While Super Junior’s Kangin has been reported to police for failing to attend his mandatory reserve army training, a representative from “Real Men” revealed, “There were no plans of him reappearing on the show in the first place.”
Producer Kim Min Jong said on April 17 to TV Report, “From the beginning, the last broadcast was going to be Kangin’s last and there were no plans for him to reappear on the show. From this point on, he will not be on the show.”
He added carefully, “Since this decision was made regardless of the controversy, there’s nothing I can say.”
Kangin was discharged from the military in 2012 and assigned to 72 hours of mandatory reserve army training. However, it was reported that he did not attend a single training session. About this, his management company SM Entertainment said, “He could not attend due to personal reasons. We will be careful so that this does not happen from now on.”
Police indicted Kangin without detention for the offence and passed the case to prosecution.
Meanwhile, indie band 10cm’s Kwon Jung Yeol was accused of the same offense. Both management companies have admitted the reports as being true, but have said that it was not intentional.