After Ji Suk-jin won the “Honorary Employee Award” at the “2021 SBS Entertainment Awards”, the disappointment revealed on his face is gaining sympathy from netizens.
Ji Suk-jin won the “Honorary Employee Award” at the “2021 SBS Entertainment Awards” held on Dec 18th. This is an award that did not exist before, and the celebrities also looked very surprised by it.
At that time, Ji Suk-jin hurriedly took off his mask to go on stage to receive his award. Although he has tried to control his emotions, his disappointment was still very evident on his face. He seemed to be trying to find some composure. Netizens who later watched the video of his award scene also expressed their regret, saying that Ji Suk-jin seemed to be very hurt. He seemed to be trying to find some composure. He said during his acceptance speech, “I somehow want this “Honorary Employee Award” to not be a first. I have received something that even Gyeong-gyu can’t have.”
Lee Gyeong-gyu received the mic and answered right on the scene, “I wouldn’t receive this award even if they gave it to me. That award is them telling you to get out, to quit,” he joked.
Ji Suk-jin then tried to fix the awkward atmosphere by saying, “That’s such an insult to this award ceremony. Why would there be someone who doesn’t want to receive such a cool award?” before saying his thanks to the “Running Man” team and SBS.
The “Running Man” members, including Haha, Jeon So-min, Yang Se-chan, and Song Ji-hyo, who were sitting at the same table with Ji Suk-jin, sat down immediately after Ji Suk-jin’s acceptance speech and applauded. Yang Se-chan covered his mouth and said something to Jeon So-min.
Earlier, different from when Ji Suk-jin was awarded, when PD Choi Bo-pil and Yang Se-chan were awarded, they stood up from their seats and applauded and cheered.
Some responded that Ji Suk-jin, who was considered a candidate for the grand prize, may have reflected his discomfort in winning the “Honorary Employee Award”. In fact, the members of “Running Man” drew attention by congratulating Ji Suk-jin on winning the award with a somewhat subdued atmosphere and expression.
Netizens who later watched the video of his award scene also expressed their regret, saying that Ji Suk-jin seemed to be very hurt. “The Running Man members were sitting down thinking that Ji Seok-jin would win the grand prize. How disappointing and sad would it be?” “It would be humiliating if the Running Man members stood up and applauded. Honestly, I think he was cursing inside. It’s too much for such a veteran entertainer like Ji Suk-jin,” “If they cannot give him the “Best Excellency Award”, then just give him an “Excellence Award” or something, why an “Honorary Employee Award?” “It’s too much for the entire nation to watch,” they said.