was reached for comments and a rep offered the broadcast station's thoughts.

SEE ALSO: Heechul discusses the perks and problems associated with 'Idol Star Athletics Championships'

As previously mentioned, Heechul commented that idols don't really have much of a choice when it comes to participating in the event since if they refuse to attend, they might end up putting themselves into a case where they may not be on good terms with the broadcast station. Thereby hinting that this may lead those idol groups to suffer disadvantages on shows like the broadcast station's music programs.

An MBC rep responded on the 27th, "We heard about Heechul's comments on JTBC's 'Ssul Jeon'. Expressing diverse thoughts like that is one of the special traits of 'Ssul Jeon', so we don't think it's something to read into."

"It seems like rumors about idol groups suffering disadvantages on MBC's music programs if they don't appear on 'Idol Star Athletics Championship' have been raised a few times. However, in reality, even in this year's filming there were several cases of idol groups that couldn't make the filming because of their schedules," the rep added, revealing that idols are not forced or threatened to film for the show.

When asked if there is another holiday special 'Idol Star Athletics Championship' planned for this year, another rep commented, "Since the response to this past Chuseok special was good, we are thinking towards the direction of doing one... However, as there is still some time left, we'll have to discuss it when it gets closer to the date."

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  3. idol star athletics championship
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futureha Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ummm... really.... the only good thing about IAC is the fanservice.... and.... that's it!! Why exactly do these idols even have to attend especially when all you see are articles popping up about injured idols. Why would you even want to appear in a program like that? Idols should only sing, dance and act, why should they have to do athletics? What's wrong with MBC. This is why I love Heechul, he's so blunt and it's not even a bad thing. It's not like this isn't the first time MBC has been under fire... they should just return Star Dance Battle!!!

Doodles Sunday, September 29, 2013

The fact that they don't really flat out deny that idols suffer in the future if they don't go, makes their answer sound like a lie. They just beat around the bush saying how some idols don't attend because of this and that, but never denying anything. Even though it has not been the first time they've been accused of it.

We all know how blunt Heechul is, he is famous for it, so this time I'm taking his side and not buying MBC bullshit excuses.

digitalperversio Sunday, September 29, 2013


Mbc we know who you truly hard ;

Thank you Heechul ;

Let this guys preach the thruth !!

bittersweet11 Sunday, September 29, 2013

oh yeah Diva Heechuls is back!! ; He haven't changed a bit and army just made him more matured!

b3an Saturday, September 28, 2013

i wanna see some STAR DANCE BATTLE!!

cuteemcdeck Saturday, September 28, 2013

What's that smell? Smells like bullshit. The Heechster knows what he's talking about. And also fk off with the idol athletic championship...BRING BACK STAR DANCE BATTLING INSTEAD...that is the best srsly...I will watch EVERY single episode bring it back and fuck off with IAC...

sara5_8kpop Saturday, September 28, 2013

BS!!! :D

. Saturday, September 28, 2013

I just remember an article said that heechul really is the most responsible in suju and (sorry to say) there really are gays in them, amazingly enough Heechul is not one of them contrary to him acting feminine in broadcasts. He's really a good guy according to sources

elf_marzieh Sunday, September 29, 2013

People who doesnt know Super Junior members and say they are gay just judge by seeing a photo. in the real life and real shows they are really normal and doesnt seem gay at all.

elf_marzieh Sunday, September 29, 2013

And yes Heechul is very good.

. Sunday, September 29, 2013

@elf-marzieh I didn't really judge them by photos, If I were to judge a gay it would be heechul, but apparently that was the surprising part. apparently you only read "ALL SUJU ARE GAY" but apparently that's not what i meant, although there are as "THEY" say, but they i meant not netizens

elf_marzieh Sunday, September 29, 2013

@. I know . I read your comment completely . I meant the people who say it in general not you. cause you felt he is nice and different from negative ideas . but other whom I mean talk bad about him and other SJ members and dont want to agree these 15 boys are really lovely .

. Monday, September 30, 2013

@elf-marzieh ok

. Monday, September 30, 2013

@elf-marzieh ok

lee_na Saturday, September 28, 2013

we all know MBC will turn it´s back to idols, if they don´t do what MBC wants

makotokarasuma Saturday, September 28, 2013

and here i am wondering why YG artists never win or maybe invited in SHOW CHAMPIONSHIP.. and Music Core removed chart system and awards when GD was on top.. ;what a cheap shot..

Heechul is blunt and honest.. i'm happy your back.. ;

. Saturday, September 28, 2013

It's a funny thing because YG doesn't give a f*ck because they already know how nasty some of the companies are. Yet YG are still on top of the business. Their loss not YG's

makotokarasuma Saturday, September 28, 2013

@. agree ;D

usernameallkpop Saturday, September 28, 2013

that's just how life is. good thing YG is a big agency. and that's why I really like Heechul!! hahah more from Heechul!

cuteemcdeck Saturday, September 28, 2013

lmao who cares...YG >>>>>> MBC Tbh...didn't they also make GD live rehearse for hours then made him lip synch during the performance *mic cut off*..basically told GD to fk off...but who cares YG's getting recognition from the states where as MBC are being jealous haters lmao...

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