When dramas become successful, the production cast and crew often receive reward vacations. However, when news of the cast of 'Goblin' heading off to Phuket, Thailand, made headlines, it was revealed that Sungjae may have schedule conflicts.
Cube has since officially announced that Sungjae will be unable to attend the vacation with the rest of the 'Goblin' cast. The label stated that Sungjae was "busy with preparations for BTOB's new album, as well as filming for SBS's 'Laws of the Jungle'. We are looking into adjusting his vacation time but it seems difficult. Sungjae himself is very disappointed about the fact."
Fans pointed out that Sungjae, who will be heading off to Sumatra, Indonesia with fellow group member Peniel for the 1st half of 'Laws of the Jungle in Sumatra', will be departing on January 28 and returning February 4. The cast of 'Goblin' will be leaving for Phuket on February 6, which has Melody assuming that the schedule conflict will be due to BTOB's album preparation plans, more than anything.
According to fans, Sungjae has been hard at work all of last year with filming for 'Goblin', BTOB's Japanese promotions, concert preparations, advertisement gigs, variety shows, and more, and deserves rest. Unfortunately, he will be off in the jungle during Lunar New Year this year, and will have to miss the reward vacation in Phuket as well.
Netizens commented, "Come here Cube let me give you a smack", "I just hope they don't grab his ankle later when it's time to renew his contract", "This is too harsh", "Vacations disappear even for a 3rd generation chaebol in Hell Cube...", and more.