Kim Ho-jung, The will to push ahead with the Changwon concert is ‘firm’
Kim Ho-jung, The will to push ahead with the Changwon concert is ‘firm’
While the hit-and-run scandal of singer Kim Ho-jung (32) has spread widely, the Changwon concert scheduled for the 18th is going ahead.

First, as KBS is a public broadcaster, it quickly moved to delete Kim Ho-joong. KBS announced on the 16th that it had requested the organizers of the performance 'World Union Orchestra Super Classic: Ho-joong Kim & Primadonna' (hereinafter referred to as 'Super Classic') scheduled for the 23rd to be hosted by KBS to "recruit a performer to replace Ho-joong Kim." KBS added that it is of the position that it will first remove Kim Ho-joong, and that if this is not possible, "the name and logo 'hosted by KBS' will not be allowed to be used." The deadline given by KBS is 9 am on the 20th.

KBS 2TV's entertainment program 'New Release Edition' also removed Kim Ho-joong, who was scheduled to appear on the 17th. On this day, ‘Pyeon Restaurant’ announced, “This week’s episode will be broadcast with Kim Ho-jung’s portion edited as much as possible.” KBS 2TV's 'The Boss's Ears Are Donkey Ears' also announced, "Kim Ho-joong has no plans to film, including those already filmed."

Following Season 1, Kim Ho-joong is expected to be absent from Season 2 of MBN's 'Let's Go GO', a general programming channel in which Kim Ho-joong was expected to appear. The ‘Let’s Go GO’ side declined to comment, saying, “Let’s Go 2’s programming and cast have not been confirmed.”

Kim Ho-jung’s erasure appears to have expanded to ‘Kim Ho-jung’s sound road.’ On the 16th, an official from Gimcheon City told Ten Asia, "We are currently internally reviewing whether to demolish 'Kim Ho-jung Sori Road' located in Gyo-dong, Gimcheon in relation to the incident in which singer Kim Ho-jung fled after a traffic accident." (Ten Asia exclusive report on the 16th) )

'Kim Ho-jung Sori-gil' is a specialized street completed in August 2021 with the theme of Kim Ho-jung located in Gyo-dong, Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do. It is also a cultural and artistic space created in connection with Kim Ho-jung's alma mater, Gimcheon Arts High School, and nearby Yeonhwaji.

While 'cutting off' Kim Ho-jung continues, Kim Ho-jung's side is determined to push ahead with the scheduled concert 'Tvarotti Classic Arena Tour 2024'. An official from Kim Ho-jung's side told Ten Asia on this day, "Kim Ho-jung's agency has a firm determination to push ahead with the concert," and "the intention is to keep the promise to the fans."

Accordingly, Kim Ho-joong is expected to meet fans at the indoor gymnasium at Changwon Sports Park in Gyeongsangnam-do on the 18th and 19th. The same concert will be held at the Gimcheon Indoor Stadium on June 1-2. This concert is hosted by Kim Ho-jung’s agency, Saeng Saeng Entertainment.
Kim Ho-jung, The will to push ahead with the Changwon concert is ‘firm’
Kim Ho-jung, The will to push ahead with the Changwon concert is ‘firm’
Meanwhile, Kim Ho-jung crossed the center line on a road in Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul at around 11:40 pm on the 9th and ran away after colliding with a taxi on the opposite side. At 1:59 a.m. on the 10th, two hours after the accident, Kim Ho-jung's manager went to the police station and turned himself in, saying he was the driver, but it was quickly revealed that this was not true. At the same time, suspicions such as Kim Ho-jung's driver switching theory and drunk driving theory grew like a snowball. In addition, Lee Gwang-deuk, the representative of the agency, revealed on this day, "I asked the manager to change Kim Ho-joong's clothes and embroider on his behalf," and as the manager is known to have damaged the black box memory card of Kim Ho-joong's car, the two cannot avoid legal responsibility. It is a prospect.

Choi Ji-ye, Ten Asia Reporter translated by google