Han Dong Chul & Mnet apologize for ‘Produce 101’ porn comment

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Both the producer of ‘Produce 101‘, Han Dong Chul, and the broadcaster, Mnet, have apologized for comments the producer made about the intention of the show being to create porn for men who like young women, basically.

Both apologies basically state that he was misunderstood (bro).

Han Dong Chul officially stated on July 22 KST, “I am shocked and apologetic for the big misunderstanding caused by the words that I just used for expression. The way the words were misunderstood does not reflect my original intention.” He continued, “I am sorry for causing trouble because of my error in not thinking more carefully about what I say in reflection of what the original intention is. In light of this incident, I promise to be more cautious about my words.”

The broadcasting station relayed, “We offer words of apology and feel deeply embarrassed for causing such misunderstandings, caused by a word previously used during an interview to attempt to describe ‘powerful contents impossible to take one’s eyes off of’ as the answer to a question asking about the success formula for the upcoming male version of ‘Produce 101.'” They continued, “We apologize for inflicting discomfort on all the viewers who loved and supported ‘Produce 101’, for causing misunderstandings by using inappropriate diction to refer to the fun and energy that the program offers, for making a careless mistake by solely thinking of [one’s] personal perspective even through the possibility of running into misunderstandings with the overlapping topic of ‘Produce 101 Season 1’, and more.”

It’s difficult to buy the excuse that he didn’t mean to make comparisons between the show using the girls (minors, included) and porn when the analogy he used was the sexuality exuded by Rain towards women. Like, come on. Seems to me he just had a brief moment of honesty of what he thought about the purpose of the show, and happened to express that in the grossest way possible to the public.

Additionally, despite what some are arguing, it’s hard to see the backlash as people just whining about decorum when he did everything he possibly could to compare the reason for making ‘Produce 101’ to child porn without actually saying that. Most people cared less about the admission that female idols are sexualized and a lot more about littering a statement with porn comparisons when underage girls are involved.

Either way, I doubt anything will come of this given the producer’s importance to Mnet. Again though, thanks to him for proof of what most innocent concepts are supposed to appeal to.

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