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'SNL Korea’ says entire staff responsible for alleged sexual misbehavior

  • Published : Nov 29, 2016 - 17:37
  • Updated : Nov 29, 2016 - 17:37

The season eight staff of tvN’s popular comedy show “Saturday Night Live Korea” offered a second apology amid growing criticism the staff made an “inappropriate” apology to boy band B1A4 and its fans.

“Some hosts behaved toward B1A4 members in a naughty manner,” read a statement Monday night.

The staff added that they are holding themselves accountable as a whole.

“It is not the matter that a single host should bear responsibility,” read the statement

The second apology came a day after Lee Se-young, comedian and co-host of the show, posted a handwritten letter of apology

Lee is alleged to have sexually harassed B1A4 members during a hazing party before filming for episodes featuring the members of B1A4 took place. Some scenes of the hazing went viral through social media on Saturday.

(Yonhap, comedian Lee Se-young's Instagram)
A local report Monday said Lee would step down from the show. However, the staff of the show denied the rumor.

B1A4’s Jinyoung spoke about the “harassment controversy” during the Monday showcase event for their third full-length album “Good Timing.”

“We were surprised because none of us expected (the public attention),” he said. “After watching the clip, I thought fans were concerned. We will do our best to compensate for fans’ concerns.”

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)

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