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Mnet ‘Kim JaeDong Show’ taken down, speculations of political pressure behind decision

By on May 31st, 2010 | Korean Entertainment, newsfeed

It has been announced that Kim JaeDong will no longer be hosting the show Mnet ‘Kim JaeDong Show’.

Kim JaeDong’s agency representative then released a news report on 1st June saying, “Today we came down with a tough decision. We would like to announce that the show under his own name ‘Kim JaeDong show’ to which Kim JaeDong had always prepared with sincerity will no longer be carried out.”

His agency also added, “After discussions with Mnet, we will be showing all the facts to the process of the show.” to explain themselves against the allegations that the process to the show is inappropriate.

Kim JaeDong’s representative added, “Ahead of the first airing of the show on 6th May, in late April when the memorial service to late president Noh MooHyun was held, we have requested for Mnet to reconsider the choice of attending the service. And then we were informed that the show will no longer carried out and will be reorganised because of the problem of attending the memorial service.”

“But Mnet told us that while they will be reorganising the show in June, there will be partial broadcasting. They also told us to wait for the time being. They kept on telling us things we cannot understand. We don’t see this decision because of pressure exerted on us. But the decision had us wondering if this is the doing of someone who is considering the sensitive political situation right now.”

Meanwhile, the first filming of ‘Kim JaeDong Show’ was done on 21st April, and the first airing was on 6th May. And there has been many speculations that it will not be broadcasted. Following that in mid-May, another filming session was canceled, rumours have it that it was due to political pressure.

S: TVReport

Source: K-Bites

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