On September 29, the production team for “2 Days & 1 Night” released an official statement, saying, “It is very regrettable that Jung Joon Young’s unfavorable scandal has given many viewers trouble and worry.”
The team continued, saying, “After discussing with Jung Joon Young for a long time, it has been decided that he will be leaving for a time of self-reflection regardless of the inquiry’s outcome. Jung Joon Young expresses his sincere apology to all of the ‘2 Days & 1 Night’ colleagues as well as all the viewers, who have given him much love.
“The show will continue recording with the remaining members starting from September 30. We plan to consider things once more after the results from the police investigation. For the existing recordings, there will unavoidably be footage of Jung Joon Young because he interacted with the rural village folk.”