Comedian/MC Kim Shin Young is currently under heavy scrutiny for cursing repeatedly at Apink‘s Bomi on a recent episode of Weekly Idol.
Due to the start of season 2 of the show, new MC‘s Kim Shin Young, Yoo Seyoon, and Lee Sang Min had a special episode of Weekly Idol prepared with many special guests.
Guests included NRG, Baby V.O.X.‘s Kan Mi youn, JeA of Brown Eyed Girls, Apink‘s Bomi, JR of NU’EST, BtoB‘s Ilhoon, MAMAMOO‘s Moonbyul, Solbin of Laboum, GFRIEND‘s SinB , SEVENTEEN members Joshua and Wonwoo, April‘s Naeun, Byungchan of Victon, MOMOLAND members Yeonwoo and JooE, Moonhee of BONUSBaby, PRISTIN‘s Nayoung, Chungha, Wanna One members Yoon Jisung, Ha Sungwoon, Lee Daehwi, and Lai Kuanlin, and Lee Saerom from fromis_9.
During the broadcast, Apink’s Bomi asked the MC’s if they were going to buy anything for the rookie idols.
The reason Bomi asked was because former MC’s Jung Hyung Don and Defconn were known to give presents to their guests.
However, Kim Shin Young responded to Bomi in a harsh manner. Although the actual words were censored, netizens believe that Kim Shin Young said something along the lines of “you b*tch shut up.”
Apink fans and netizens alike are furious with Kim Shin Young and want her fired or replaced.
“Ah seriously Hyung Dong and Defconn really treated the idols as if they were family, so I always watched Weekly idol with a smile. They always managed the screen time and they always treated them well ㅠㅠ And they were actually funny ㅠㅠ Bring them back ……”
“Are they that close? I don’t think they are, but does it makes sense to swear at your junior who’s that much younger?”
- “Kim Shin Young isn’t even that funny. How could she curse at a guest like that?”
Whether you believe she overreacted or not, here’s hoping there will be no more controversy with the new season of Weekly Idol.