KBS convened a special committee meeting on February 27, which resulted in the decision to suspend the aforementioned celebrities from appearing on broadcasts.
Tony Ahn, Lee Su Geun and Tak Jae Hoon were indicted for illegal gambling last year, resulting in 6-10 month prison sentences with 2 years of probation each. Comedian Song In Hwa received a similar sentence for marijuana use.
The committee ruled earlier in mid-February, that with Tony Ahn being suspended from appearing on programs, all H.O.T videos songs would be banned from broadcast as well.
In December 2013, KBS suspended actresses Lee Seung Yeon, Park Shi Yeon and Jang Mi In Ae from broadcast appearances, following their prison and probation sentencing for illegal propofol use.
Others banned in December included Go Young Wook, who received a two year and six months prison sentence and three years with an electronic tracker for sexual harassment and sexual assault of a minor, and singer E-Sens, who received one year and two months with two years of probation for marijuana use.