First of all, bitch? Second of all, what in the actual fuck?
These people spend 7 years of their life dedicated to you. When the going get tough you decide to throw them? Throwing them is fine. People get fired all the time, but the execution? What the fuck, SBS? You are a reputable broadcasting company, is this the kind of business you practice?
Not only did you decide to fire them you also put words in Song Ji Hyo’s mouth by giving reasons for her departure to be because being an actress and an entertainer is too much for her, while actually she doesn’t even know she’s being fired. We know she’s an actress and once had to miss filming because of her schedule (SNSD Special), but it turns out you were lying to us.
Even Kim Jong Kook was only given 2 days notice. Maybe that’s the reason there was no reason for departure in his case in that article.
Will there even be a farewell episode? I doubt they will come for filming anymore. I mean why should they when they were kicked out like trash?
Good fucking luck SBS, things are going to go downhill from here.
Thank god Gary left when he did. He left with his dignity intact.
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Overdone Toaste is watching: Running Man Genre: Variety Show Thoughts: So sad that Running Man will be ending soon… 😭It’s been a great show. Will miss the name tag ripping and all the fun games. I guess I’ll just have to rematch all the old episodes now.
I never thought a day such as this would come; another member leaving the cast i mean. I was sad when SJK left the show, but RM just started then, they werent even a year old back then. Then this happen, Kang Gary is leaving the show. He has grown in front of me for 6 years, and it’s hard to accept the fact that he is leaving.
I have to admit I’m more of a fan of RM Kang Gary than rapper Kang Gary so this would mean I have very little chance of seeing him after October.
But still we have to respect his wishes. He is first a musician then an entertainer.
I have watched RM since i was 18. I am proud to say that i found RM in their first 20 episodes. RM and Gary has been with me ever since.
I wish you all the best Gary-swi, go straight Gary, peaceful gary, sudden commander gary, gary who cannot lie, monday boyfriend, one half of the kids in KJK and the 2 kids, and lastly winner of 2 RM best of the best.
THE LAST 4 MONTHS HAVE BEEN A DISASTER. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT HAS ONLY BEEN 4 MONTHS, IT FEELS LIKE FOREVER. I BEGAN MUCH LIKE MANY OTHER PEOPLE ON THIS BLOG, WITH RUNNING MAN. MY RUNNING MAN OBSESSION BEGAN IN APRIL OF 2015. BEFORE THAT I HAD NOT LIKED ANYTHING IN KOREAN. DIDN’T LIKE THE STYLE, DIDN’T LIKE THE DRAMAS, DIDN’T LIKE THE LANGUAGE. I CAME FROM THE J-POP ERA AND I WAS VERY RESISTANT TO TRY ANYTHING KOREAN-RELATED. BUT RUNNING MAN WAS REALLY FUNNY AND I HAD NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT, SO I BECAME OBSESSED, WATCHING 3-4 EPISODES A DAY (WHICH IS LIKE 6 HOURS >.<)
I SAW A FEW EPISODES WITH BIG BANG AND I STARTED WITH THEM, DISCOVERING A WHOLE WORLD OF VARIETY SHOWS AND MUSIC SHOWS AND THE WHOLE FANDOM EXPERIENCE. BUT THEY ARE QUITE A BORING LOT, SO SERIOUS AND IMAGE-CONSCIOUS, SO MY INTEREST DECREASED. BUT AS I WAS WATCHING THROUGH RUNNING MAN (NOT IN ORDER) I SAW THE EPISODE WITH SHINHWA PIRATES. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT THEY WERE, (IT NEVER MENTIONED THEY WERE SINGERS) AND NONE OF THEM WERE VERY PRETTY, EXCEPT MINWOO (THEY LOOKED KINDA OLD). BUT THEY SHOWED IMPRESSIVE TEAM WORK AND WERE SO FUNNY! (ESPECIALLY ANDY). AND THEY WON EVERYTHING!
