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Viewers criticize Song Joong Ki's decision to appear on 'Running Brothers' before 'Running Man'

By yckim124   Wednesday, April 20, 2016   81,659   14,465   119



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On April 20, Song Joong Ki was spotted recording for a special episode of 'Running Brothers', which is the Chinese version of SBS's 'Running Man'. Following his hit drama 'Descendants of the Sun', many have been expecting his return on 'Running Man' as well as a guest appearance on 'Running Brothers'. However, Song Joong Ki has chosen to guest on 'Running Brothers' even before any news about returning as a guest on 'Running Man'.

Blossom Entertainment explained the reason as they stated, "'Running Brothers' have tried to cast Song Joong Ki for a very long time, and it was in discussion for awhile. Since Song Joong Ki has special relations to 'Running Man' and producer Im Hyung Taek, he decided to appear on the show." 

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However, the public claims a different reason. They accuse the actor, who quickly became a hallyu sensation following his hit drama, of attempting to continue riding the wave of his popularity over in China. Also, an appearance on 'Running Brothers' is financially more effective. 

Netizens commented, "Obviously it's all about the money", "He's trying to soak up the popularity in China when its there", "Appearing on the Chinese show once is probably same as showing up on ten Korean shows", etc. 

What do you think of Song Joong Ki's decision to appear on 'Running Brothers' before 'Running Man'? 

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Hantjaka01 Monday, April 25, 2016

it's his life, he can decide whatever he wants.

kpopforlife15 Monday, April 25, 2016

Lol at the people who just love to stir up controversies over such trivial matters. Don't judge someone until you have been in their own shoes. If you were an actor/actress and you were given the same choice under the same circumstances, would you be able to confidently say that you're not going to do the same thing he did? The truth is, nobody knows. We're not paranormals who know everything that's going on behind what is being reported on the media. So just leave it be.

camillejoanie Friday, April 22, 2016

people are so sensitive lmao just because he's going to be on running brothers does not mean he is neglecting running man

nami_chan Thursday, April 21, 2016

Lol so what? who becomes an actor without expecting to earn some money?, it's not like he is going to be popular for ever so he needs to take offers now he can xD.

jenni4rr Thursday, April 21, 2016

whats wrong with taking offers what will generate more money? his company probably singed the contract before song joong ki could even say no. $$ speaks.

MHMR Thursday, April 21, 2016

Will Song Joong Ki coming back in Running Man?Forget about it. It will not happen and I've stopped hoping.Let's just support the 7 members who are trying hardly to raise the rating of Running Man.

MHMR Thursday, April 21, 2016


suicidesquad Thursday, April 21, 2016

" .. Started believing that I was the greatest, my life was never gonna be the same 'cause with the money came a different status, that's when things changed, now I'm too concerned with all the things I own, blinded by all the pretty girls I see, I'm beginning to lose my integrity.. "     That was good song for describe him.

xany suicidesquad Thursday, April 21, 2016

The way i see it, the song doesnt describe him at all. People do not simply judge until u know the whole truth. People just want to make a big fuss over something minor.

suicidesquad xany Thursday, April 21, 2016

Are kidding right? People not simply judge until know the truth.. did you tell that to people who believe SNSD kick Jessica out? or people who keep saying Sulli is mental because she keep posting absurd post in her sns? And here you said, people not simply judge.

xany suicidesquad Friday, April 22, 2016

Sorry, i meant to say please dont simply judge. It bcos people judge others so easily without knowing the truth that celebrities are suffering. Even IF its the truth, lets say about snsd or sulli, lets not add salt into their wound. Im sure they have their valid reason which is none of our business. Just leave them be.

chwalker315 Thursday, April 21, 2016

Once again Netizens trying to tear someone down.  Always the same old crap from those that have nothing positive to say.  If Running Man Korea wanted him to appear so bad why didn't they ask him to before China did, Exactly!!!!

doubled12 Thursday, April 21, 2016


hanahiru Thursday, April 21, 2016

??? Is it so wrong to do things and try and ride out the success? Like if you found out you had the chance to make more money would you not take the chance? And I'm not saying that this is all about money for song Joong ki but it is a pretty smart move to try and promote himself more/get his name more recognized especially from such a large country like China. Personally I'm just ecstatic that he's appearing more often since his comeback from the army. I also get why people may be upset thinking about the past and song Joong ki's loyalty to running man but it's not like he refused and we don't even know if he's been offered to go on the show. He had expressed interest in returning...I dunno I just don't like how people are bashing on him for wanting to branch out

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