“2 Days & 1 Night” Takes An Indefinite Hiatus Because Of Jung Joon Young’s Ongoing Controversy

Published Categorized as KVariety

Popular variety show “2 Days & 1 Night” will be suspended indefinitely and the reason is their association to singer Jung Joon Young.

Since the controversy surrounding the singer was recently exposed, he was edited out of all the programs he had been a part of including the famous KBS show “2 Days & 1 Night.”

Following the controversy, the show announced they had terminated him and will edit his scenes as much as possible. Despite the show’s attempt to distance themselves from the matter and cut off the cord to Jung Joon Young they couldn’t escape netizens criticism.

The reason is that this is the second time this had happened. Back in 2016, Jung Joon Young was involved in controversy with his girlfriend who accused him of filming her during intercourse without her consent. Back then, he was a part of the show, he took hiatus and came back in 2017 after he was proven innocent.

Because of this, many viewers asked for the show to be halted since they brought him back for the second time after the first controversy back in 2016.

On March 15, the show released an official statement. In their statement they announced that Jung Joon Young is not only banned from ever returning to “2 Days & 1 Night” but he’s now banned from all KBS programs.

The show adds that it will be halting all broadcasts and productions for now. Another program will be scheduled to take over “2 Days & 1 Night” time slot.

The production behind the show shares responsibility for accepting him back in despite his controversy three years ago. They added,

“Considering the audience who waits for ‘2 Days & 1 Night’ every Sunday night, KBS reviewed the method of broadcasting after editing out the part where the singer Jung Joon Young appeared in the previous 2 film episodes. However, we decided the severity of this matter, the decision was made in order to reorganize the program overall.”

KBS deeply apologize for the inability to thoroughly manage the performers more thoroughly; we will prepare measures to prevent a recurrence.”

They also added that more ‘fundamental measures’ including screening of the cast members will be done to avoid any similar incidents in the future.

“2 Days & 1 Night” has a good fanbase internationally; international fans are upset to hear about the suspension of the show. Fans expressed even more hatred for Jung Joon Young for damaging the reputation of such a great show.

Source: (A)

My Personal Thoughts

I think this is a good decision actually, especially since they basically brought him back for the second time. This is a huge blow to their credibility as a show, regardless whether they knew his real persona or not.

I am honestly beginning to believe that Jung Joon Young lived a double life, one for the viewers and the famous people and one as a *** with his awful friends. This explains why “2 Days & 1 Night” production team would take him back in. If he had shown signs of attitude or suspicion I highly doubt KBS would have wanted anything to do with him. Of course, I could be wrong, its merely my own speculation.

At first, when this controversy broke out a lot of his fans were extremely shocked but it began to sink in after he personally admitted to his crimes. He is one good actor, I’ll give him that.

I don’t blame the show for trusting the prosecution, with all honesty if you don’t trust prosecutors or police whom do you trust? Questioning prosecution or the police isn’t the ideal thing to do especially if you don’t have concrete evidence to back up your suspicion because you attract negative unwanted attention doing that. Why would “2 Days & 1 Night” take that route?

This is a difficult time for the Kpop industry and carrying on with a show that had his face isn’t the best thing to do, especially if they want to save the show in the future and continue doing what they love.

I seriously hope the show comes back when things cooled down a bit, these people and celebrities who worked hard don’t deserve to lose their jobs because of him.

By Jass K.

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  1. the reason they let him join the show wayback 3yrs ago despite of the scandal was he was proven not guilty .. u all know that.. the trust was there, who would have thought that it will happen again.. somehow maybe members feels upset or half hearted on what happened.. cant deny they fell inlove and got a good brothergood w/ JJY like other of his friend. maybe they thought he will be ok since it fired back what he did.. those photo and video were taken some yrs ago and didnt deleted.. JJY is in his peak of his carreer.. maybe just maybe somehow he didnt repeat the boys game nevertheless he did wrong! the video and photo was dated yrs ago and no recent date.. its a good break with the team aswell.. but it breaks our hearts and fans heart.. JJY issue seriously a heavy gravity ground!! lets wait for this to get over.. and trust the production and all the people involved!! love and hates colide..

  2. I really hate it 🙁 2 days 1 night is the only show I’ve had watch for 5 years until now. I took interest to korean variety shows because of 2 days and 1 night. I can’t help crying knowing that the show that gives me happiness and relieved my stressful moment will be gone. If 2 days and 1 night will really stop showing I will never ever watched again any korean shows. My heart is breaking. I feel like being crazy. I watched the saved videos of 2 days and 1 night over and over again. KBS you don’t know what we really felt as of now. International fans are mourning because of the loss of this happy pill program 🙁 ahhhhhh please let 2 days and 1 night air again. I really felt sorry for the members huhuhuhuhu.

  3. I started loving the show from the moment the issue arise. I would love it if the show continue even without jjy tho its a little different not seeing him on the show. I am sorry for this comment but it bothers me not sharing this ✌. I am not a fan of jjy but because of his bravery in admitting his crime (he didn’t tried to wash his hands) I started to admire him and even searched him online, and based on that I can say that he already showed who he really was from the start (SSK4) he knew that he really is a dumbass and I understand that living more than half of his age alone is not easy, of course he will definitely develop such behavior because he grew up without parents to guide him but despite that he became a superstar he did it with no one on his side and it was because of his talent and personality. Besides even those who grew up with the guidance of their parents also developed such behavior how much more to those who have not. Its not that I dont care about the victims or being biased, Im a girl too and I believe he deserve more than 7 years in prison and those who were in that chatroom I just cant stand how people reacted to it that made them more like him. I know some reactors dont even know how these isssues happened they want to say something.

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