Posted by jennywill Sunday, January 10, 2021

'Yoo Quiz on the Block' apologizes for featuring controversial guest


tvN's 'Yoo Quiz on the Block' apologized for featuring a controversial guest.

On January 6th, the show featured Shin Jae Moon, who had attended Gyeonggi Science High School and had revealed that he had been accepted early at 6 of the top medical school programs, including Seoul University, Yonsei University, and Korea University. However, some viewers pointed out that Gyeonggi Science High School was a high school run purely through public taxes (in Korea, other public high schools are not free) to help foster scientists to further research in Korea. They felt like it was improper to feature someone who had broken the rules of the system as someone who was amazing.

The show issued a formal apology saying, "Our last episode was planned to show how people had lived by holding onto their own values. As we were trying to show you everyone's stories, we disappointed the viewers because of our ignorance. We sincerely apologize. 'Yoo Quiz on the Block' has always felt pride that we create content that sparks sympathy and healing in viewers while providing a special memory for those featured as well. Because of that, we are sorry that we have made this a bad memory for both the viewers and the person featured. Our staff looked back on our actions to learn."

What do you think of the controversy?

  1. Jo Se Ho
  2. Yoo Jae Suk
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chelsea10148 pts Sunday, January 10, 2021 4
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Science High Schools are funded by the public for students to go into natural science research which does not include medicine. Students who attend science high schools are given more opportunities by the government and most students can enter college without taking the CSAT (college scholastic ability test). This means it's easier for them to enter college than other students who attend regular public schools. However a lot of parents/students take advantage of this system to send their children to medical school which is hard to enter with CSAT scores (you need almost perfect CSAT scores for med school). This is why some Science High Schools now make students who get accepted into medical school pay for all the funding they received throughout high school. However this student that appeared on the show stated that from the beginning he entered Science High School because he wanted to enter medical school. People are saying you can do something ethically wrong, but don't be proud of it and don't flaunt it on national television.


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myfirstwasmblaq2,221 pts Sunday, January 10, 2021 0
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Explain the rules that he broke and I’ll have an opinion.



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