2NE1‘s Park Bom has recently been criticized for not wearing her seat belt.
The 2NE1 members were guests for the July 28 episode of “Running Man” for an “Alien Race” special.
During the episode, Park Bom and Minzy became a team with Yoo Jae Suk and Lee Kwang Soo. After completing their first mission, the four of them got into a car to move to the next location.
During the car ride, viewers spotted Park Bom not wearing her seat belt. This was even more noticeable since all of the seat belts had a yellow “Seat Belts For All Seats” sign fastened.
Everyone in the car, including people from the other team’s car with the other 2NE1 members, were seen wearing their seat belts but only Park Bom did not have hers on.
Although it isn’t against the law to not wear your seat belt in the backseat, there have been campaigns for every single person to wear their seat belt in the car, due to the high traffic accident death rate in South Korea. The Korean lawmakers are pushing to have mandatory seat belt laws implemented by 2015.
Therefore, viewers and netizens frowned upon Park Bom’s no-seat belt scenes.
After this became an issue, Jo Hyo Jin PD of “Running Man” commented, “Park Bom was wearing her seat belt at first. But there was a part where the car stopped for a moment and people got of the car, including Park Bom. After she got back in, she forgot to put back her seat belt. We will be more careful in the future.”