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?”

1. Yesterday, South Korean broadcaster SBS’s show Laughing Legend Match (웃찾사 레전드 매치) aired a comedy skit featuring a character in blackface.

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2. The show ends with the her dancing to “Circle of Life” from The Lion King.

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3. People didn’t find the segment funny at all.

4. The segment has been called racist.

6. And disgusting.

Y'all are adults so I'm sure you're aware of how disgusting, offensive, and extremely racist this is. This behavior… https://t.co/7H5ZRGcWbJ

— 👼🏽joon whom?👼🏽 (@aegyorapmon)

8. People are not just angry with the character’s blackface – they have also called out the entire outfit.

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SBS what the actual fuck?! black face,cabbage leaf skirt,painted big lips,how does it not click in your heads that… https://t.co/1a9vBW9ZuV

— V (@itsVarunG)

10. And people are saying that it’s offensive to multiple ethnicities.

SBS is a fucking mess, how are they gonna mock black people, native americans and polynesians all at once

— Ram (@primesuga)

UPDATE

The Youtube video of the show is now unavailable, and according to Yonhap News SBS issued an apology for any “inconvenience” to its viewers.

Predictable official response from SBS' Gag program: "Sorry for inconvenience, video clip removed, we will be more… https://t.co/3AB4bbD3mM

— Netizentown (@Netizentown)

Lee Jung-hyun, a reporter from SBS TV, said “I apologize for the inconvenience to the viewers because I could not carefully review the contents, the crew made an entry and immediately removed the clip (video) from online, and I will make sure that the problem does not recur in the future.”

13. BuzzFeed has reached out to SBS for comment.

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