'SNL Korea 8', which has been a hot topic of debate after fans unearthed controversial footage surrounding the cast's sexual harassment of male idol hosts such as B1A4, INFINITE, and Block B, has stepped up to issue a 2nd word of apology.
On November 28, 'SNL Korea 8' took to its SNS to write:
"Hello, this is the staff of 'SNL'.
First and foremost, we offer our sincerest apologies once again to all viewers of 'SNL Korea', the fans of B1A4, and any and all who felt discomfort due to this recent issue. Despite knowing that no amount of excuses can mend the hearts of those who were hurt by this, we still want to apologize for the content surrounding the problematic footage.
The ritual started off as a means to heighten our guest hosts' morales before heading into the show. We've upheld this ritual ever since season 1 without fail, starting with a brief introduction of the host, a welcoming round of applause, the host's thoughts on their appearance, and a group huddle and 'fighting'. Most hosts get very nervous because they have little to no experience performing for a live show. Our staff created a welcome for these hosts from the perspectives of fellow celebrities, in order to relieve them of their nerves and empower them with confidence. It was in hopes that we could get them to laugh, cry 'fighting' along with us, get rid of the butterflies, and partake in the show at tip top condition.
However, our crew members recently took part in actions which surpassed acceptable boundaries and the severity of their actions caused many to experience discomfort and irritation. We sincerely apologize [for it].
We believe that this issue is not solely Lee Se Young's fault. We believe that we of the staff at 'SNL Korea' are at the biggest fault for not being able to catch this problematic occurrence before this unruly situation took place, as well as for posting a problematic clip on a public platform like Facebook.
We will take this time to reflect on our actions and work hard to ensure such an issue does not occur again. We will return this program into one which meets your expectations. We bow our heads in apology, again."
Do you think the 2nd apology is enough?