“Law Of The Jungle” To Continue Without A Break Or Cancellation Of The Show
SBS’s “Law of the Jungle” has clarified that they will be continuing the show without any breaks.
On August 6, a source from SBS stated, “Currently, there is no discussion on pausing broadcasts or discontinuing ‘Law of the Jungle.'”
Recently, during the June 29 broadcast of “Law of the Jungle in Lost Island,” the cast visited Ko Muk Island in the southern part of Thailand where actress Lee Yul Eum caught giant clams, which are endangered and a protected wildlife species in Thailand.
Reports also surfaced that SBS producer Cho Young Jae had signed an official document to the Thailand Department of Tourism stating that there would be “no filming and presentation of hunting in Thailand.” A source from the Hat Chao Mai National Park Department where the filming took place stated, “[We] restricted the filming to sightseeing activities. There should have been no filming or transmission of hunting scenes.”
After the broadcast, SBS released an official apology stating, “We sincerely apologize for failing to become fully informed of the local regulations regarding giant clams in Thailand,” despite the reports of the document granting them permission to film. Following further investigation, SBS released another official apology along with plans to penalize the production team, including removal of the producer. SBS also terminated all VOD streaming for the episode in question.
After the controversy, “Law of the Jungle” continued to broadcast without a break. The July 13 broadcast of the last episode of the “Lost Island” season reached the lowest viewership ratings in the nine years of the show’s running with 5.3 percent. The following episodes reached viewership ratings of 9.1 percent, 10.6 percent, and 7.9 percent.
Watch the latest episode of “Law of the Jungle” below.