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Im Siwan, Hong Jong Hyun, And YoonA Are A Lovely Trio In Upcoming MBC Drama
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Im Siwan, Hong Jong Hyun, And YoonA Are A Lovely Trio In Upcoming MBC Drama

MBCs new drama, The King Loves (working title), revealed a still of actors Im Siwan, Hong Jong Hyun, and Girls Generations YoonA on April 21.

The drama is a mellow historical fiction that tells a story of love and desire between the three leads. It is based in the Goryeo era, and is 100 percent pre-produced.

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The still is from a shoot from April 16 in Ganghwa County with Wang Won (Im Siwan), Eun San, (YoonA), and Wang Rin (Hong Jong Hyun).

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!"

Hong Kong heiress Maxine Koos Instagram Gets Hacked With Offensive Image Of Korean Flag
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Hong Kong heiress Maxine Koos Instagram Gets Hacked With Offensive Image Of Korean Flag

Hong Kong heiress Maxine Koo claimed her Instagram was hacked after an offensive picture of the Korean flag was uploaded.

On April 20, Maxine Koos Instagram account was updated with a photo that disparaged the South Korean flag, where the red and blue Taeguk in the middle was in the shape of feces, and the four black trigrams were flies.

This is what the Korean flag actually looks like:

Her post began receiving harsh criticism, and shortly after, it was deleted. She then uploaded a blank photo and explained that her Instagram had been hacked, but people continued to leave malicious comments on her post for not including an apology.

Comedienne Hong Hyun Hee Directly Responds To Sam Hammingtons Comment About Blackface Controversy
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Comedienne Hong Hyun Hee Directly Responds To Sam Hammingtons Comment About Blackface Controversy

In response to Sam Hammingtons angry post regarding the recent blackface skit on SBSs Comedy Hunter, comedienne Hong Hyun Hee shared some of her own thoughts on the situation.

On April 21, Hong Hyun Hee, who appeared as the main character of the controversial skit, posted a message on her Facebook, saying, Sam HammingtonI was going to say this to you through text, but I decided to post this online because you said things in a problematic way. You made a generalization that I was belittling African Americans just by the way I dressed up, but that means [silly] characters like Young Gu and Maeng Gu would be making fun of autistic children. There also used to be a Korean comedy act called Dark Performance that received love for a really long time. Was that making fun of African Americans as well?

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.