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

By jubilantj   Wednesday, September 21, 2016   72,347   3,943   25
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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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    HaveSomeKookies Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    I can only imagine, but editing these shows seems to be a lot of hard work. Paste in some multi-colored sentences here and there, editing in effects such as fire... No wonder that mistakes happen, when the Staffs are exhausted. Do they really edit their shows only at night? o.0 Much respect to them.

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    intricate HaveSomeKookies Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    seems like editing almost happens as an afterthought with often only minutes to spare before airing, both for variety shows and dramas alike.. I wonder if they wouldn't be better off by actually recording broadcasts earlier so they have more time for editing. Things like this happen because people aren't allotted the required amount of time for proper quality control.

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    Sellion89 intricate Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Actually in fact Running Man records mostly on Monday's and they get at least two weeks after that before the episode airs. So clearly here is lots of time to edit within two weeks. Not sure why it mentions they edit for two straight night before broadcast when they got a full 2wks before air date

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    seesaw4ever HaveSomeKookies Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    And we had few occasion to see in wich condition they work thanks to Running Man and drama Producer. Those super tiny room where they work all day and night to finish on time. Not an easy job for sure!

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    jennkyube Sellion89 Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Well, you see.. the one who usually does the editing is the PD. But if you think PD's job for the whole two weeks is only editing one episode, you're wrong. They also have numerous department meetings, location scoutings, meetings pertaining to the show itself (to discuss the games idea, the budget, which guests to invite, etc.) Sure they got 2 weeks to edit an episode, but remember, you're not just talking about ONE tape. Each member gets their own VJ, and they use a lot of tapes. There are also other cameras on the ground, the drone, I mean we're talking about squeezing hundreds of tapes worth of footage into a 90-minute one. And I haven't even talked about the caption too. Different font, different color, the pressure of making funny captions.. its not an easy job. I used to sub for Viki back then, and trust me, its a hard work. And what I did was merely subbing, not editing an entire episode. Sure its easy to just jump into conclusion and said "SBS is part of Ilbe" or something like that, but I wish people will start thinking more realistically. I mean if you at least watched the Producer you'll get a glimpse of what these people do in their daily lives.

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    intricate jennkyube Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Even though producer has been criticized for being somewhat unrealistic, I believe it does portray the pressure of time schedules quite accurately, based on what i've heard and seen from those with experience. Bottom line is, most film crews have very inefficient planning and scheduling so things that are important end up being neglected or squeezed into tiny bits of time that is nowhere near enough. Sure.. now it's just an editing mistake, but the pressure is just as high on set so next time it's a car accident, or worse. And it wouldn't even be the first time either... so sad.

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    jennkyube intricate Thursday, September 22, 2016

    And sometimes they are understaffed too, which explains why sometimes we see even the PD and writers moving equipments around because they don't have enough people to get the job done when they are tight on schedule. I feel like they don't get the recognition and budget they deserve, meanwhile the higher-ups are wasting more money investing on short-lived dramas (and some of them don't even turn out well either lol)

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    AmazingXYZ Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    It's a simple spelling mistake for god's sake...why they acting like they have never made a spelling mistake before?

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    NgohiongPuso AmazingXYZ Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    LOLS!!! I suggest you try to figure out why that spelling mistake is such a big issue...

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    AmazingXYZ NgohiongPuso Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Yeah, i read the article. But really? Are people not allowed to misspell anymore these days? It's just an unfortunate coincidence that the mistake changed the meaning of the words to be derogatory

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    Cherry_Peche AmazingXYZ Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    While I think it's possible that's it's a honest mistake, it's also a little fishy that this has happened not once, not twice, but many times, almost ten times, that's a little weird if you ask me.

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    intricate Cherry_Peche Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    within the same broadcast? seems like some editor had the wrong spelling in his head while typing out the captions.. But if this is about separate such mistakes then yeah.. that is highly suspicious... and either points towards a person with malicious intent or more likely, poor editing practices (such as not having enough time to do it).

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    NgohiongPuso AmazingXYZ Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Apparently, South Korea still has that scar lingering in their present.

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    Crazy_Dog Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    seven to eight times sheesh (fans be like it just a coincidence lol). i suppose there should be some from of penalty this time around

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    NgohiongPuso Crazy_Dog Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Nahhh.. KSCS will give them penalty for a wrong spelling..that'll be convenient and utterly overkill! The mistake perse was the spelling and how people interpreted it.. there was no malign intention or purpose of evasion even... SO, with all the LAWYER-ing ... it'll end KSCS will penalize a station for a wrong spelling.. ahhaha

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    Crazy_Dog NgohiongPuso Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    u got to wait and see u dont know how it will turn out. maybe they will give them a fine maybe they wont

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    NgohiongPuso Crazy_Dog Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    See, that is where KSCS will make things complicated for broadcasting. If they fine SBS for that so called "wrong spelling" ... Then SBS as justice will now seek to fine broadcasts that contains captions that are wrongly spelled. If they take that into court it will only be a spelling error.

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    Crazy_Dog NgohiongPuso Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    or sbs pays the fine and hopes they dont do it again it can go either way

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    NgohiongPuso Crazy_Dog Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Since it will be an exemplary case... Then I think we will expect a bit of chaos after the fine is paid. haahhaah

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    Crazy_Dog NgohiongPuso Thursday, September 22, 2016

    got to start somewhere u cant let these ible users / ppl u know get there agenda though

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