Posted by elliefilet Saturday, March 4, 2017

MAMAMOO apologize for alleged blackface in concert video

MAMAMOO have apologized for their alleged blackface in a video played during a recent concert.

For MAMAMOO's 'Moosical' concert, the girls prepared a video cover of Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars, and the clip has created quite a bit of controversy for the MAMAMOO members' use of dark facial makeup. Many are calling out the group for alleged blackface, a highly offensive form of theatrical makeup used by non-black performers to represent a black person.

On March 4, the girl group's agency RBW posted the below statement by MAMAMOO on Facebook:

"Hello, this is Mamamoo.
We are extremely sorry for our insensitive actions and use of blackface in our video while portraying Bruno Mars. There is no excuse for what we did and there are not enough words to explain how regretful we are. We are heartbroken to have hurt our international K-Pop fans so deeply.
We love and care so much for all people of every race, sexuality, religion, and gender. We love all our fans and are so sorry to have hurt our fans in the black community.
We understand now why our actions were wrong and we never meant to do harm with our video. We were extremely ignorant of blackface and did not understand the implications of our actions.
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.
Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention and allowing us to right the wrongs that we have done.

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