Fans have been condemning KBS for airing a segment of 2PM leader Jaebum’s life in Seattle on the program “Into Sunday Night”.
Here’s a translated item from 2oneday:
‘Into Sunday Night’ Criticism over invading Jaebum’s privacy
A month after the ‘2PM Jaebum situation’, the new program ‘Into Sunday Night’ is raising controversy on the issue of invasion of privacy.
On the 25th at 11:35PM, ‘Into Sunday Night’ had aired the footage of Jaebum and his family without their consent. After seeing the surprised/baffled look of Jaebum and his family and the footage of them avoiding the cameras, the viewers raised a voice of criticism on the viewer board online stating that “The program used Jaebum in order to get high ratings.”
One viewer stated, “I was watching the program with my parents but changed the channel. Anyone can see that they were just trying to get high viewer ratings for the first episode. He was trying to heal his wounds after leaving Korea and you go and push your cameras into his family’s faces…How can Jaebum go around comfortably now?”
Another viewer stated, “Exposing his house, and trying to get an interview from his family who clearly did not want to… It was a sneaky way to film.”
Although ‘Into Sunday Night’ was designed to be an ambitious new program taking controversial issues and the current atmosphere of society and looking at it from a new perspective, after the airing of the first episode, it was hit by a wave of criticism and engulfed in controversy.
Credit: Sports Chosun (Source); saradah@2oneday (Translation)
I credit the KBS crew for going to Seattle to do a segment on Jaebum.
It wasn’t an intrusion of privacy and they respected Jaebum’s decision not to be interviewed.
Fans are overreacting on the video. They should be grateful that KBS presented an update on Jaebum’s new life in Seattle.
And those who are criticizing KBS are the ones who are watching the Sunday Night video over and over.
Fans should still boycott the six-member 2PM. The boy band is not complete without Jaebum.