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'Running Man' evaluated by The Korean Communications Standards Commission for editing mistake

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After holding a deliberative session on September 21, The Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) arrived at the conclusion to suggest an array of propositions and recommendations for the recently aired 'Running Man' episode for its mistaken usage of an offensive term. 

The said offensive term had appeared on the September 4 airing of 'Running Man.' The term was a misspelling of the team name Gary and Lee Woon Jae coined for themselves, 'Gae Woon Jae.' But due to a careless editing mistake, 'Gae Woon Jae' was instead spelled as 'Gae Woon Ji.' This misspelling had become an issue because 'Woon Ji' roughly means 'falling to death' in Korean, and it is linked to not only extremist right wing site Ilbe but also makes a mockery of former Korean president Roh Moo-hyun, who committed suicide by jumping off a cliff. 


SEE ALSO: 'Running Man' gets swept in yet another 'IlBe' controversy


SBS explained to KCSC, "It was possible for us to have been confused by the use of nicknames [on that episode]. Furthermore, we had spent two consecutive nights editing, so the mistake occurred due to a bunch of factors such as exhaustion and low levels of concentration. We will try to improve this system in the future." 

A majority of the KCSC members responded, "We have to take this incident as the simple mistake that it is. It's not a probable explanation that a variety program meant purely for entertainment purposes would intentionally derogate a deceased person. However, it is true that the mistake was made, so rather than impose any sanctions, we believe it best to offer the necessary guidance.

However, others reasoned, "We can regard the first two times a mistake, but SBS has had similar occurrences seven to eight times now, which cannot be deemed a simple mistake. We should listen to the opinions of the [variety shows'] production team.

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    Kimiko_Leo Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    i hope such a mistake doesn't happen again as its offensive for the korean viewers and by the sound of it this has happened alot of times. however we should give them the benefit of the doubt that it was truly a mistake and not done on purpose. Because editing and re-editing is really the toughest job because they have strict time constraints/limits that they have work in so it might be stressful and tiring to do hence such a mistake happened. i love running man so it makes me sad to see it mixed in controversy.

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    nq16 Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    It's hard to brush it off as a simple editing mistake because it's already happened seven to eight times ONLY on Running Man. SBS is already known for having an Ilbe user in the editing room. They still haven't gotten rid of this person because they don't know who it is and they don't want to fire the wrong person.

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    SuperFly_Snuka nq16 Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Seven to eight mistakes on SBS, not running man

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    jennkyube nq16 Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    "SBS is already known for having an Ilbe user in the editing room" lmao stop. We have enough delusional fans in Kpop without having you guys existing in K-variety too.

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    pink_oracle Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    It would be very concerning if someone high up in SBS was using their position to push far right wing opinions. It's almost Kafkaesque.

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