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'Produce 101' to be evaluated by KCSC for airing hate comment about Kim Jong Hyun (JR)

By jennywill   Tuesday, May 23, 2017   122,983   5,461   0



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Korea Communications Standards Commission will be evaluating 'Produce 101's episode 5.

During the first elimination episode (episode 5), the trainees had a corner where they responded to comments that were going around about them. Trainees talked about a range of things that had become an issue in both positive and negative ways, including beard growth, number of times they cried, and how much they talked.

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One of the trainees in the corner was Pledis Entertainment's Kim Jong Hyun (NU'EST's JR), who talked about his 'Wartortle' nickname as well as his supposed 'baldness.' While most of the comments featured on screen were joking and finding him cute, one of the comments aired was, "I've abandoned wartortle because he's bald," in very rough language, meaning the commenter would no longer be voting because Kim Jong Hyun was supposedly going bald.

The broadcast had surprised many viewers, who couldn't believe Mnet had aired hate comments - especially one with inappropriate language for broadcast - for a trainee. After receiving an incredible number of reports, the KOSC decided to evaluate the episode on the 24th. The episode will be evaluated according to Chapter 21, Article 3 of the Broadcasting Review Regulations on protection of rights and character. 

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kpopthetroll Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How did I never saw this comments or them talking about it?

onibugi_101 Wednesday, May 24, 2017

how about ep 7 for jisung and hyunbin? i didnt know the translation tho.. anyways keep supporting our onibugi <3 he ain going bald .. his hair is just wet lel

ShayMin Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This season of the show is like a never-ending Kdrama

Sam091094 Wednesday, May 24, 2017

They're gonna face a lot of hate comments before or even after debut. It's for them to decides if they'll let themselves get hurt by those comments or not.

saranghae_3 Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It's not too bad, as a JR fan? Maybe I don't understand the Korean context.

MargtEsperanza Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ho god I have a really reaaally dirty mind lol I had to read twice to understand what "baldness" they were talking about and what was the "wartortle" whole issue lol besides that, yeah that comment was tasteless and there was no reason to air it. Oh god! I'm still laughing at myself

stargaxing Tuesday, May 23, 2017

okay i might just be confused but didn't mnet upload hate comments about other trainees on the show?? like i remember in the latest episode yoon jisung was talking to hyunbin about how he was getting hate comments too? unless if this specific hate comment about jonghyun contained a curse word in the comment (is that basically the same thing as inappropriate language??) lol either way, jonghyun isn't going bald, so y'all keep on supporting the wartortle!!

jang_rainee Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Who in the right mind thought it was okay to air this? Jonghyun is very talented and a precious sweetheart. His hair does not affect his personality nor talent so I see no point of the hate. JR FIGHTING! I LOVE YOU (:

Linlex Tuesday, May 23, 2017

JR, love u

FanGurl Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"Protection of rights and character..." So they're evaluating this show now? What about MNET's previous incidents on evil editing though?

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