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'Produce 101' PD criticized for saying the show was intended to be healthy pornography

By yckim124   Thursday, July 21, 2016   106,663   6,554   213
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Producer Han Dong Chul revealed a bizarre, unexpected, and provocative reason for why he created the show 'Produce 101'. 


During an interview with 'High Cut', he was given the question, "Guys probably will not be interested in the male version of 'Produce 101'. How do you plan to attract male viewers?" PD answered, "Female or male, people will watch it if the program has a good, strong format. It's a matter of quality." 


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He continued, "I'm not sure how to say this, but the reason why I first created the female version is because I wanted to make healthy pornography for guys. Even though the contestants just seem like a younger sister or niece, aren't they adorable? I wanted to create a type of porn that gives you that feeling, and the male version will also serve as that type of porn for female viewers. I once heard that Rain's performance was like porn for girls. The male version of 'Produce 101' aims to fill in that fantasy, and if it's entertaining enough then male viewers will watch it too." 


Netizens, grossed out by the PD's intentions, commented, "WTF, he is sick", "He is seriously disgusting", "The majority of the contestants are underage. It's so gross how he had that kind of thought in mind when making the program. It gives me chills", "Okay.. That was something that I wish I never knew." 

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    Daebak_TaeTae 7 days ago

    Gosh, this PD is absolutely disgusting

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    r_c137 Monday, November 28, 2016

    Maybe his usage of the word "porn" was "a bit much" or too provocative. No off limits body parts were shown (unless you think legs are too scandalous) and no sex acts where performed. I didn't think of the show as being scandalous. Just a showcase of talented, attractive girls who happen to be young.I don't care THAT much about boy groups. They all seem pretty much the same to me within their various concepts (cute, hip-hop, etc). So, I won't be as interested in seeing a male version of Produce 101. But I will watch a 2nd season of the female version of Produce 101.

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    Exo_Leia Saturday, July 23, 2016

    What on earth.. I laughed because that can't be serious, especially when you have underage girls on there.

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    Newbie_loving Saturday, July 23, 2016

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😴

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    almighty_umma Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Okay... nope, his way of talking was disgusting... I mean even if kpop sexualized idols it's not something you say in public, you know... these girls and boys have parents and families, no one wants to hear that her or his talented daughter or son went to shot a healthy porn instead of competing to achieve their dreams...

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    federick Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Dude you failed then. Mine didn't move an inch watching the show.

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    kpoplover308 Friday, July 22, 2016

    Dude is just being real. You people are fooling yourselves if you haven't realized by now how kpop sexualizes idols. The industry has been all about sex, sex and more sex for some time now. The crap some of these idols have to wear. Sex sells, period.

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    bapeal kpoplover308 Friday, July 22, 2016

    yes of course. but for him to publicly say that this show was created for the sole purpose of gazing at these contestants as if they're masturbation material is disturbing and it also does not help that most, if not all, are underaged.

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    kgm23 kpoplover308 Friday, July 22, 2016

    you must not know the difference between a titillating music video/performance, and porn. Shame lol

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    kgm23 Friday, July 22, 2016

    my guess is there's something lost in translation in the man's comments...

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    kpoplover308 kgm23 Friday, July 22, 2016

    There's something called soft porn. And dmn is it ever good. Kpop is asian soft porn to me. Case and point, mr fancam. lolz

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    kgm23 kpoplover308 Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    still, lost in translation methinks :(

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    Zoeyxvx kpoplover308 Monday, August 15, 2016

    i mean... it could be true. but in the kpop industry, it's just preferred not to admit to it.

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    kgm23 Zoeyxvx Friday, August 19, 2016

    it's an absolutely ridiculous comment, given that some of the members are under 17 years old probably...but my guess is the word he used can be applied to 'sexy' television adverts so 'porn' is definitely the wrong word then and makes it sound sick

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    bapeal Friday, July 22, 2016

    sexualizing underaged girls and boys... ok

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    BlueCatiline Friday, July 22, 2016

    Just because the director saw it a certain way doesn't make the show that way. That's his opinion which I'm sure many of the show's fans probably don't agree with. There wasn't anything inherently pornographic about Produce 101 without stretching the definition of the term fairly broadly. If one were to do that then pretty much the entire idol industry could be qualified as "pornographic". People see things the way they want to see them

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    Onthalyne BlueCatiline Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    the problem is he is the director. "the reason why i first created the female version is because i wanted to make healthy pornography for guys" therefore as he pitched the idea, ran it on, and you know, DIRECTED everything, he had it with the INTENTION of it being 'healthy pornography for guys'. it was in mind the whole time. and when you SAY that, as the person who created the show, you know, being the DIRECTOR, you basically change how people see the show is because of what intention it was created for, and imo he should have not said it that way. way too unfiltered. underage viewers can see that as viewers of produce 101 and hear him say that, then think, "oh, so this show was created as healthy pornography?" and then be influenced for the worse, etc

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    Onthalyne BlueCatiline Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Sorry about that. I didn't post that. Friend found this article

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    krell Friday, July 22, 2016

    ChaeKyung (DSP Agency ; PD101), as a *not* IOI Group winner, has used that TV show exposure to leverage herself into that "God of Music (S2)" TV show, as a member of C.I.V.A Group. And now, she has this IBI Group chance with LOEN Agency (IU's Agency) to get something *more* going for her. ChaeKyung has been mostly in the 'Trainee Garage' for like 5 YEARS NOW. This is her CHANCE, that PD101 TV helped to make it happen, to get somewhere as a K-pop Idol maybe. I'll guess that ChaeKyung is thinking like *THANK YOU* PD101 TV Show for 'porno exploiting' me! ... ;-) ... And that TZUYU CF has a *lot* more that is 'sexual powered' than anything that ChaeKyung did on PD101 TV.

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