‘Single’s Inferno’: Song Ji-a’s Appearance on Korean Variety Show to Be Edited out After Fake Designer Controversy

Netflix‘s Single’s Inferno contestant Song Ji-a has faced backlash over a major scandal. She captured fans’ attention for her beauty and exquisite taste in luxury brands like Chanel and Prada. But fans soon realized her big lie. The designer items she wore on the show were proven to be fake by fans. After the news spread, Ji-a’s appearance on The Manager will be edited out.

Song Ji-a from 'Single's Inferno' in relation to scandal wearing black and white bikini in pool.
Song Ji-a from ‘Single’s Inferno’ Paradise date | via Netflix

‘Single’s Inferno’ Song Ji-a issued a public apology through Instagram over the scandal

Fans were enamored with Ji-a’s name brand items on Single’s Inferno. The beauty content creator and social media influencer paraded on the island wearing Louis Vuitton swimsuits, a pink Chanel sweater, and a furry hot pink Prada bag that fans loved. Fans analyzed the clothing items and jewelry she wore on the show and made a startling discovery.

Many of Ji-a’s items on Single’s Inferno were dupes or fake. As a high-end Youtuber who shared recently bought luxury items with fans, it was a major disappointment. Ji-a admitted to the fake designer items being “partly true” and apologized to fans through Instagram.

“I would like to apologize to the brands who have suffered damage from the issue. I extend my sincere apology to my fans and subscribers as well,” she said. Ji-a also explained she had removed all Instagram posts with the fake designer items.

According to The Korea Herald, purchasing fake designer items is illegal in South Korea. Buyers who are unaware of their fake authenticity are not scrutinized under the law.

Song Ji-a’s appearance on ‘The Manager’ is in jeapordy

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After news of the fake designer scandal, Ji-a faces another dilemma. Since her time on Single’s Inferno, she gained a considerable following and has become a bit of a celebrity. She recently finished recording a guest appearance on variety shows.

According to Soompi, JTBC’s Ask Us Anything and MBC’s The Manager reported on Jan.18 they would continue with her scheduled appearance. But on Jan.20, representatives of The Manager revealed footage of Ji-a will not air. Single Inferno’s Ji-a was to appear alongside actor Kang Ye-won.

Multiple rumors about the ‘Single’s Inferno’ cast and Ji-a have surfaced

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The cast of Single’s Inferno has faced some scrutiny since the show’s finale. Besides the controversy surrounding Ji-a, Kim Hyeon-joong was accused of using steroids to gain his muscular physique. According to Koreaboo, he firmly denied the allegations in an Instagram Q&A.

“I have never used it. I have been exercising for 11 years,” said Hyeon-joong. That is not all. Fans also accused Choi Si-hun of having worked in a host bar. Host bars are all-night drinking rooms where female customers can pay for male companionship. According to Koreaboo, he addressed the allegation in a post on Instagram.

“Firstly, I would like to say honestly that I am not a host bar host. I’ve never done anything bad in my life and have been making an honest living,” said Si-hun.

Fans learned of Kang So-yeon’s past as a K-Pop idol and what happened between Cha Hyun-seung and An Yea-won during the show.