Knowing Brothers receive severe disciplinary actions for sexually objectifying women

In the comedy show, Min Kyung Hoon gifted Jun So Min a bra that is made out of paper cups.

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JTBC's popular comedy show Knowing Brothers has received severe disciplinary actions for objectifying women and for their rude actions.

The Broadcast Censorship Committee issued the disciplinary action on December 22 because the show, on multiple occasions has objectified the female guests in a sexual manner, which cannot be tolerated.

According to the committee the warning with disciplinary actions was necessary, following repeated use of improper language by the members' towards each other and also towards the guests is the major factors why this step was taken.

Ha Nam Shin who is a member of the committee stated in details as to why the show has received such warning or disciplinary action. He stated: "The program is a variety program which is comedic in nature but it also enjoys a level of popularity that rivals non-cable programs. This means that the show also must maintain a level of class that reflects its popularity and we decided to issue a warning on this ground."

Another member of the committee stated: "On the 7th I only considered their use of improper language and actions and stated we should issue a warning, but later realized that they had objectified women in a sexual manner."

In the popular comedy show, Knowing Brothers Min Kyung Hoon gifted Jun So Min a bra that is made out of paper cups. In other episodes statements such as "You're very feminine", "Are you gay?", these kinds of statements were used, which the committee claimed to be problematic.

It is not only the committee; it has also hurt the sentiments of the viewers and fans. In more than 4 episodes these kinds of statements, terms or actions were used frequently in the show, in the name of comedy. According to the reports, 37 complaints were filed by the viewers regarding these.

This article was first published on December 27, 2016