Hong Kong news anchors face punishment from management for dancing to Jisoo’s “flower”.
After its release, Jisoo’s solo track “Flower” quickly became a worldwide hit. The dance featured in the “Flower” music video has also become a trend on TikTok, with millions of people around the world taking part in the challenge.
However, what seemed like a harmless trend has seriously impacted the careers of several JT Hong Kong presenters.
According to Chinese news agency Line, to celebrate their last day at Cable TV News, three JT hosts persuaded two other colleagues to dance to “Flower” on set and then posted the video to Instagram.
“No professional upswing.
We are five flowers who only practiced that day.
But the heels are really noisy. » – Yanna Yu
The clip caught the attention of Raymond Wong, Chairman of the Public Service Broadcasting Review Board and former Deputy Managing Director of Television Broadcasts Limited. He left a comment on a repost of the clip.
“A real shame for the profession of journalism! » – Raymond Wong
It was also reported that the director of Cable TV News later sent out an internal email condemning the behavior of the five presenters.
“From gathering information to writing news, the work is professional and serious. Cable TV News’ professional image has been built through the hard work of everyone in the department and has been maintained through everyone’s perseverance.
I hope everyone understands that the department is one entity. There is no individual against a group. Their shares represent “cable television news.” I hope everyone works together and be careful with your words and actions.
The newsroom is the heart of the news service and has symbolic value. Everyone should use their feature and bring the fastest, latest and most professional news to the viewers and not see it as a stage for entertainment and games. »
The clip was deleted after it went viral. One of the presenters featured in the clip explained why.
“The top management is not satisfied.
The dance video should be deleted.
Thank you for everyone’s support. »
Worse still, the careers of female presenters have also been seriously impacted.
Yanna Yu and Terrie Leung originally planned to work at another TV station, but their contracts were immediately terminated. It is unknown if they will be able to return to the industry in the near future.