[Writer's Choice] Open Letter to ISAC
Priscilla Tov, Oct. 20, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Thank you for hosting the Idol Star Athletics Championship every Seollal and Chuseok. I mean I had no idea I wanted to watch my favorite over-worked idols compete in events that, at the end of the day, mean nothing for their careers.
How did you even come up with the idea to have idols, who are already in an extremely competitive industry where only a select few ever make it big, compete in sporting events? How did you even manage to convince them to come during their very busy schedules?
Does their participation in the event determine whether you'll allow them to promote on any of your shows? And do you tell fans at the event not to release spoilers of the all-day shooting or else the screentime of their favorite groups gets cut?
And I can't forget to talk about the true stars of the event: the injuries!
And I'm so sorry that the KBS-MBC strike this year meant you couldn't hold the event this past Chuseok. Truly, a tear fell from my eye.