Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jun Ho Step Down From All Programs Despite Apologizing and Explaining the Gambling was a Joke Wager Between Friends

The fallout for Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jun Ho stemming from texts taken from their former 1N2D costar singer Jung Joon Young appears suitable for the infraction in question. Both stars have taken a leave from all their entertainment programs and issued sincere apologies, but also explaining that the gambling in question didn’t take place in Thailand, was a golf game between friends, the wager was for a few hundred bucks equivalent in US dollars, and in the end the winner Cha Tae Hyun gave it all back. South Korea outlaws all gambling and calling it a “joke” doesn’t quite cut it. It’s like saying I took a puff but didn’t inhale. A lot of Asian men are into gambling from casinos to horse racing to mahjong and cards, it’s kinda a cultural and societal head rush to wager and win. I don’t think Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jun Ho need to do more than apologize and lay low for awhile, it’s unfortunate they live in a country where gambling is illegal because in most countries what they did isn’t wrong and definitely not illegal. Hopefully this is the worst fallout from Jung Joon Young’s phone for the two of them.


Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jun Ho Step Down From All Programs Despite Apologizing and Explaining the Gambling was a Joke Wager Between Friends — 14 Comments

  1. Its really unfortunate for CTH & KJH. To label a simple gamble as a great sin that warrants them to issue public apologies and step down from all programs is really just too over. Public figures are humans too and by human standards, they commit no great mistake to be frank.

    • Yes exactly. Pretty much what they do 2D1N, except they bet their meals and comfort instead of money (*sarcasm*).

  2. When you play with real money, lose or win is gamble. 2d1n played with the aged in the island, that is not right.along wages to go home if lose money cos cannot pay homestay.
    The show went international, the entertainers should gain exposure and experiences so as no ignorance about things outside Korea.
    Personal recreation not affect work performance,no harsh penalty.
    we can forgive them.
    Since it’s an offence in their residence country, they face charges.
    Please come to S,pore to do quit gambling comedy. We recognize your performance as entertainer , comedian, and actors.
    Soochan apa加油。
    Nevertheless, cannot accept someone who no respect woman and personal privacy rights.

  3. this is so ridiculous. Beyond words. If I were Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jun Ho, I would look for a country to emigrate to. But too bad, because of their job, they cannot but stay in South-Korea.

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