Yoo Jae Suk, “Bad comments are better than no comment? Times have changed…I’m better off without that kind of negative attention”
Broadcaster Yoo Jae Suk expressed his opinion on malicious comments.
On February 24th, a video titled “Driving you home was just an excuse” was uploaded on Ji Seok Jin’s Youtube channel “Jeeseokjin World”.
In the video, Ji Seok Jin drove Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Jong Kook home after filming the Youtube content “Just an excuse” hosted by Yoo Jae Suk.
Kim Jong Kook dissed Ji Seok Jin, saying “Hyung, the tone of your voice is already different”. Yoo Jae Suk burst into laughter then jokingly said, “Jong Kook is somewhere between the Internet troll and not”. Kim Jong Kook added, “But I don’t say things out of ignorance. I say things out of affection. I just want you to do better”.
Yoo Jae Suk then said, “You know how we get a lot of comments from our audience? But depending on the content, some people could find it funny, and some people might not.” He continued, “But then there are still people who wrote comments, such as ‘It’s not funny?’, ‘How is this funny?’, etc. I don’t think it’s necessary to leave comments like that. Because everyone laughs at different things.”
He confessed, “They can say, ‘I think you could improve in this way’, ‘I want this kind of an improvement’, etc. I’m totally fine with this kind of criticism, but comments like ‘Boring’, ‘It’s not funny’, etc., really discourage the production team.”
Yoo Jae Suk emphasized, “This is the workplace for the production team, you know? People working in other places all have to respect each other and have manners”, adding “I understand some hate comments toward us but the opinions with no respect or manner, we don’t really take them seriously, to be honest.”
Hearing that, Kim Jong Kook agreed, “If you can’t say that to my face, I don’t need to listen”. Yoo Jae Suk then explained, “I keep saying this because we said, ‘It’s okay. Mean comments are better than no comment’. Because we kept saying that, people think it’s okay to say these things to us.”
Ji Seok Jin also added, “There are people who analyze our shows. We’re grateful for that, but we know when you’re only saying that to hurt our feelings”.
Kim Jong Kook reacted, “Writing and reading comments are important points that people who watch these kinds of channels enjoy”, adding “Playing on the comment section is really fun. Some of them are hilarious. But sometimes when I see something ridiculous, I just say, ‘That’s ridiculous’, and let it pass”.
Afterwards, Yoo Jae Suk said, “Times have changed, and we have to change in step with the changing times. But the trolling culture has to change. That’s my personal wish regarding this subject”, adding “I’ve also said this earlier but are bad comments better than no comment? No. No comment is better than bad comments. I’m better off without that kind of negative attention.”
Kim Jong Kook responded, “I think it’s great that Jae Suk hyung talks about this on various platforms”. When Ji Seok Jin tried to add his opinion following Yoo Jae Suk’s words, Yoo Jae Suk interrupted, saying “Hyung, you can drop me off after making a left turn”, then ended the topic.