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Posted by jennywill Sunday, March 7, 2021

Upcoming drama 'Model Taxi' decides to replace April's Naeun

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Upcoming SBS drama 'Model Taxi' has decided to replace April's Naeun.

Ever since the bullying controversy, Naeun has been pulled from most of her endorsement deals. After continuous pressure, SBS drama 'Model Taxi' has decided to pull Naeunf from her role. Studio S, the producer for the drama, said, "We talked with the label and decided to replace Naeun, one of the main actors in 'Model Taxi'."

The staff revealed that the drama was 60% filmed. However, Naeun will be replaced entirely and all her scenes will be filmed anew. The drama staff explained that they had taken time not only to check all the reports on the controversy, but also to recast the role.

As previously reported, someone claiming to be Hyunjoo's little brother (with proof) posted that Hyunjoo had been bullied by the other April members and was driven to attempt to take her own life. Her friend later posted that Rachel and Chaekyung, who joined the group after Hyunjoo left, had nothing to do with it, but the rest of the members, including current KARD member Somin, were all perpetrators. DSP Media then issued multiple statements and has announced legal action against Hyunjoo following her brother's latest post.

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strawberri-pegu
strawberri-pegu1,877 pts Sunday, March 7, 2021 0
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Karma's a bitch, isn't it? 🤷‍♀️

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aristophenes
aristophenes210 pts Sunday, March 7, 2021 4
Sunday, March 7, 2021

It costs a LOT of money to do this. If "after talks with the company" this was the decision? I'm taking this as further confirmation that this group was toxic as hell. "Talks with the company" should have calmed things, not caused them to remove her (if the company's legal department was even barely competent). If they're re-filming her whole role, this show wants NOTHING to do with her, or the group. That sort of says a lot about what's going on, and what they fear will be coming later. They are going to have to put money into sets, crew, catering, makeup, hair, etc to refilm that role, but they're like "yep, let's gtfo of this situation". Tells you how toxic either the group, the company, the situation, or all three were.

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