Recently, the pair had been one-sidedly told that they would be leaving the show after it revamped to a second season in January. While they knew that the show was going for a second season, they did not know that they were being forced off the show. Because of the controversial manner in which the staff handled the matter, 'Running Man' ultimately decided to come to an end in February.
Both Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo have decided to donate all the salary they will be receiving from 'Running Man' up to the last episode in February. 'Running Man' said, "They're thinking of where and how to donate it."