"Happy Together" Criticized for Literal "Hunger Game"
This past Friday’s KBS2 “Happy Together 3” was rivals special, and the guests of the show were Tae Jin Ah, Song Dae Kwan, Han Sun Hwa, Lee Joon, Kim Joon Hyun, and Yoo Min Sang.
Towards the end of the show, people made Yoo Min Sang and Kim Joon Hyun do an eating contest to see who could eat ten bowls of noodles faster. Both of them are “pig characters” of KBS 2 “Gag Concert.”
Earlier during the show that day, Kim Joon Hyun already joked about how burdensome his image of glutton is by saying, “The PD asked me how many ramen noodles I eat. I mean, how many should I eat?”
But both of them had to swallow noodles during the game, sweating. They tried so hard not to show on their faces how hard it was to eat all of the noodles fast, and that they were trying was obvious. There was a “Please don’t imitate” sign on the bottom of the screen, and it’s hard to understand why they would even do the eating contest in the first place.
In the past, in one of KBS’s variety shows, a dubbing artist Jang Jeong Jin died while he was participating in a rice cake eating game.
Therefore, the audience wrote complaining comments on the board of KBS homepage. They wrote, “If you’re fat, do you have to eat ten bowls of noodles?” “Don’t play games with food,” and “Have you already forgotten Jang Jeong Jin’s accident?”