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Kang Ho Dong declines offer to join 'Running Man'

By yckim124   Wednesday, December 14, 2016   285,932   25,127   2



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Kang Ho Dong will not be joining the new season of 'Running Man'.

Yesterday, it was reported that Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook, will be leaving the show while Kang Ho Dong was in talks to join the new season. Later it was also revealed that Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook were blind-sided by the 'Running Man' producers

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Now, Kang Ho Dong's label SM C&C officially revealed that he has declined the offer. The official announcement is as follows:

"Hello, this is Kang Ho Dong's label SM C&C.

As it was reported yesterday, Kang Ho Dong was given an offer for SBS 'Running Man Season 2', and he did make the decision to join after giving it a deep thought. However, we found out that Kang Ho Dong's decision has become uncomfortable due to various sitautions. As a result, we are here to officially announce our stance. 

We don't know every detail of the situation, but we don't want Kang Ho Dong's appearance to be uncomfortable to the viewers even a little bit. With that in mind, we feel hurt and sorry, but will politely decline the offer. 

We apologize for creating complications to the loving fans of 'Running Man', the producers, and SBS associates who made the offer. We apologize."

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vkdtran Monday, December 19, 2016

Are you telling me you are going to add another comedian to this awesome family? No offense to Kang Ho Dong, who I am a huge fan of, but you can't just drag or cancel a family member or family members out and put someone else in.

cuteyoonie Friday, December 16, 2016

Good, cause I didn't want him there anyways. I feel like he has a different source of variety that wouldn't be fit for the show

JIAJIALIANGTEH12 Friday, December 16, 2016

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fxcx09 My9snsd_ARAB Monday, December 19, 2016

don't forget joongki even though he was a member for a short while :)

bubblesemcee Friday, December 16, 2016

Guess he and his management company didnt wanna be a part of a show surrounded with numerous negative publicity. It was a great move though.

jayan Thursday, December 15, 2016

And this is why I love this man! For so many years and still  Always big respect for him!

Suppezhang jayan Friday, December 16, 2016

now my suggestion is : fire the crew, re-new the RM crew,,, that maybe will cool down the fans,,,, believe me,,, whatever show you are making now, no one will watch,,,, because the main problem is the Producers,,, so you make RM season 3 season 4, Walking Man season 1 season 2, or Flying Man season 10, crawling baby season 1.... trust me no one will watch,,, if the main problem is Producer,,, then let's get things solved from the root,,, fire the producer, re-hire the new one,, renew the member cast,,, renew everything,,, this will probably cool down the fans,,, and yes,, Probably or Maybe,,, not Exactly,,, good luck ,,,

fxcx09 Suppezhang Monday, December 19, 2016

i agree. the new producer(s) can't seem to think of any really good games for running man like the old pd did.

Kimleechanee Thursday, December 15, 2016

Well played Ho Dong. Well Played. That was such a polite decline. Pretty sure it went much different behind closed doors. Mad respect for him for taking a stance.

AIIeIujah Kimleechanee Friday, December 16, 2016

I love KHD but there's nothing to respect about this. IT's a smart business decision, that's all. If he's joining a show that has negative publicity, it will end up not getting a good amount of viewers. It's bad for business and his image will be damaged also. There's nothing respectful about it, you can say he's smart, that's all.

Kimleechanee AIIeIujah Friday, December 16, 2016

I agree it's a smart business move but my question for you is...How are you going to tell me what actions I should or shouldn't respect? It's clearly my personal opinion which last I checked I have that right just a you have the right to see it as a smart business move that deserves no respect. So move along.....

crystalCassie91 Thursday, December 15, 2016

Oooooooh... Plot twist! XD THAT was unexpected! Great move! X'D

triplesxxi Thursday, December 15, 2016

Respect for KHD. He's my fave MC, but it wouldn't have been the same if he joined and he knew that.

Hikari_ELF Thursday, December 15, 2016

An evidence that sm isn't involved in this mess like what some people were claiming

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