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[Weekly Up & Down] Yoo Jae Suk Goes into Self-Quarantine, Kim Young Dae & Yunho Swept Up in Controversies

Yoo Jae Suk Goes into Self-Quarantine After Testing Negative for COVIC

Yoo Jae Suk COVID-19
Credit: iMBC

The entertainment industry is suffering from a series of confirmed cases. tvN’s You Quiz on the Block decided to cancel the show for two weeks after a staff member has been tested positive for COVID-19. Soon, Yoo Jae Suk and Jo Se Ho were classified as “close contacts” and received the tests. Thankfully, the test results came out negative. However, as Yoo has been advised to self-quarantine, tvN’s Sixth Sense 2 and SBS’s Running Man canceled the shooting scheduled for the 24th and on the 26th. Running Man further stated that they wish to wait until Yoo finishes his quarantine. MBC’s Hangout with Yoo has already decided not to air the show for three weeks due to the Olympics, therefore, their overall broadcasting schedule won’t be affected.

 

Kim Young Dae Locks Horns with KBS over His Exit from ‘School 2021’ Production

Kim Young Dae School 2021
Credit: SBS

KBS expressed disappointment over Kim Young Dae’s exit from School 2021. KBS stated, “We received a short notice from actor Kim Young Dae’s agency. This has unavoidably impacted production, but we will begin filming as soon as we find a new lead actor. The decision to leave requires mutual consent just as much as the decision to star in a drama. We regret that the agency has issued a single-sided notification of the actor’s departure from the drama without conferring with us first.”

However, Kim Young Dae’s agency said otherwise. “We wanted to be a part of the production from March of 2020. But due to a number of unresolved issues, we had no choice but to notify the termination of contract to Kingsland on June 21st, 2021,” shared Outer Korea. They then added that the drama’s uncertain schedules, productions, and missing down payment shattered their trust in the show. “There is also false information circulating that suggests Kim Young Dae is to blame for the difficulties in production.”

 

Yunho Under Fire for Making a Comeback with a Variety Show with Kids

TVXQ Yunho
Credit: Check This Out

According to the web variety show Check This Out, TVXQ’s Yunho is making his comeback with a variety show featuring children. Each member of TVXQ will team up with two children and write a new children’s book. However, Yunho’s comeback is not so welcomed by the public. This is mostly because the singer is returning with “a variety show with kids” only four months after he was caught violating social-distancing guidelines in an illegal bar. The show completed filming earlier this year and will premiere on the 30th.

 

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