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A joke gone too far? Got7’s Jackson might want to permanently forget about the most recent episode of Roommate.
After accepting — and completing — a grueling challenge to walk up 63 flights of stairs, the 20-year-old boyband rapper fell victim to a horribly cruel hidden camera prank.
Roommate producers thought it would be funny to trick the Hong Kong-born star into thinking his mother had come to visit him from his homeland.
To make matters worse, Jackson’s mother is believe to have been unwell and has not seen much of Jackson since he chose to leave home for two years to pursue his K-Pop dreams in Korea.
Excited at the idea of finally seeing his mother, Jackson was instead was presented with Comedy Big League comedian Lee Guk Joo.
In the midst of massive disappointment, not to mention aching from his physical challenge immediately before the prank, the GOT7 rapper broke down with his head in his hands, blasting the producers for playing with his emotions.
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“You shouldn’t play these kind of tricks!” he said on the December 2 episode. “I thought my mom had come from Hong Kong. Maybe to surprise me. Honestly, I was almost in tears.”
Tell us: Was this a funny prank or a joke too far?