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[theqoo] ‘RUNNING MAN’, EXCESSIVE TEASING OF JI SEOKJIN… NO DIFFERENT THAN BULLYING

When Yoo Jae-suk realized he had taken the wrong road, and Ji Seokjin said, “Look, I told you to go straight.” In response, Kim Jong-guk said, “Then you can just ask him to go straight. Why are you being so aggressive? Why are you so angry?” Ji Seokjin was just being upset.

Seeing this, Yang Sechan said, “How many many of you are fighting against one another?” In the captions, the words ‘They are fighting 6 to 1 today again’ appeared. Yoo Jae-Suk said, “Sechan, you come (sit) forward. Let this hyung go behind.” and tried to kick Ji Seokjin out of the passenger seat. Ji Seokjin said, “It’s not that, it’s that what I said was right.” He looked out the window and lamented, “I’m going to die of frustration.”

It’s not the first time that this kind of ‘teasing Ji Seokjin’ came out on this show. This has been going on since the previous broadcasts. The ‘Running Man’ side put such a video on the official YouTube channel with titles such as ‘Running Man Big Nose Teasing compilation’, ‘Yoo Jae-suk Shutting Up Ji Seokjin’, ‘The Responsible Person Is Yoo Jae-suk’, and ‘Yoo Jokester and Jiseok’.

However, some viewers criticize that no matter how friendly they are, they are too much towards Ji Seokjin. Viewers said, “I wish they would stop mocking him,” “They have to do it in moderation,” and “I would be upset to see Ji Seokjin’s family.” In the end, there was also a reaction saying, “It’s like bullying. Why do we have to consume bullying as an entertainment?”

Even in gags, there is definitely a line. ‘Running Man’ seems to have to rethink how to make viewers smile.

1. It was indeed a bit severe… I feel like this has crossed the line of being “fun”

2. I was so uncomfortable the whole time watching this

3. I feel like the members can joke around each other in healthy ways now but they always cross the line with his character. I think that both Yoo Jae-suk and the PDs have to rethink this

4. I don’t watch anything with Yoo Jae-suk inside

5. Yoo Jae-suk was too much. It’s because he’s Yoo Jae-suk that no one was saying anything

6. It’s totally understandable why the Sunday broadcast is causing an uproarㅎㅎ I watched it and they were being way too much

7. It’s to the point that no one has ever pointed out anything because he’s Yoo Jae-suk… But this was really severe… I get that they are close with Ji Seokjin and that’s his concept but he crosses the line in some instances

8. But didn’t Ji Seokjin hit big on Running Man because of this concept??? Then if not because of this, who would even find him funny?ㅋㅋ

> What’s the correlation here?

9. This has been brought up for years so I hope they can give us some kind of feedback already. All the popular variety shows have this kind of concept

10. It’s because they act like this that even the guests act like this towards Ji Seokjin

11. Even if this is a concept, they should do it in moderation. It’s been so long since they’ve been crossing the line. As a viewer, it makes me so uncomfortable

12. I think that this is straight up bullying. The bullying was the cruelest during my elementary school and when I watch Running Man, it’s almost of the same level


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