And here it is! The Weekend Update! No delay, let’s get started!
At the 2016 SBS Entertainment Awards, Running Man’s Lee Kwang Soo was nominated and won in the category of Top Excellence Award. But it wasn’t just the award that’s garnering attention, it was also his very emotional acceptance speech that had even the cast getting emotional as well.
In his speech, he talked about how he felt about the cast and production team of Running Man, even giving a nod to fellow co-star/”older sister” Song Ji Hyo who referred to as “his real older sister”. Following the speech, he gave hugs to all of the Running Man team in attendance. Truly an emotional moment following the controversy that left the fans of Running Man extremely disheartened and confused.
No hard feelings?
And of course, all this is happening around the same time that the Running Man production team issued an official apology on their recent show.
“The December 25 episode of SBS’s “Running Man” was a Christmas special that featured a guest appearance from Kim So Hyun. At the end of the episode, all six cast members could be seen coming together. The scene was filmed after the recent controversy, and Kim Jong Kook broke the ice by saying, “I thought I wasn’t going to see your faces again, but here we are… Yoo Jae Suk then opened the big box in front of them. Inside the box was a bouquet of flowers and apples, along with a letter that read, “To our loving “Running Man” cast members. We apologize for the hurt and pain we have caused you. We will do our best to be a more mature and hardworking staff from now on.”
Fans are saying, that whereas the gesture was nice, it is far too little too late. Claiming that the show is now “ruined” and “the damage is done”.
I can’t say I disagree with their sentiments. The show ends February 2017.
And finally, the controversy heard around the world. Allegedly, during a Christmas greeting video from “The Show” MC’s UP10TION’s Wooshin and I.O.I’s Jeon Somi, it can be seen where Wooshin supposedly touches Somi’s chest. There was fan outrage and now public statements have been released to deny any and all physical contact between the two MC’s.
“When the controversy escalated and spread, “The Show” released a statement on Twitter that read, “The show’s staff were there on location when the two MCs were filming this video to monitor the footage. The scene was filmed with the two MCs keeping a reasonable distance between each other. We hope that there are no more misunderstandings regarding this.”
Here’s the thing, if you watch the video, you can clearly tell that it is simply the angle at which the camera is being held. There’s nothing physical going on here.
False alarm folks.