SBS is holding their annual Entertainment Awards show in person with no audience, and have adopted several protective measures to prevent any possible spread of the Coronavirus, but their methods have netizens both surprised and laughing, and concerned with their oversight.
To begin with, all of the celebrities in attendance were provided customized protective face masks… with their face on the front so fans can still easily identify their favorite television personalities even with a mask on.
For example… here’s Baek Jong Won…
And Park Na Rae…
And of course, the star of the galaxy, Super Junior‘s Heechul.
But of course, because it is a mask… it’s not always going to fit properly, which leads to some quite elongated faces and funny face shapes, such as Kim Dong Hyun from All the Butlers on the left…
And Seo Jang Hoon‘s drastically slimmed down face, also on the left.
We can’t forget Kim Byung Man‘s immaculate V-Line either.
Celebrities are separated by the show they are on, and in between each table and show, plexiglass dividers were set up, sectioning off each table from each other.
In addition, SBS is receiving props for their creativity in attempting to enforce a 2 meter social distance in between people when they are on stage, bringing in their own, hand-made contraption to deliver the trophies to the winners to minimize hand to hand contact.
There is also a staff on hand to disinfect the contraption and the trophy prior to it being transferred to the recipient. You can see a spray bottle of disinfectant in her right hand.
However, SBS is also receiving some negative attention for their lack of detail. While receiving their awards, the celebrities were not instructed to keep their masks on until it is their turn to speak, with some celebrities taking their masks off while standing near their fellow cast members.
Also, when there are multiple awards given out at one time, the microphones are not sprayed down with disinfectant or wiped down in between speakers, seemingly making the artists’ efforts useless.
Netizens are having a field day with SBS’s method of handing out the awards…
2020 SBS 연예대상 #양세찬
— 토끼 (@bunnively) December 19, 2020
Yang Se Chan, the Turkish Ice Cream ahjussi.
연예대상 트로피 주는 모습 완전 기절 pic.twitter.com/WLjacoL1Tx
— 연련 (@YL_lianX2) December 19, 2020
Nearly fainted [from laughter] after seeing how they are giving out the trophies.
And the masks…
뭐얔ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 스브스 연예대상ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 개웃곀ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 배아팤ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ pic.twitter.com/stQEWwLHBC
— ☀️🌙 우리칠 건들지마 ㅠㅠ (@jayhyuns_) December 19, 2020
What is this ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ SBS Entertainment Awards ㅋㅋㅋㅋ So f***ing funny ㅋㅋㅋㅋ My stomach hurts ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
시발 연예대상 미침??? 존아웃김 pic.twitter.com/m0BAqKGTm8
— 🦋밀키쿵야💙💛 (@0408__1205) December 19, 2020
F*** is SBS crazy??? So damn funny.
But some are also criticizing SBS for their lack of enforcement on certain rules of social distancing.
아니 근데 연예대상 거리두기 한다고 저딴 몽둥이로 대신 전달해주고 웃긴 하관 마스크 착용하면 뭐함 전부 한 마이크로 소감 얘기하는데 마스크 왜 벗어도 된다 하는 거?
— 제이 (@zza_mo_n_g) December 19, 2020
But if SBS is going through all of these measures, with the funny masks and the distancing between the presenters and the winners, why are they even taking off their masks when giving their speech?
마스크도 제대로 안쓰고,
안지키는 게 기본ᆢ
방송국이 이래도 되나?
마스크 써라, 거리지켜라 등
헛소리 하지 마라.
— 롱펠로우휘파람 (@yong5807) December 19, 2020
Right now, SBS Entertainment Awards…
They aren’t even properly wearing masks,
The social distancing sucks,
They aren’t following the basics..
Can a broadcast station do this?
On the news
Wear a mask, enforce social distancing
Don’t be saying this then.