• S. Korea TV station takes flak for reality show suicide


    SEOUL: A top South Korean television station faced a storm of media criticism on Thursday following the shock suicide of a female contestant on a popular reality matchmaking show known for putting its contestants under intense emotional pressure. The contestant on “Jjak [The Mate]”—a show aired on SBS, one of the South’s top three TV stations—was found dead Wednesday during a week-long production shoot at a guesthouse in the southern island of Jeju.


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