Former Running Man star Gary has reacted to the sudden exit of Song Ji Hyo and Kim Joong Kook from the show. The artist took to his Instagram page, and updated a photo and a message for both of them.
Gary recently left the show to go ahead and complete his musical ambitions. While on the other hand, according to the reports Ji Hyo and Joong Kook were allegedly forced out of the Running Man show.
Gary posted a picture of three of them together and wrote: "You guys worked very very very hard.Thank you *always love gaejihyo n all the member #7012 forever always with u guys"
Running Man Production Issues Official Apology
According to Soompi, on December 15, the production team of the show stated: "We would like to state our position regarding the recent controversy on the cast changes for Running Man."
The website further added: "The team then revealed that they were unable to wrap up the communication procedures for the goal of launching the second season in January of 2017."
The statement read: "With the news of the unexpected reorganization being released, we hurt both Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook, two members who we have treated like family for the past seven years. In regards to that aspect, we would like to sincerely apologize to both of them...We sincerely apologize once more for not being more thoughtful and considerate towards both of them."
With popular stars leaving the show, fans are speculating if the show will be canceled altogether. However, there is no official confirmation on that yet.