“2 Days & 1 Night” To Go On Indefinite Hiatus Following Jung Joon Young’s Controversy
“2 Days & 1 Night” will be suspended indefinitely.
On March 15, the program shared the following statement:
KBS “2 Days & 1 Night” will be halting broadcasts and production.
KBS has banned singer Jung Joon Young, who is being investigated for the filming and circulating illegal footage, from all programs. Furthermore, it has been decided that “2 Days & 1 Night” will halt broadcasts and production for the time being. With this, another program will be scheduled to take the “2 Days & 1 Night” time slot starting this week.
In consideration of the viewers who wait for “2 Days & 1 Night” every Sunday evening, we reviewed the option of editing out singer Jung Joon Young from all the footage of the two episodes that have been filmed. However, realizing the severity of the matter, the decision was made to reorganize the program overall.
KBS deeply apologizes for not managing our cast members thoroughly, and we will prepare measures to avoid a recurrence.
Especially as singer Jung Joon Young had a similar controversy three years ago, we feel strong responsibility for simply accepting the decision of the investigative authorities to acquit him and not verifying completely before deciding on his return to the cast.
KBS will prepare fundamental measures including intensified screening of cast members in order for a similar incident to not occur again.