[Reporter Kim So-yeon of Daily Economy Star Today]
Comedian Park Na-rae apologized for the sexual harassment controversy.
Park Na-rae’s agency, JDB Entertainment, said in a press release on the 25th, “I apologize for the delay in Park Na-rae’s official position.” “I apologize once again for the delay in expressing my position due to the prolonged meeting with the production team.”
“When I heard the planning intentions, character settings, and props from the production team of the web entertainment show, I deeply reflected on the fact that I should have thought more about how to express it, but I am sorry for the inconvenience to those who watched the video.”
The agency said, “We finished discussing with the production team to get off the train in the “Hey Na-rae” program,” adding, “I feel heavy responsibility once again, and I am sorry for causing concern to many people.”
Park Na-rae was embroiled in a controversy over sexual harassment during a YouTube broadcast with a comment that crossed the line.
On the 23rd, the YouTube channel Studio Waffle said, “Hey Narae EP.2 will be the latest trendy toy experience.” But now it’s time for me to add a bowl of raw fish. A video titled ‘ was released. The video showed Park Na-rae and YouTuber Hey Ji-ni reviewing with male dolls. Controversy over sexual harassment erupted over Park Na-rae’s behavior beyond the level, such as touching and pulling the doll’s groin, and close remarks such as “I thought it was there.”
In the wake of the controversy, Studio Waffle apologized on the YouTube channel community bulletin board on the 24th, saying, “I sincerely apologize for my disappointment to subscribers regarding the second video.” “We humbly accept the opinions given by our subscribers and will review the second video, and we will also pay attention to the production of future videos.” We also feel sorry for the fact that the production team’s excessive production and character setting have damaged the cast.
Even after the production team’s apology, criticism of Park Na-rae’s sexual harassment continued, leading to calls for dropping out of the entertainment program.
<Next is the full text of the official position>
This is J.D.B. Entertainment, the agency of Park Na-rae.
First of all, I apologize for the delay in Park Na-rae’s official position. I apologize again for the delay in expressing my position due to the prolonged meeting with the production team.
When we heard the intention, character setting, and props from the production team of the web entertainment show “Hey Na-rae,” we deeply regret that we should have been filtered out and thought more about how to express it.
We are aware of the problem that Park Na-rae caused inconvenience to those who watched the video, and once again, we apologize.
We’ve discussed with the production team that we’re getting off the show. With this opportunity, we will think more about it and proceed with it. Once again, we feel a heavy responsibility, and we sincerely apologize for causing concern to many people.
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