SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The makeover program ‘Let Me In’ has ended after the finale for its 5th season was aired on September 11. The program has been in the middle of continuous controversy that it encourages plastic surgery.
CJ E&M, the production company, announced that they would stop producing programs that include plastic surgery, considering changing public sentiments and the direction in which TV content is evolving towards.
It seems that protests from women’s organizations demanding that the show be cancelled influenced CJ E&M to make the decision.
‘Let Me In’ was a program that aimed to change the lives of those who were having difficulties in life due to their appearance, through plastic surgery. It was aired for five seasons starting in 2011, and has been criticized for encouraging discrimination about appearance and promoting plastic surgery.
Organizations such as Womanlink and the Seoul YMCA, who criticized ‘Let Me In’ for being a ’1 hour long plastic surgery advertisement’, filed an injunction to block the program from airing at the Seoul Western District Court when the network started to recruit participants for the next season.
By Francine Jung (email@example.com)