The production crew of MBC’s “2020 Idol Star Athletics – New Year Special” has issued a statement of apology regarding the incident involving LOONA’s Chuu.
On December 16, the filming for MBC’s “2020 Idol Star Athletics – New Year Special” took place. A video circulated on online communities of a staff member pulling on Chuu’s hair to get her attention, causing fans to demand an apology.
The following day, the show’s production crew issued an official apology. Read the full statement below:
The is the production crew of “2020 Idol Star Athletics – New Year Special.”
On December 16, during the recording of “2020 Idol Star Athletics – New Year Special,” one staff member disrespectfully pulled on LOONA member Chuu’s hair while conducting an interview.
We sincerely apologize to LOONA’s Chuu, other related personnel, and fans. The staff in question is largely reflecting and regretting [his actions], and he has sincerely apologized to LOONA’s Chuu.
We apologize once more for causing displeasure and discomfort to many people due to the production crew’s carelessness, and we will be even more careful to prevent a situation like this from reoccurring.
Earlier, a post was published on the show’s viewer bulletin board with the title, “We apologize for grabbing LOONA member Chuu’s hair.” However, suspicions regarding the authenticity of the post arose because it was uploaded by an anonymous user through a regular post rather than by a staff member through an official announcement. MBC later confirmed that the post had been made by an imposter and deleted the post.
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