On December 1, the producers of 'SNL Korea 8' announced, "After carrying out a deep discussion with Lee Se Young, we decided to respect her decision to take some time off for reflection. As a result, Lee Se Young will be taking a break from 'SNL Korea 8'."
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Lee Se Young's departure is a direct consequence of the show's recent sexual harassment controversy involving male idols. Some of the latest reports also claimed that she may be facing police investigation in the near future.