[Reporter Se-yeon Park, Daily Economy Star Today]
MBC explained that it did not edit Seol Min-seok, a former history lecturer who was caught in controversy about plagiarism at the ‘2020 MBC Broadcasting Entertainment Awards’.
On the morning of the 30th, MBC made an explanation for not editing Seol’s appearance in the ‘2020 MBC Broadcasting Entertainment Awards’ introduction video on the official website of the ‘2020 MBC Broadcasting Entertainment Awards’ held the day before.
MBC said, “The production crew confirmed the controversy through an article in the situation where live broadcasting is imminent. The video for introducing the candidates Seol Min-seok participated in was produced in advance. He was inevitably on the air.”
Meanwhile, Seol Min-seok admitted to the suspicion of plagiarism on his master’s thesis on the afternoon of the 29th and announced the suspension of broadcasting activities. Accordingly, tvN ‘Seol Min-seok’s Naked World History’ and MBC’s ‘Those Who Cross the Line’ are busy preparing countermeasures.
The production crew of ‘2020 MBC Broadcasting Entertainment Awards’ confirmed the controversy of Seol Min-seok through an article in the situation where live broadcasting is imminent.
The introduction video for the grand prize candidate Seol Min-seok participated in was completed in advance.
Due to the nature of live broadcasting, it is difficult to prepare for replacement with other videos.
Inevitably, the VCR starring Seol Min-seok was on the air.
We ask for your understanding.
Photo provided | Screen capture of ‘2020 MBC Broadcasting Entertainment Awards’
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