International Fans Demand Apology From Sbs For Hong Hyun Hees Blackface Comedy Skit

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International fans demand apology from SBS for Hong Hyun Hee's blackface comedy skit
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International fans demand apology from SBS for Hong Hyun Hee's blackface comedy skit

SBS comedy show 'People Searching For Laughter' has upset many international fans for allowing blackface during a skit.

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On the April 19 broadcast, comedian Hong Hyun Hee took part in a comedy skit. She played the daughter of the family who's an aspired comedian.

Hong Hyun Hee appears on stage with comical makeup with braids, exaggerated lipstick, and dark skin. Many international fans have pointed out that her makeup is racist blackface. Additionally, people feel there is cultural appropriation since she wore a Native American headdress as well.

SBS responds to the criticism regarding Hong Hyun Hee's blackface comedy skit
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SBS responds to the criticism regarding Hong Hyun Hee's blackface comedy skit

SBS has responded to the controversy regarding comedian Hong Hyun Hee's blackface comedy skit on 'People Searching For Laughter'.

Following the April 20 broadcast, many international viewers issued complaints stating that Hong Hyun Hee's blackface was greatly offensive and racist.

In response to the criticism, SBS officially apologized, stating, "We apologize for not going over the content more carefully and causing concerns to many viewers. We immediately deleted the video online. We will make sure such an issue does not occur again in the future."

Hong Hyun Hee's Blackface Comedy Controversy: SBS Apologizes In Answer Of Critiques From International Viewers
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Hong Hyun Hee's Blackface Comedy Controversy: SBS Apologizes In Answer Of Critiques From International Viewers

The blackface comedy is something which is so sensitive. It is considered rude to mock people just because of their complexion. This is what happens to Hong Hyun Hee when she was doing blackface comedy on a show.

In the SBS comedy show "People Searching for Laughter" aired on Apr. 19, Hong Hyun Hee had her appearance having makeup with dark skin and wore Native American Headdress as well. Due to her appearance, international viewers critiqued her a lot, AllKpopreported.

It is considered rude to differentiate people due to their complexion. Moreover, Heng Hyun Hee even wore the certain headdress to point certain area. Thus, people were mad at his comedy. The video got 1,900 dislikes on Apr. 21.

Sam Okyere expresses anger and disappointment towards Hong Hyun Hee's blackface comedy skit
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Sam Okyere expresses anger and disappointment towards Hong Hyun Hee's blackface comedy skit

TV personality Sam Okyerespoke his mind about the recent controversy regarding Hong Hyun Hee and her blackface comedy skit on SBS'People Searching For Laughter'.

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On April 24, Sam Okyere expressed anger and disappointment via Instagram. He stated,

"Black face in 2014. I just want to say this is NOT acceptable!!!!! We are not for comic purposes. This should stop now!!!!! I'm highly disappointed. NO MORE BLACKFACE!!! Or any sort of discrimination against any group or race.

Sam Hammington calls comedian Hong Hyun Hee pathetic and embarrassing for her blackface skit
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Sam Hammington calls comedian Hong Hyun Hee pathetic and embarrassing for her blackface skit

Sam Hammington openly criticized Hong Hyun Hee for her blackface skit on SBS 'People Searching For Laughter'.

Hong Hyun Hee's blackface comedy skit was met with great criticism from viewers following its broadcast on April 20.

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Among the angered viewers was Sam Hammington. The Australian comedian called out Hong Hyun Hee on social media and stated, "Hong Hyun Hee appeared on 'People Searching For Laughter' disguised as a black person... So pathetic! How long are they going to continue this nonsensical act? Is it funny to make fun of a race? I'm embarrassed as a person who used to go on comedy programs!"