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MBN reporter mocks Girls' Generation's Tiffany on air and refuses to apologize

By elliefilet   Wednesday, August 17, 2016   220,624   13,335   390



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MBN reporter Kim Myung Joon's on-air remarks mocking Girls' Generation's Tiffany are causing somewhat of an uproar. 

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On August 17, anchor Kim Myung Joon was reporting on South Korea's loss against Japan in badminton at the '2016 Rio Olympics' when he suddenly concluded, "Congratulations, Tiffany," referring to her recent social media controversy involving a Japanese flag emoticon and the Rising Sun Flag on the National Liberation Day of Korea.

MBN also held a segment regarding Tiffany's social media controversy. Opinions brought up include: Tiffany was born in America so she was unaware, she's lived and promoted in South Korea so she should know by now, SM Entertainment should have considered that idol stars would make such posts on social media following a concert in Japan on August 15, and whether the public expects too much from idol stars.

Though Tiffany has publicly apologized, it seems the reporter doesn't feel a need to make an apology for his unprofessional behavior. An MBN rep stated, "He has no intention to apologize."

Netizens commented, "Kim Myung Joon, you have to write an apology too. Why are you talking so thoughtlessly? What does the South Korea-Japan badminton match have to do with Tiffany," "When did Tiffany ever cheer on Japan more than Korea? I'm guessing MBN's Kim Myung Joon knows," "How can you step on someone like that? Does your fame rise if you do that? An anchor should only report the truth," "You're congratulating Tiffany because Japan won? Has this anchor lost his mind? Also, it's completely ridiculous to report that Tiffany made a post with the Rising Sun Flag on purpose," "I was going to ignore this because channel MBN's views are to the floor, but I can't let an announcer spread lies and slander others on a whim like that. Why did he bring up Tiffany when he reported on the South Korea-Japan badminton match on August 16," and much more.

What are your thoughts on the matter?

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  3. kim myung joon

krell Saturday, September 10, 2016

Search GOOGLE = "mbn tiffany korean communications standards commission" ... Both MBN TV and YTN TV (S.KOREA) have been 'disciplined' by the (governmental) Korean Communications Standards Commission for taking improper verbal 'pot shots' at TIFFANY (SNSD) concerning her JAP EMOTICON situation.

ProudMama Friday, August 26, 2016

This is bullying on National Television.. either he wants fame for himself or a higher viewership for the show. . . Or maybe both?!

scarletfbl Thursday, August 25, 2016

He absolutely needs to be fired. Calling out a specific person like this is extremely unprofessional.

BigBlueagain Sunday, August 21, 2016

This guy needs to be fired and all the idiots supporting him need to be Gibbsmacked.

krell BigBlueagain Saturday, September 10, 2016 ... <-- Please view my most recent message posting in this Thread here.

Funky_Angel Friday, August 19, 2016

Honestly Tiffany deserves all of this

alejandra2325 Funky_Angel Thursday, September 1, 2016

Honestly your comment is so stupid

geekherd Friday, August 19, 2016

I cant even begin where akp is twisting thist article. Lol almost all major korean article is positive on the anchor for dissing tiffany. Just reach any and google translate the damn articles. Fucking clickbait news from akp. This why we get stupid fangirls with illogical delulu bird brain thinking.

starempress Thursday, August 18, 2016

More than anything, I think I find he complete lack of facial expression interesting and if that is only because of his reporter background, then I would like to comment on his ... "thick-skinned" behavior

Luna_latte93 Thursday, August 18, 2016

if GIrls Generation loses another member again, I know who to blame this time

TaenyFan Thursday, August 18, 2016

No matter. Koreans are like him. Much Bullying and Hate.

Newbie_loving Thursday, August 18, 2016

Lol I wouldn't apologise

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