Xportsnews Responds To Bts Fans Demands For Apology

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Xportsnews Responds To BTS Fans Demands For Apology
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Xportsnews Responds To BTS Fans Demands For Apology

Korean news outlet Xportsnews has released an apology for an article published yesterday evening, in which a reporter called into question BTS winning Top Social Artist at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year. The article was released shortly after reports revealing Big Hit Entertainment’s case against a blackmailer, who received a prison sentence after threatening to reveal alleged illegal marketing by Big Hit.

After seeing major backlash and demands for an apology from fans, Xportsnews responded on the afternoon of September 7, releasing an article titled, “We apologize for the article about BTS.”

Team Investigating Drinking Solo PDs Suicide Demands Apology From CJ EM
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Team Investigating Drinking Solo PDs Suicide Demands Apology From CJ EM

Six months after it was revealed that assistant PD Lee of tvNs Drinking Solo had died by suicide, the investigation team put together at the time by the family of the deceased held a press conference on April 18, demanding a sincere apology from CJ EM as well as measures to prevent the same from happening in the future.

Upon investigation, the team concluded that the suicide was a result of extreme labor during the production of the drama — PD Lee only having two days off out of 55 days of work and only being able to sleep for an average of 4 hours and 30 minutes a day for 10 days — as well as verbal abuse from the drama production staff.

CJ EM Responds To Demands Of Team Investigating Drinking Solo PDs Suicide
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CJ EM Responds To Demands Of Team Investigating Drinking Solo PDs Suicide

CJ EM has released an official statement in response to the team that is currently investigating the suicide of PD Lee Han Bin, who previously worked on tvNs Drinking Solo.

On April 18, a source from CJ EM stated, We express great sadness regarding the unfortunate death of Lee Han Bin. We would also like to offer our deepest condolences to his family, who is grieving.

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They also added, Although we have been discussing the causes [of suicide] with the police and the family after the investigation of the PDs death, we feel very sorry for what happened today. If the police and the public authorities take the lead in investigating, our executives as well as the staff will actively participate. We will accommodate with the investigation, prepare for improvements, and take responsibility.

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.

FNC Responds To Fans Worries About ChoA Being Missing From AOAs Activities
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FNC Responds To Fans Worries About ChoA Being Missing From AOAs Activities

FNC Entertainment, girl group AOAs agency, has responded to fans worries that AOAs ChoA may be leaving the group.

On May 6, FNC Entertainment said, After the AOA concert in March, ChoA requested a break for personal reasons and she is on break now in accordance to that.

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As for when she may be coming back, they said, She will come back when she feels that its the right time. They clarified, There are no issues between her and the rest of the group. She is simply taking a break.