MBC Every1 Issues Formal Apology To Leeteuk For Using The Word ‘Sponsor’

17 Mar


The production team of MBC Every1’s “Super Junior’s Foresight” has expressed their regret over their choice of words, “Leeteuk’s female sponsor”, which was used on the information tagline on the 8th February episode (of the programme).

Recently on “Super Junior’s Foresight” was done together with Roo’Ra’s* Kim Jihyeon (and) Chae Rina, and also Two Two’s** Hwang Hyeyoung. On the day, during the talk segment whose subject was on “Older/Younger”, Leeteuk, whom had a relationship with an older woman in the past, led the recording session by honestly and wittily talking about his love story, creating a warm atmosphere.

During the talk, Leeteuk noted that dating an older woman had a psychological advantage, and that she would also be able to give out financial help. However, ahead of the broadcast, the focus was placed on the keyword “older woman sponsor”, causing all of Super Junior and the production team to be completely baffled by it.

About the incident, the production team of “Super Junior’s Foresight” said that “(It) has deviated from its original meaning and the word ‘sponsor’ was perceived in a negative manner. The title of the promotional material was wrongly selected and misleading”.

Also, he said in an apology that “The beautiful love story from the past has been distorted and became an issue on the internet, and because of that I’m sorry to Leeteuk who was upset from the matter.”

* Roo’Ra (Roots of Reggae/룰라) is a Korean hip hop and dance group who were active between 1994-2001.
** Two Two (투투) was a Korean pop group back in the mid-1990s.

Source: Newsen
Translated by eternalsnow @ SJ-WORLD.NET
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