Song Ji A’s Appearance On “The Manager” To Be Edited Out Due To Controversy Involving Fake Designer Items
YouTuber and influencer Song Ji A will be edited out of MBC’s variety show “The Manager.”
Recently, Song Ji A was swept up in a controversy for wearing fake designer apparel and jewelry on Netflix’s dating reality show “Single’s Inferno” and on her social media accounts. In response to the controversy, Song Ji A personally apologized through her Instagram account with a handwritten note.
She had written, “Currently, there is controversy regarding a portion of the clothing I had worn on social media accounts and ‘Single’s Inferno.’ A part of the controversy regarding fake designer items that has been criticized is true. I am really sorry. I apologize once more for everything that has occurred due to my ignorance on the infringement of creative works and production rights. As a person with a dream of launching a brand, I recognize the issue, and I am seriously reflecting on the controversial aspects.” The influencer also promised to avoid creating future situations such as this and to delete all content that exposed fake designer items on her social media accounts.
Despite the issue, sources from JTBC’s “Ask Us Anything” and MBC’s “The Manager” had revealed on January 18 that they would still be broadcasting Song Ji A’s footage. However, on January 20, a representative from “The Manager” announced that they will no longer be airing the footage Song Ji A filmed with actress Kang Ye Won that was scheduled to air on January 29.
The following is the full statement from “The Manager”:
Hello. This is the production team of “The Manager.”
After mutual discussion with the guest, we have decided not to air Song Ji A’s footage.
The January 29 broadcast will proceed normally with other cast members.
We will do our best to show a better side of “The Manager” to viewers who support and love the program.
“The Manager” airs every Saturday at 11:10 p.m. KST.
Watch full episodes of “The Manager” on Viki below: