SBS has yet to make an official statement or issue an apology, but this is unfortunately not the first time that the country has portrayed blackface.
Billboard reported back in March that during a Mamamoo concert in Seoul, the Korean girl group released a video parodying Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” while in blackface and donning similar outfits that were featured in the music video.
The group did issue an apology, but not before receiving major backlash from netizens for their actions.
“We were extremely ignorant of blackface and did not understand the implications of our actions,” Mamamoo wrote. “We will be taking time to understand more about our international fans to ensure this never happens again. We hope that you will help to educate us on these and other issues so that we can become better people and better artists.”
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