Lee Hwi Jae Criticized For Comments To Sung Dong Il During 2016 SBS Drama Awards

Update: Lee Hwi Jae Apologizes For Comments To Actors During 2016 SBS Drama Awards

Lee Hwi Jae, who hosted the 2016 SBS Drama Awards alongside Girl’s Day’s Minah and Jang Geun Suk on December 31, has come under fire for his comments to actor Sung Dong Il during the award ceremony.

During the ceremony, he pointed out the fact that Sung Dong Il was wearing a casual coat over his suit: “I can’t tell if you’re a PD or an actor. You’re an actor, right?” Despite the fact that the actor was clearly unamused, Lee Hwi Jae continued to make the same remarks, asking if Sung Dong Il just came from set, or if he came from his home.

Later, when Sung Dong Il went up on stage to receive an award. Lee Hwi Jae said, “Oh, so he was wearing a coat because he’s cold.” Minah jumped in and commented that Sung Dung Il looked very sharp, but Lee Hwi Jae continued with his remarks: “Sung Dong Il, the director and actor. Oh, you were wearing [a suit] under [your coat]!”

You can watch Lee Hwi Jae speaking to Sung Dong Il here:

Link to video: www.viki.com/videos/1115615v-2016-sbs-drama-awards-episode-1

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