SO I LOOKED FOR ANOTHER EPISODE OF RUNNING MAN WITH THEM IN IT AND FOUND THE RECENT ONE WHERE THEY WERE VYING FOR THE “ULTIMATE MAN TITLE” OR WHATEVER. AND THEY REALLY OUTSHONE EVERYONE. ZE:A WAS JUST A FILLER GROUP. IT WAS A SHINHWA EPISODE. I DIDN’T REALLY LIKE SNIPER, BUT I RECOGNIZED KIM DONGWAN FROM A STRONG HEART EPISODE WITH BIG BANG IN IT AND HE WAS SO CUTELY FUNNY (HE WASN’T IN THE PIRATES EPISODE). SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SEARCH A LITTLE ON THEM AND THIS HAS LEAD ME DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, TO A LAND I NEVER THOUGHT EXISTED, CALLED “SHINHWA”.
COUNTLESS VIDEOS, EVERY VARIETY SHOW THEY HAVE BEEN IN, FAN ACCOUNTS, ONLINE POLLS, TUMBLR GIFS! I EVEN RECENTLY OPENED A TWITTER ACCOUNT SO THAT I COULD HAVE A LIVE FEED OF EVERYTHING GOING ON WITH THEM. THE FANDOM IS WHAT IMPRESSES ME THE MOST. THOUGH WE ARE NOT LARGE IN NUMBER, WE ARE DEDICATED AND UNIFIED. SEEN BY HOW THEY POLL ONLINE AND HOW OFTEN I SEE SHINHWA COMMENTS ON OTHER VIDEOS. I HOPE I CAN MEET MORE OF YOU BABY CHANGJOS =]
I hope you don’t mind me putting it here because I honestly just need to say it to someone who cares about Running Man (because my friends and sister who used to love it no longer cares). I was reading their words on the 300th episode and it just breaks my heart.
I mean, Gary loves Running Man but his one true love before Running Man has always been his music. Gary, who said he works harder on his music after joining Running Man because he doesn’t want to be known just as Running Man Gary, who said he can’t always act according to what people expect of him after seeing him in Running Man because he doesn’t want to lose the honesty needed for his music… he always has his musician mentality. So his departure makes sense and even if it hurts for everyone (especially for him), it is something that he really needs to do.
For Ji Hyo and Jong Kook, it is not quite the same.
Ji Hyo, who puts 7012 as her jersey number, who cares so much for his oppas and Kwang Soo… she always cherish her Running Man family so much. On the 3000th episode, she wrote, “If we continue to run, run, and run and fight and fight and love and love, then not just 300 episodes but 3,000 episodes and then even 30000000000000 episodes. Loving and running at the same time, let’s go like that forever and ever and ever as 7012 that love one another.” When Gary was leaving she mentioned on her letter how she naively think they will all end Running Man together. She has no intention to leave. For Ji Hyo who is so loving and hard working on Running Man despite being an actress… who flied right after his shootings in Korea to film overseas episodes… it’s just too heart breaking to know that they decide to end things with her like this, to let her know that she’s fired through the news, and even put things in her mouth saying she struggles working with both variety and acting.
Also, Jong Kook, who puts all the bandages on his back and his knees and his feet just for the show, who even remembers the 108 CCTV cameras on a particular episode… he cares so much about Running Man. He puts his health issues aside because his character is needed in Running Man. Kwang Soo mentioned how Jong Kook helps him establish a character in Running Man even if Jong Kook has to be the mean/hated one. On the 296th episode, even when he tells Jae Suk about his insecurity, he doesn’t say he’s concerned about his health. Instead, he said he thinks quitting Running Man would be the best FOR THE SHOW because he can no longer fulfill his character. On the 300th episode, he wrote, “Now until the 3000th, 30,000th episode, lets try hard like this to become Korea’s, Asia’s, world’s, universe’s best show.” He also has no intention to leave. After this whole thing happened, his best friend even mentioned how right now he cares more about the other members. Like, for someone who is so loyal to the show, why can’t they communicate to him properly about Running Man’s future? To do it by phone and immediately release a statement saying he wants to focus on his music… It’s too mean.
Even if the next season turns out to be the greatest show ever, knowing that this is how they handle thing is too disappointing for me.