“Always be careful about what you say” is a phrase that everyone should heed to. Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell that to one of the staff members on MBC’s variety show “We Got Married Season 4.” The show’s producers had to issue an official apology after a behind the scenes video posted on their site unexpectedly revealed that the one of the staff members had cursed about SHINee’s Taemin during an interview segment with his program partner, Son Na Eun.
On November 20, the “We Got Married” team posted a series of behind the scenes videos on their official website. This is fairly standard affair for most MBC variety shows and can be considered as a type of fan service for viewers that are clamoring to see more of their favorite shows. However, this time the videos revealed a lot more than what the staff obviously wanted to reveal.
The video in question was an unaired portion of an interview that involved Son Na Eun crying due to a surprise camera segment carried out by Taemin during an episode a few weeks ago. During this video, a staff member behind the camera can be distinctly heard uttering a curse word that is directed at Taemin, with the exact phrasing roughly meaning “He’s a son of a certain four legged animal that is man’s best friend.”
Fans quickly took to the message boards to express their displeasure, with the official messages boards being inundated with complaints about the video. As of writing, there is over 10 pages of complaints on the message boards regarding the video in question.
The video in question was pulled from the site and a representative for the show has told the press that they are “Deeply sorry for the fans and viewers that have been hurt by this.” As for why this happened in the first place, the representative has stated that a female staff member had said the above comment in an effort to comfort Son Na Eun, who was crying quite sadly during the interview. They continued to explain that there is a lot of young staff members on the show, and that it appeared that the staff members and cast are on such good terms that they speak rather freely with each other. They reaffirmed the fact that there was no malice behind the comment, and that they are deeply sorry to the fans and for not cutting it out during editing.
A representative from A Cube Entertainment (Representing A Pink and Son Na Eun) has told news media outlet, TV Daily, that during the only people present during the interview were Son Na Eun and the staff members,so they don’t have a precise understanding of the situation at that time. They have however said that “It appears that the staff were probably trying to comfort Na Eun.”
The episode in question also caused our resident “We Got Married” recapper, CallMeN00NA, to be rather disappointed in Taemin as well during her recap of this particular episode. But certainly not to the extent of cursing at him.
So the staff have apologized and have offered a somewhat understandable reasoning behind the incident. So is that the end of that? Unfortunately not. Fans have also found a behind the scenes video where a staff members can be heard telling Taemin to “read out the script exactly,” once again reigniting long standing claims that the show follows a very strict script for its couples. It is a claim that has been made for years now, with previous couples and staff having denied these allegations repeatedly. The staff have yet to make a statement regarding this particular issue as they are still trying to deal with the cursing issue, but this has the potential of being a bigger issue for the show in the long run.