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
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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!"

Comedian Hwang Hyun Hee blasts Sam Hammington for calling SBSs blackface skit “pathetic”
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Comedian Hwang Hyun Hee blasts Sam Hammington for calling SBSs blackface skit “pathetic”

Comedian Hwang Hyun Hee blasted Sam Hammington on Facebook, criticizing Sams word choice in describing Hong Hyun Hees blackface skit as pathetic.

SBSs comedy skit show, People Looking for a Laugh, has been facing international criticism since comedienne Hong Hyun Hee used blackface in a recent skit. Her entire ensemble was blatantly racist, as her whole face painted dark brown, her lips were overdrawn, and her character wore stereotypically primitive clothing.

Comedian Hong Hyun Hee apologizes for blackface skit
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Comedian Hong Hyun Hee apologizes for blackface skit

After 7 days since the controversystarted, comedian Hong Hyun Heehas apologized for her participation in the blackface skit on SBS''People Searching for Laughter'.

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On April 26, Hong Hyun Hee posted the following to her Instagram: "This is comedian Hong Hyun Hee of 'People Searching for Laughter'. I'm sorry, and I sincerely apologize to all those who were hurt by my thoughtless gag. I'll try my best to think more carefully and deliver more healthy laughs in the future."

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."