BTS Jin‘s episode of SBS‘s variety show Running Man has officially been given a new release date.
On October 29, multiple reports of a human stampede or “crush accident” happening in Itaewon, Seoul, reached local authorities. The situation turned fatal, with at least 156 casualties reported as of November 1 KST, with 151 injured. Additionally, as of 2PM (KST) on October 30, Seoul City has received 3,580 missing person reports. Additionally, at least 19 of the 82 reported injured are known to be in critical condition, leading officials to say that casualties could continue to rise.
In light of the tragic events, numerous public events have been canceled, as well as TV shows scheduled to air over the next few days. According to Yonhap News, South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol announced a period of national mourning will be observed until “the accident is brought under control.”
Similarly, a national mourning period was observed in 2014, during which comedy and variety shows were canceled for weeks following the tragic Sewol ferry disaster in which 304 passengers drowned.
When South Korea had a national period of mourning over the Sewol ferry accident in 2014, comedy programming was taken off television for weeks, I remember. President Yoon declared a period of mourning today, as well, over the 149 deaths in Itaewon last night.
— Kelly Kasulis Cho (@KasulisK) October 30, 2022
One of the many TV show episodes canceled during the national mourning period following the Itaewon tragedy was BTS Jin’s appearance on Running Man. It was originally scheduled for October 30 to promote his newly released solo single album, The Astronaut, which came out on October 28.
SBS’s official social media accounts for Running Man announced the cancelation of his episode, asking for fans’ understanding.
Yet, it was actually only postponed.
Now, that Korea’s national mourning period has been set until November 5, some events and shows are getting new release dates. So, SBS announced that Jin’s episode of Running Man will now release on November 6.
'석진 대 석진'의 만남은
11월 6일 오후 5시에 방송됩니다!
— SBSNOW (@SBSNOW) November 1, 2022
The ‘Seokjin vs Seokjin’ meeting will be broadcast on November 6 at 5pm!