Naked News in South Korea won't be airing anytime soon.
After all of the circus hoopla and controversy surrounding the launch of the Korean version of the Naked News franchise, its existence now hangs by a pithy thread as production came to a screeching halt since Thursday -- just one month after its inception. The problem? Money.Naked news that didn't go topless. Only in South Korea?
Nine of the anchors have yet to be compensated for their work during the month the service has been up while customer service has ceased its operation leaving 260,000 paid subscribers for the month of July, hanging, according to local reports.
The problem began when management of the Naked News Korea branch requested its anchors contracted to present news only in semi-nude form (i.e. in lingerie and bikini tops) to strip down completely for its pay-for-play adults-only version.
This prompted five of its anchors to hand in their resignations while the rest of its personalities stayed on.
I'm only guessing but these anchor women were probably offered large salaries. When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
They may have lost money, but maybe these women still have their dignity. That is worth something.
Hat tip- GI at ROK Drop. Brian and Marmot's Hole are also blogging on this news.