EBS Children’s Show To Temporarily Halt Production Following Incidents Of Apparent Violence
The EBS children’s show “Tok! Tok! Boni Hani” will be temporarily halting its production after Busters’ Chaeyeon, one of the MCs, appeared to be getting hit by fellow cast member comedian Choi Young Soo as well as verbally harassed by comedian Park Dong Geun during a live broadcast. The comedians were removed from the show.
Chaeyeon’s agency explained that the situation was a misunderstanding and that she was not hit by Choi Young Soo. Choi Young Soo also explained that he was innocent through an interview.
On December 12, a source from EBS stated, “Starting today, EBS’s ‘Tok! Tok! Boni Hani’ will come to a halt. We have an animation replacing the show’s slot this week, and we are discussing the future scheduling plans.”
On the morning of the same day, EBS’s CEO Kim Myung Joong held an emergency meeting with the broadcasting station’s high-ranking officials and discussed why the incident happened, how it can be prevented in the future, and the disciplinary action that will be taken.
The general manager and the head of EBS’s department of children, who are in charge of the show’s production, were removed from their positions, and the show’s entire production crew was replaced. The CEO instructed the officials to forward those related to the program to the disciplinary committee and come up with foolproof methods to prevent such incidents from reoccurring. An “emergency team for system inspection and the establishment of comprehensive measures” was formed and led by EBS’s vice-president.
CEO Kim Myung Joong stated, “The recent incident is something that absolutely cannot happen and defeats the purpose of EBS’s name. We will carefully inspect the production system in its entirety to resolve the issue and prevent it from reoccurring. We deeply apologize to the cast member who was hurt by this incident.”