A Korean TV Station Has Now Apologised For Using Blackface
"Black face, cabbage leaf skirt, painted big lips, how does it not click in your heads that this would upset someone?"
Yesterday, South Korean broadcaster SBS's show Laughing Legend Match (웃찾사 레전드 매치) aired a comedy skit featuring a character in blackface.
The show ends with the her dancing to "Circle of Life" from The Lion King.
People didn't find the segment funny at all.
The segment has been called racist.
People are not just angry with the character's blackface – they have also called out the entire outfit.
And people are saying that it's offensive to multiple ethnicities.
The Youtube video of the show is now unavailable, and according to Yonhap News SBS issued an apology for any "inconvenience" to its viewers.