Yoo Se Yoon Criticized Harshly For Using A Derogatory Term For The Disabled During Smtown Live Concert

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Yoo Se Yoon criticized harshly for using a derogatory term for the disabled during 'SMTOWN Live' concert
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Yoo Se Yoon criticized harshly for using a derogatory term for the disabled during 'SMTOWN Live' concert

Yoo Se Yoon is under fire for his poor choice of words.

He and Muzi's team UV were guests at the 'SMTOWN Live' on the 8th for Shindong, as they had an SM STATION song together. After the duo performed "Marry Man" together, they also performed UV's hit "Itaewon Freedom".

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However, while explaining one of their choreography moves, the comedian said, "If you raise your arm only partly, you look like a cripple." The term used (byungshin) is usually translated to 'retard', but is more literally a derogatory term to describe the physically disabled.

Yoo Se Yoon Apologizes For Using Derogatory Term For People With Disabilities At SMTOWN Concert
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Yoo Se Yoon Apologizes For Using Derogatory Term For People With Disabilities At SMTOWN Concert

On July 10, Yoo Se Yoons agency announced that the comedian would like to apologize for his words during SMTOWNs concert on July 8.

Previously, the comedian was met with great criticism after his remarks about the choreography for his song Itaewon Freedom. He said, If you raise your arms only halfway, you look like a XX. The specific word he used is a derogatory term for people with disabilities and is considered a curse word.

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Yoo Se Yoon's label issues official apology for using derogatory term at the 'SMTOWN Live'
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Yoo Se Yoon's label issues official apology for using derogatory term at the 'SMTOWN Live'

Yoo Se Yoon's label apologized for his actions at the 'SMTOWN Live'.

On the 10th, his label said, "We bow our heads in apology to the people who were disturbed by Yoo Se Yoon's words. At the time, Yoo Se Yoon was very hyped up because he was performing 'Itaewon Freedom' for the first time in a while. He wanted to make the mood even better and ad-libbed, and used a word he shouldn't have. He is deeply apologetic for not realizing that the word was a word you should use neither in public nor in private, and that it was a derogatory word. He will be more careful while talking, and he will become a TV personality that can be a model to everyone. We apologize once again to those who were disturbed."

What To Expect In 'SMTOWN Live'
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What To Expect In 'SMTOWN Live'

There is really no stopping for "SMTOWN Live 2017" as it will really take off. And with this, the biggest and brightest stars of SM Entertainment are preparing for a big reunion after three years of leading their separate careers and lives.

It has been confirmed that "SMTOWN Live 2017" will be held on July 8 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. This will surely be a sold out concert event as this has been one of the most anticipated music events in the whole of South Korea and the whole world.

VIXX look dashing in individual posters for their 5th anniversary solo concert 'VIXX LIVE FANTASIA'
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VIXX look dashing in individual posters for their 5th anniversary solo concert 'VIXX LIVE FANTASIA'

VIXX look chic and dashing in 6 individual posters for their upcoming 5th anniversary solo concert 'VIXX LIVE FANTASIA'.

The concert will take place from May 12-14 at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium. The boys will then make their first ever stop in Busan on June 11, at the KBS Busan Hall.

To further celebrate their 5th anniversary since debut, VIXX has hinted that the have a group comeback planned for May, in addition to a Southeast Asia tour set for July. Check out the boys' individual posters below.