|Captured from JTBS "Night of Hate Comments."|
By Park Si-soo
Cable network JTBC has decided to discontinue the star-studded talk show "Night of Hate Comments" following the death of one of its hosts, K-pop star Sulli.
JTBC also decided not to air episodes recorded before her death.
Sulli was found dead at her home on Oct. 14 in an apparent suicide. The broadcaster has since put on hold the airing of the program, including the 17th and 18th episodes featuring her.
"The program will end with the 16th episode, which was aired on Oct. 11," JTBC said. "After learning about the sad news of one of our 'Night of Hate Comments' main MCs and contemplating the production direction, we decided to discontinue the production of the program because we judged that the program could not continue in the absence of the deceased."
"Night of Hate Comments," premiered in June, saw Sulli, comedian Shin Dong-yup, Kim Sook, singer Kim Jong-min and a celebrity guest face malicious comments and respond to them.
On the show, Sulli shared her experience of facing online hate comments and how to cope with them.