The Night of Hate Comments

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The Night of Hate Comments
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Also known asThe Night of Vicious Comments,
Reply Night
GenreVariety show
Directed byLee Na-ra
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
Running time60 minutes
Original networkJTBC2
Original releaseJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)
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The Night of Hate Comments (Korean악플의 밤), also called The Night of Vicious Comments, is a South Korean variety program on JTBC2 which first aired on June 21, 2019. The show's four hosts, Shin Dong-yup, Kim Sook, Kim Jong-min and Sulli welcome a celebrity guest each week to discuss their reactions to hateful comments, malicious rumors, and cyberbullying they have encountered online. JTBC called it a new show "to help the stars become stronger psychologically". The show also brings up proper internet manners and etiquette.[1][2][3]


The show's producing director is Lee Na-ra who produced another JTBC variety show, LAN Cable Life.[4] Along with three hosts in their 40's, it was the first long-term hosting role for 25-year-old Sulli and her return to TV work after a number of years.[2][4]

First episode with hosts[edit]

On the first episode there was no guest and the four hosts read and discussed their own SNS comments, setting the show's tone. Sometimes they agreed or disagreed with the commenters. During Sulli's turn, she responded cheerfully to the mean spirited comments. She agreed with a commenter that said her biggest success is her social presence on SNS and that she is an attention seeker. She disagreed with a commenter who said she looked like a "druggie" because of her large dilated pupils, saying that she has done nothing illegal, but had studied drug behavior during method acting. And she denied going braless to seek attention, saying that for her it was more comfortable, as well as natural and beautiful. She said she sees bras as an accessory that she sometimes wears, and she had continued to go braless after it became a controversy, to help make the prejudice disappear. Discussing past malicious comments she had received, Sulli said she had started to sue, but the commenter, a student at a prestigiuos college, had sent a long letter of apology, and she had forgiven them. However, she said she would not do the same again.[5]

2019 episode summary (1–present)[edit]

Ep.# Date Guest(s)[6] Summary Ref.
1 June 21 No guest The hosts read and discuss their own SNS hate comments; Sulli agrees that she is an attention seeker, but not a druggie. [5]
2 June 28 Song Ga-in
Park Sung-yeon
Miss Trot singers [7]
3 July 5 Jun Jin (Shinhwa)
Kim Seung-hyun
4 July 12 Kim Ji-min
Sandeul (B1A4)
5 July 19 Shin Ji (Koyote)
Seunghee (Oh My Girl)
6 July 26 Tony An


  1. ^ June, Hae-myoung (June 18, 2019). "Sulli's solo comeback befuddles fans". The Korea Times. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Yoon, So-yeon (May 25, 2019). "Sulli cast to co-host JTBC talk show". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Choi, Bo-ran (May 24, 2019). "신동엽·김숙·김종민·설리, 악플과 대면한다...新예능 '악플의 밤'(공식)". YTN (in Korean). Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "설리, 들러붙는 악성댓글에 답한다···'악플의 밤'". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). May 24, 2019. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Kim, Kyeong-young (June 22, 2019). "#관종 #노브라 #마약…'악플의 밤' 설리 향한 오해와 진심→응원 ing". YTN (in Korean). Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Night of Hate Comments". JTBC. June 29, 2019. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "'악플의 밤' 송가인X홍자X박성연, 중장년 팬들 댓글에 매료 ::". (in Korean). Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  8. ^ 기자, 주진현 (January 1, 1970). "'악플의 밤' 5일 방송에는 90년대 절친 라인... - 시사매거진". (in Korean). Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  9. ^ OSEN (July 13, 2019). "'악플의 밤' 설리 "공개연애 후회 안해..만나면 밥 사주고 싶다"[핫TV]". (in Korean). Retrieved July 13, 2019.

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