A recent episode of YouTube’s Tasty Guys featured comedian Kim Min Kyung working out with trainer Yang Chi Seung, but the captions made regarding the sounds Kim Min Kyung was making while working out sparked controversy for sexual harassment.
During the difficult workout, Kim Min Kyung groaned from the pain as many people do when they exercise.
But during the scene, the producers added captions that referred to the noises as “sex groans” and “+19”.
“Warning: +19 Sounds”
“If you’re in a public place, please mute your sound.”
– “Tasty Guys” Captions
Not only that, but the producers also added an echo effect to the noises in order to intensify the “groaning” for all viewers to hear.
Netizens who saw the show criticized the show for sexually harassing Kim Min Kyung.
“How does exercising count as +19?”
“If you want to treat your cast in a sexual way, work on a porn channel instead.”
“I feel so insulted watching that.”
“Apologize to Kim Min Kyung.”
“What kind of editing is this?”
As soon as the clip stirred up controversy, a person related to the channel apologized on the behalf of the producers.
I delivered your responses to the producers. The producers have acknowledged their mistake and promised to be more cautious in the future.
– Tasty Guys
You can watch the related clip at 3:50 below: