An Ilbe Photo Used Alongside Bts Creates Bigger Controversy

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An Ilbe Photo Used Alongside BTS Creates Bigger Controversy
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An Ilbe Photo Used Alongside BTS Creates Bigger Controversy

MBC continues to dig themselves a pit as they TV broadcasting station has gone under fire for using an Ilbe image alongside BTS during a news report about their "shortcut marketing" and blackmailing controversy.

During the news segment, a black silhouette was used as a placement for Mr. Lee's photo, the man who was sentenced to one year in prison for an attempt at blackmailing Big Hit Entertainment and its artists for false claims. The silhouette created huge controversy and angered fans because it happens to bea photo of Roh Moo Hyun made by Ilbe users to mock the former leader. You can see the original image down below.

'I Live Alone' to edit out T.O.P's photo appearance on the show for his marijuana controversy?
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'I Live Alone' to edit out T.O.P's photo appearance on the show for his marijuana controversy?

Last week, MBC 'I Live Alone' released a preview for the episode scheduled to air on June 2. The clip captured actor Yoon Hyun Min visiting a hair salon and showing a photo of Big Bang's T.O.P to the hairstylist. The actor expressed his wishes to get his hair bleached like the idol star.

However, the segment might be edited out due to T.O.P's recent marijuana controversy. 

On June 1, a representative of MBC 'I Live Alone' stated, "We are currently looking into whether we should edit out T.O.P's image in regards to the recent controversy. A decision will be made based on broadcasting regulations."

SBS Promises To End Ilbe Controversy By Implementing New Rules
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SBS Promises To End Ilbe Controversy By Implementing New Rules

SBS, who has been accused of 10 Ilbe controversies in the past four years, has come up with a plan to end these controversies.

Ilbe is an online community with far-right political views that contains disturbing and questionable content. The users of the community often upload pictures with minute changes for its users to use online so that they can identify each other.

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Unfortunately, these images come up easily on search engines and SBS has used several of these images on broadcast, causing controversy.

SBS Settles Ilbe Controversy By Creating New Rules
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SBS Settles Ilbe Controversy By Creating New Rules

SBS has created a new set of rules to put an end to the multiple Ilbe references the broadcasting network has made over the years.

SBS has been under fire numerous times over the past 4 years for their continuous use of resources from Ilbe, a Korean online community typically known to post offensive and hateful content about politics and social minorities such as women.

Some of the images used in various SBS programs were revealed to have been taken from Ilbe, which are notorious for being Photoshopped or completely fake, and containing inappropriate messages.