“Produce 101” PD Apologizes For Calling Show “Wholesome Pornography”
Mnet’s “Produce 101” PD and department head Han Dong Chul apologizes for description of the hit show as “wholesome pornography.”
Han Dong Chul officially stated on July 22 KST, “I am shocked and apologetic for the big misunderstanding caused by the words that I just used for expression. The way the words were misunderstood does not reflect my original intention.”
He continued, “I am sorry for causing trouble because of my error in not thinking more carefully about what I say in reflection of what the original intention is. In light of this incident, I promise to be more cautious about my words.”
Mnet explained to local news outlet Biz Enter that what Han Dong Chul meant was to describe the show as “such powerful content that you can’t take your eyes off of it.” It apologized to all who loved the showed and everyone involved for causing misunderstanding by the carelessness of words chosen.
Earlier, Han Dong Chul found himself in hot water when his interview about the show in “High Cut” magazine came to light, during which he described “Produce 101” as “wholesome pornography.” Much of the public objected to his comments, especially because the show was populated with minors.