I thought the entirety of South Korea loved Lee Seung Gi so this reactions feels like as surprise and may be the first big controversy I’ve seen involving him. This week’s 2019 SBS Entertainment Awards it was the much younger Lee Seung Gi who took home the Daesang for his role in the variety show The Butlers (Master of the House) over veterans Baek Jong Won, Yoo Jae Suk and others. Maybe this was a way to keep encouraging the younger generation to develop their variety and MC skills but for sure the veterans have 20 plus years on Seung Gi and if they take turns winning the Daesang year after year no one would have a problem with it. Perhaps the problem is more that The Butlers isn’t Seung Gi’s best variety and has just okay ratings. It sucks to get negative feedback over his win but I hope he stays humble and properly gives respect to his sunbaes that he won over.