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'Running Man' producers make official apology to Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook

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Producers of SBS' 'Running Man' have made an official apology to Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo as well as fans of the variety show.

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Yesterday, the stars' agencies revealed they had been blind-sided by the news they were leaving 'Running Man', and longtime viewers expressed disappointment about the way producers handled the matter. The SBS producers have now responded with an official apology as follows: 

"The producers of SBS' 'Running Man' are making a statement on the current controversy concerning the change in members.

The 'Running Man' producers have been working with the goal of the last 10 days of January 2017 for season 2 in mind. 

During this process, reports of the reorganization involving Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo unexpectedly made the news when we didn't fully communicate with the 'Running Man' members. We ended up hurting Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo, who were like family for the past 7 years. For that, we sincerely apologize to them.

The 'Running Man' producers also feel ashamed in front of the viewers, who've loved 'Running Man' for so long.

We once again sincerely apologize for not being more deeply considerate of Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo. We also apologize to the rest of the 'Running Man' members, who must've been confused."


What do you think of the 'Running Man' producers' apology?

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    oooxtina 30 days ago

    did the staff change recently or something???

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    Funky_Angel Saturday, December 17, 2016

    Kim Jong Guk and Song Ji Hyo are saints for putting up with them. Never did I think as a 'Running Man' viewer that the show would end all because the producers screwed up

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    JIAJIALIANGTEH12 Friday, December 16, 2016

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    lisku Friday, December 16, 2016

    I know the running man will end. Actually I have thought this will happen since Gary left. But really this is/was RUNNING man the show has slowed down over the years and I understand that they are getting older, but what would they gain if they kick out the two members that are actually fit. It would have to be renamed as ahjussi man.

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    Jseolhee Friday, December 16, 2016

    so.. kim jongkook and song jihyo are kicked? not leave?

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    Kim_Jae_Mi Jseolhee Friday, December 16, 2016

    They were basically removed from the show without warning. The rest of the cast was very upset and apparently met to discuss leaving with them. The latest information is that the show will finish production with all six members and be cancelled by February. There will be no Season 2.

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    Jseolhee Kim_Jae_Mi Friday, December 16, 2016

    woww the most stupid behavior ever..

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    Nutella_is_life Friday, December 16, 2016

    It's officially shutting down guys…. I'll miss this show so much...

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    Humanshadow Friday, December 16, 2016

    so this not decided by them ?   cut off from the show..this really big problem just achieve award and sbs ruin everything .Just make new show dammit make official running man already end their episode

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    marilynjhibbard Humanshadow Friday, December 16, 2016

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    IAMMACHO Friday, December 16, 2016

    Sorry sir... too late too apologize.. u better think first before action... now it effect everybody because of ur stupidity.

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    daydreamer Friday, December 16, 2016

    While I do appreciate their apology, does that still mean Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook will be cut off the show? :(

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    bubblesemcee Friday, December 16, 2016

    This sad news for the fans who has been a fan of the show since the very beginning with song jong ki. The fans werent only a fan of the show but also of the friendship that they shared. SJH and KJK were vital members. SJH is know for being an ace and the luckiest member KJK is known for being the sparta, and for bullying the rest of the cast. Togther they are the sparta ace couple.

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