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Fans Call For Better Treatment Of CROSS GENE Following Takuyas Musical Casting Controversy
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Fans Call For Better Treatment Of CROSS GENE Following Takuyas Musical Casting Controversy

A growing number of fans of boy group CROSS GENE have begun demanding better treatment for the group following the decision to cast member Takuya in a Japanese musical.

Takuyas involvement in the musical Watashi no Host-chan [My host] was announced by the musicals official Twitter account on September 4. The notice was met with a mixed response as some CandYs [official name of CROSS GENE fans] showed concern at the content of the musical, which, fans say, involves the cast playing characters who are hosts and a voting system where people can win experiences with the cast members including hugs and other forms of physical interaction.

Comedian Hwang Hyun Hee Directly Responds To Sam Hammingtons Comment Regarding Blackface Controversy
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Comedian Hwang Hyun Hee Directly Responds To Sam Hammingtons Comment Regarding Blackface Controversy

In response to Sam Hammingtons angry post regarding the recent blackface skit on SBSs Comedy Hunter, a comedian named Hwang Hyun Hee shared some of his own thoughts on the situation.

On April 21, Hwang Hyun Hee posted a message on his 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 Hong Hyun Hee was belittling African Americans just by the way she 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.

Produce 101 Season 2 Responds To Recent Point System Controversy
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Produce 101 Season 2 Responds To Recent Point System Controversy

Produce 101 Season 2 has released an official statement regarding the recent controversy regarding their point tallying system.

The team stated, We believed that using the total rather than the average would be a fairer system, taking into consideration the fact that the audience could either just vote for one trainee in each round, or not vote in that round at all. We chose such a point system for the group battle evaluation because there are so many components that can be at play other than which trainee is in the group, such as individual talent and teamwork.

TV Personality Sam Okyere Responds To Blackface Controversy
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TV Personality Sam Okyere Responds To Blackface Controversy

Following Hwang Hyun Hees controversial response to the recent blackface skit on SBSs Comedy Hunter, popular TV personality Sam Okyere also reacted to the racist skit.

On April 24, Sam Okyere posted a screenshot of the blackface skit on his personal Instagram account. After writing a message in English, he added in Korean, Its painful and annoying whenever I see these things on TV. I really hope this wont happen again in the future. We need to stop making fun of races! I sincerely want to thank those of you who have cheered me up. We can do this together! Thank you. The color of our skin may be different, but the color of our blood is the same. Fighting to us all!