SBS’s “Running Man“ is currently receiving some backlash from the public for using unfair ways to win a dinner game.
On March 27th, Jung Yonghwa and Daesung appeared as guests for the show and experienced going on a camping trip. In order to make dinner, the “Running Man” members were divided into two teams. Each team were given a mission to make separate dishes for dinner, with the best-tasting dish being declared as the winner. As such, two representatives from each team went to the local convenience store and bought ingredients for the challenge.
‘Team Blue’ chose Yoo Jae Suk and Daesung as their representatives, while ‘Team Red’ chose Kim Jong Gook and Song Ji Hyo. Hilariously, the ‘dumb and dumber’ pair were scolded by the blue team for not buying any seasoning, such as salt and pepper for the dish. In the end, Yoo Jae Suk decided that all could be saved by putting powdered ramen soup into the dish as its seasoning. This was a common ‘technique’ used in ‘Family Outing‘ every time a dish did not taste good.
After receiving praise from unaware team members for creating such as delicious tasting soup, Yoo Jae Suk sent a video message to Yoon Jong Shin, who first came up with this idea: “Jong Shin hyung, are you watching? Today you should try putting this in as well. It is really good. Today it is especially good.”
Although the segment was hilarious, viewers nevertheless showed a negative response as they said, “The team went against rules. The PD specifically stated, ‘You can’t put soup in,’ and the rule was even visible as subtitles but during the game Yoo Jae Suk’s team put soup in and still won.”
Furthermore, viewers also commented on the message boards, “Winning after going against the rules…” “I do not think I could view this with the kids. Is this a kind of show where they teach kids that cheaters win in the end?” and “Today’s episode was fun but I just did not understand the soup part.”
Source: Allkpop; Newsen