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Mighty Mouth’s Shorry J apologizes for his antics on “Star King”

21 Aug

Mighty Mouth’s Shorry J sent his personal apologies after a recent episode of “Star King” earned criticisms from international fans. On last week’s episode, “Star King” was criticized for portraying a false representation of Muslims, specifically Arabs.

The fiasco started after a Korean-American Ruby Estelle, who currently lives in Saudi Arabia, wanted to showcase her talent and promote Arabian culture on the program.

On one offense, Shorry J took part in the role playing, as he appeared on the segment in full traditional garb. However, after promoting Arab’s traditional clothing, Shorry J put up a rifle and scared the show’s host Kang Hodong away, a false representation of Muslims being terrorists.

After the episode, viewers took their anger to various mediums such as the show’s homepage, Facebook, and Youtube to express their disappointment. Immediately after the episode was aired, SBS issued their official stance on the issue and directly apologized to the Muslim and Arab community.

On a personal note, Shorry J sent his own apology on social networking site Twitter. On the 19th of August, Shorry J was quoted saying,” A thousand apologies for my behavior on Star King. It was very wrong of me to play the role of an Arabian police. I didn’t mean that Arabians are terrorists. Please don’t get me wrong.”

By the end of his tweet, Shorry J apologized once more by saying, “I’m not racist, and I have no prejudice feelings against the Arabian culture. Sorry for my disrespectful behavior once again.”

Source : koreaboo.com


Coupang apologizes for incident during Angel Price Music Festival + issues full refund

18 Apr

We reported late last night that Taeyeon had been grabbed by a mysterious man during the Angel Price Music Festival. The incident sent shock waves throughout K-Pop fandoms, especially with SONES, after seeing the fancams of the incident. A man made his way to the stage where SNSD was performing and attempted to grab Taeyeon but was thwarted by fellow member Sunny.

Now, Coupang has released a statement about the incident, offering their sincerest apology as well as a full refund to all those who attended because of the incident. The press release reads as follows:

“Firstly, we would like to apologize for worrying SNSD, SNSD’s loving fans and Coupang customers.

The music festival was a launching event for “Angel Price”, and by Angel Price’s request, Coupang handled the ticket sales for the event. Unfortunately, [we] were inadequate in dealing with the ticket sales and distributions. There was an unfortunate incident during SNSD’s performance. Due to the [aforementioned] reasons, Coupang will take full responsibility.

Those who purchased tickets through Coupang wil receive a full refund. We will work hard to ensure that such incidents do not occur ever again. We would like to apologize for the incident at the Angel Price Music Festival and promise to work harder.

Thank you.”

Many fans are conflicted by this apology, as a large portion of SONES wish to forgive and forget, the same as Taeyeon has done about this incident. However, there are also numerous fans who are extremely upset that this incident was allowed to occur and are commenting that it is not an issue of money, but rather of safety. The fact that Taeyeon was allowed to be grabbed and dragged to the end of the stage worries many fans.

How do you feel about this apology? Is it satisfactory?

Source: MyDaily and Coupang
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