18 August 2015

1N2D's questionable tonkatsu mission + PD's response

Cha Tae Hyun's mission was to chop a customer's tonkatsu into 15 3 cm X 3 cm pieces under 30 seconds. 

Ilgan Sports - Nate: '1N2D' Chopping tonkatsu... Was it uncomfortable to watch?

1. [+1,552, -83] It was uncomfortable to watch. But I'm guessing that they've ordered them new ones... I'm sure the crew took that into consideration

2. [+1,488, -367] There are reasons why other programs fail but 1N2D won't die out in vain because of something so trivial. But I thought they stepped over the line with this one. Those people who were about to eat looked super annoyed and they couldn't say anything

3. [+144, -8] Everyone's going easy on Cha Tae Hyun. If it was another celebrity, he/she would be getting tons of hate for it

4. [+106, -9] Totally switched the channel when it was shown.. Please be mindful when making up these missions. I thought it was impolite to do that when a family's about to eat.. I would lose my appetite if my food was cut up like that

5. [+77, -5] Who thought of that mission??? What a nuisance

Star News - Naver: '1N2D' PD, "We got their consent before going ahead with the mission.. provided them new order"

Yoo Ho Jin PD: "Before filming, we got the consent of the customers to go ahead with the tonkatsu chopping mission. We thought of adding the quizzical expressions of the kids. Not everything that went on during filming was aired but a lot of people approached us and asked if they can participate. If there had been uncomfortable stuff that happened, we would've stopped with the mission in the first place. We provided them new orders of tonkatsu and placed them next to their table because we wouldn't want them to eat the chopped ones used for the mission. We found out later on that they ate the tonkatsu that Cha Tae Hyun-ssi chopped instead of the new ones we've ordered. We were able to proceed with the mission because of the merry atmosphere during the shoot. I apologize if Cha Tae Hyun's mission made viewers uncomfortable."

1. [+12,968, -633] The bossy viewers are starting again ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+9,944, -494] Viewers are seriously so nosy. Our citizens sure do care about so many things

3. [+7,149, -573] I bet those people were happy!

4. [+933, -99] The PDs know better than y'all so stop making such a big deal out of it

5. [+683, -64] These damn nosy viewers are sure to make a fuss out of a petty matter. Do you think the PD is that stupid and thoughtless?

6. [+568, -46] Sounds like a cool experience and if I was in that place, I'd be so happy to have Cha Tae Hyun cut my food. Helping  a celebrity to carry out a mission is more memorable than a mere tonkatsu

7. [+137, -12] If my kids and I were at a tonkatsu place and 1N2D happened to be filming, imagine how cool that would be. I feel like this is being blown way out of proportion. I'm actually super jealous of the people who were there