SBS responds to the criticism regarding Hong Hyun Hee’s blackface comedy skit
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SBS responds to the criticism regarding Hong Hyun Hee’s blackface comedy skit

SBS has responded to the controversy regarding comedian Hong Hyun Hee’s blackface comedy skit on ‘People Searching For Laughter’.

Following the April 20 broadcast, many international viewers issued complaints stating that Hong Hyun Hee’s blackface was greatly offensive and racist.

In response to the criticism, SBS officially apologized, stating, “We apologize for not going over the content more carefully and causing concerns to many viewers. We immediately deleted the video online. We will make sure such an issue does not occur again in the future.”

SEE ALSO: International fans demand apology from SBS for Hong Hyun Hee’s blackface comedy skit

Despite the apology and deletion of the clip, many netizens including Koreans are continuing to criticize SBS. 

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