Sbs Comedy Show Addresses Blackface Controversy

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SBS Comedy Show Addresses Blackface Controversy
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SBS Comedy Show Addresses Blackface Controversy

SBSs Comedy Hunter apologized for their recent blackface skit, where comedienne Hong Hyun Hee came out wearing black makeup and dreadlocks.

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Many viewers expressed their outrage over the sketch, criticizing the show for belittling African Americans. In response to the racist skit, Sam Hammington posted an angry message on his Facebook, saying, Hong Hyun Hee appeared in blackfaceits so pathetic! When will people ever stop these ridiculous acts? Is making fun of a race that hilarious? As someone who has done several comedy shows in the past, I am ashamed.

SBS Comedy Show Under Fire For Incorporating Blackface Into Sketch
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SBS Comedy Show Under Fire For Incorporating Blackface Into Sketch

On April 19, SBS posted clips of the 188th episode of Comedy Hunter on YouTube. However, one clip in particular received more attention.

The video, which featured the segment Legend Match (tentative title), contained a description that said Hong Hyun Hees failed makeup – How are we expected to bear it? In the sketch, Hong Hyun Hee plays a character who is preparing for a comedian performance test despite her fathers disapproval. When her mother brings her out to see him, Hong Hyun Hee appears in blackface. While previous episodes of the sketch usually feature the comedienne wearing silly outfits such as a cyclops costume, this weeks segment shocked international fans for its portrayal.

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.

Comedians Voice Their Discontent As SBS Potentially Cancels Long-Running Comedy Show
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Comedians Voice Their Discontent As SBS Potentially Cancels Long-Running Comedy Show

A prominent SBS comedy program has announced its plans to terminate the show, potentially leaving behind rookie comedians who are already struggling to get in the spotlight.

The long-running SBS comedy program Comedy Hunter announced that its current season will end on May 31. The show runners emphasized that they do not plan on discontinuing the program, saying, We are planning a comedy program with a new format. The airing date and details of the upcoming season is to be determined.

SBS Airs Offensive Comedy Sketch Featuring a Character in Blackface
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SBS Airs Offensive Comedy Sketch Featuring a Character in Blackface

SBS has garnered backlash from international fans and the international POC community after airing and uploading a skit containing blackface.

On April 19, SBS aired a deplorably offensive skit from their gag show, Laughing Legend Match, that is outrageous and unacceptable and has garnered a great deal of criticism.

In the skit, the main character, named Hyunhee, argues with her father about her dreams of becoming a comedian while dressed in her audition costume. Hyunhees costume comprises blackface, a cheetah-print top, a grass skirt made of cabbage, and cornrows topped with a feathered headdress.