KBS Releases Official Statement On Ji Soo’s Removal From “River Where The Moon Rises” And Plans For Future Episodes
The statement reads as follows:
First of all, we are apologetic for causing concern to viewers due to the school violence controversy of actor Ji Soo who is starring in KBS’s Monday-Tuesday drama “River Where the Moon Rises.” We also extend words of sincere consolation to the victims.
KBS has decided the following:
- The reruns starring actor Ji Soo scheduled for this weekend will not be broadcast
- The upcoming episodes 7 and 8 will be broadcast with scenes featuring actor Ji Soo removed as much as possible
- Starting from episode 9, the footage will be replaced with newly filmed footage starring a different actor in his place
With deep awareness of this situation’s severity, KBS considered all potential measures including the entire cancellation of “River Where the Moon Rises” broadcasts. However, if we cancel all upcoming broadcasts, there was inevitable concern about causing disappointment to viewers who have loved “River Where the Moon Rises” for leaving it as an incomplete drama. In addition, we had to consider the harm that would be caused to many people who have positively contributed including staff members, actors, and the production company.
We ask for the generous understanding of viewers and for continuous interest towards “River Where the Moon Rises.”