Even ‘Weekly Idol’ struck by 7-year curse as Jung Hyung Don & Defconn are leaving the show

The seven-year curse is famous for resulting in idol groups breaking up, but now it’s even hitting idol shows, with Weekly Idol‘ losing their two hosts Jung Hyung Don & Defconn.

Reports emerged on February 22 that claimed, “Jung Hyung Don and Defconn will be leaving MBC every1’s ‘Weekly Idol’ and their last filming will be on March 7.” Kim Jin, the producing director (PD) of the show, confirmed the news through his personal Twitter account with the words, “An article has been published. I am so upset that we will no longer be with ‘Weekly Idol,’ which we’ve been working on together for seven years. We, the staff and MCs, would like to thank all idol fans for the love we’ve received.”

That sure as hell doesn’t sound like they all voluntarily stepped down, and the fact that the show is set to continue with new hosts and a structure change makes it seem like they were all fired or something.

No idea if it’s related to FNC Entertainment‘s Add Culture acquiring Genie Pictures (and the show) this January, but the timing seems about right.

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