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'SNL Korea' staff apologize for the 2nd time for recent sexual harassment controversy

By beansss   Monday, November 28, 2016   40,705   3,660   92



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'SNL Korea 8', which has been a hot topic of debate after fans unearthed controversial footage surrounding the cast's sexual harassment of male idol hosts such as B1A4, INFINITE, and Block B, has stepped up to issue a 2nd word of apology. 

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On November 28, 'SNL Korea 8' took to its SNS to write: 

"Hello, this is the staff of 'SNL'. 

First and foremost, we offer our sincerest apologies once again to all viewers of 'SNL Korea', the fans of B1A4, and any and all who felt discomfort due to this recent issue. Despite knowing that no amount of excuses can mend the hearts of those who were hurt by this, we still want to apologize for the content surrounding the problematic footage. 

The ritual started off as a means to heighten our guest hosts' morales before heading into the show. We've upheld this ritual ever since season 1 without fail, starting with a brief introduction of the host, a welcoming round of applause, the host's thoughts on their appearance, and a group huddle and 'fighting'. Most hosts get very nervous because they have little to no experience performing for a live show. Our staff created a welcome for these hosts from the perspectives of fellow celebrities, in order to relieve them of their nerves and empower them with confidence. It was in hopes that we could get them to laugh, cry 'fighting' along with us, get rid of the butterflies, and partake in the show at tip top condition. 

However, our crew members recently took part in actions which surpassed acceptable boundaries and the severity of their actions caused many to experience discomfort and irritation. We sincerely apologize [for it]. 

We believe that this issue is not solely Lee Se Young's fault. We believe that we of the staff at 'SNL Korea' are at the biggest fault for not being able to catch this problematic occurrence before this unruly situation took place, as well as for posting a problematic clip on a public platform like Facebook. 

We will take this time to reflect on our actions and work hard to ensure such an issue does not occur again. We will return this program into one which meets your expectations. We bow our heads in apology, again."

Do you think the 2nd apology is enough?

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  4. Lee Sae Young
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unscrewedhorses Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I'm glad they seemed more willing to admit their fault this time, but I really don't think people are going to let this go until there are some actual consequences.  Saying what amounts to "whoops, our bad" isn't really good enough.

jinkisays Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"We've upheld this ritual ever since season 1 without fail"...... I know it's all over but I'm worried for SHINee :(

bichnaneunshinee jinkisays Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I was thinking the same :(

jinkisays bichnaneunshinee Friday, December 2, 2016

:(((( the current investigation by the police doesn't involve SHINee.. so what? were they spared from that pervy ritual or they're just being silent...? omg :(((((( it's so sad that we will never get to know behind closed doors :(

fairytaeil Tuesday, November 29, 2016

u sexually harass idols for some sort of therapeutic ice-breaker ????? biTCH

joonia Tuesday, November 29, 2016

OMG what a low live excuse why only the male stars and not the female stars. In my oppinion abuse is still the case. Do not come with a lame excuse ..... Cowards!

SHINeeUKShawol Tuesday, November 29, 2016

.............................................their explanation is stupid beyond words.......................

pink_oracle Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Stop defending Lee Se Young. You need to acknowledge her actions were wrong and discipline her poor work conduct accordingly.

unscrewedhorses pink_oracle Wednesday, November 30, 2016

All they said was it's just her fault and ONLY her fault, and that there's blame enough for all of them. Which makes me glad that they're actually taking some responsibility for it instead of using her as a scapegoat. They were the ones who were allowing her and the others to do it, after all.

unscrewedhorses Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sorry, that it's *not just her fault.

pink_oracle unscrewedhorses Wednesday, November 30, 2016

But she (and the rest) needs disciplinary action. In most other countries she'd be fired/put on probation/given a long lecture on work place behavior. But she's getting away with it completely, they're closing ranks.

ThreeDelivery Tuesday, November 29, 2016

They should be fired and taken to court for it.

clueless_girl Tuesday, November 29, 2016

hello..are you kidding me? THIS IS NOT ENOUGH!! at least make an apology video involving all your staff and of course lee seyoung..let me see each of your face!!!! don't be such a coward!!

aisya407 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

if you guys dont publish this video, we would never know about this things and you guys would keep do it. so im glad you release it so you would realise that its a rude behavior to do that things and yes the idol's company should sue you~

Armyinthehouse Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Enough? what about NO F WAY!! I´m so mad that things like this aren´t taken seriously enough...

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