… an inevitable decision but one that had to be made. Yoo Jae-suk is officially without an agency as of today. It was reported that everyone’s favorite Grasshopper issued an ultimatum after his artiste management accumulated overdue (entertainment) fees worth up to ₩500 million.

It was first reported in May that the company had met with financial troubles. At this point, Yoo Jae-suk had already been owed 500 mil. Not long after in August, the comedian told associates that he would leave the company should he not receive his pay. Yoo has expressed that it was after much contemplation that he decided to sever ties.

Now that the nation’s MC is a lone ranger, every other powerhouse agency has their eyes on him. People are speculating that he may go it alone like Ko Hyun-jung, who set up her own company, or, collaborate with his Infinity Challenge co-hosts. Whatever the rumor though, Yoo Jae-suk has kept a calm stance. Currently, he has no intention of signing to any particular management.

Oh well, I’m happy he and his family are now freed of this burden. Best of luck to him !