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Sam Hammington calls comedian Hong Hyun Hee pathetic and embarrassing for her blackface skit

By yckim124   Friday, April 21, 2017   187,536   3,085   0



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Sam Hammington openly criticized Hong Hyun Hee for her blackface skit on SBS 'People Searching For Laughter'.

Hong Hyun Hee's blackface comedy skit was met with great criticism from viewers following its broadcast on April 20.

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Among the angered viewers was Sam Hammington. The Australian comedian called out Hong Hyun Hee on social media and stated, "Hong Hyun Hee appeared on 'People Searching For Laughter' disguised as a black person... So pathetic! How long are they going to continue this nonsensical act? Is it funny to make fun of a race? I'm embarrassed as a person who used to go on comedy programs!"

In response to the many criticisms, SBS has apologized and took down the controversial clip online.
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lovinmama Friday, April 28, 2017

As an African American I find this behavior just plain painful.  I love the Korean culture I've learned about, follow Kpop and watch Kdrama.  I've also dreamed of one day visiting Korea because I admire what I see regarding their  traditions and respect for one another.  It's mind boggling that a country that keeps such wonderful traditions and shows so much love could walk all over the feelings of another group of people.  This isn't the first time this has happened in Korea, it wasn't funny then and is even less funny know because we know you're aware that this provokes hurt to Black people.

lovelynnnnnn Monday, April 24, 2017

It goes to show that the broadcasting company and her agency aren't very interested in learning about culture and or history of race. Dont get me wrong this shit right here still happens in asian countries and having a blackface to try and represent a black person is the only way for them to tell their audience that they're impersonating them just to be funny. Like they need to reassure the audience who it is they are dressed as, which is so dumb.Tbh she could have just used the right clothes to pull off the skit but there was no need to paint your skin colour to something other than your own. Even wearing a wig will help. There are celebs out there in SK that would have never pulled this kind of shit ever. It's sad that this was approved to be shown on TV. Do better, be better and educate yourselves before trying out anything that portrays any culture cause that may cause an offense to that culture. All in all everyone was at fault during for this disaster. I know i said that her company and the broadcast station was at fault but shr was also at fault for going through with it. I mean doesn't anyone question themselves anymore? To ask yourself if it's okay to do this?

krell Saturday, April 22, 2017

HONG HYUN HEE has now appologized for bad behavior ... A couple of comments by others that I agree with them --> ... (1) These apologies just seem like an excuse because Eric Nam has only been in the industry for 3-4 years but still had enough of a mind to refuse to do controversial costumes on 'SNL' like Gandhi or Hong Suk Chun out of respect for those people and their cultures. How is it that so many people on a production team can't amount to one person like Eric Nam? ... (2) This is ultimately an issue with the broadcast companies. The fact that they didn't axe this before they even let it air just means that they don't understand the root of the issue either. They sacrificed their own gagwoman when everyone's at fault. It shouldn't be the gagwoman apologizing but the broadcast company behind her.

cmerle1 krell Sunday, April 23, 2017

So true, they just let her take the fall, so to speak

BusanBud Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sorry Sam. You're not a comedian and Koreans never wronged black people.

lovelyArmy24 BusanBud Saturday, April 22, 2017

And? Does that mean the fact that she did blackface is okay, just because Koreans never wronged black people? Lmao, you don't have to be a comedian to see what she did was wrong.

Alastair BusanBud Saturday, April 22, 2017

Black people never wronged Koreans but do you see them waving the flag of the rising sun?

zippys420 BusanBud Sunday, April 23, 2017

You uneducated, rude, twit...

kizaru_hijin lovelyArmy24 Sunday, April 23, 2017

by that retarded logic youre saying that a black face is something bad, therefore having black skin is bad?using that stupidity only makes you racist, not this comedian, who just painted her face black, cause that alone is not insulting in any way whatsoever...except, like i explained, when you think being black is something bad...

Alastair kizaru_hijin Sunday, April 23, 2017

Blackface has racist undertones, it's the reason why anyone that does comes under the fire of extreme criticism and backlash. If you don't know why it's wrong, you're better off looking up why it's offensive rather than adding your 2 cents which make little/no sense.

kizaru_hijin Alastair Monday, April 24, 2017

and yet you still cant explain anything and use some words that dont make sense, while desperately trying to say my comment doesnt make sense, when youre just too stupid to understand it. and yeah, i did look it up and i did not found anything. so youre just saying a black face is offending, so youre getting offended by black ppl on a daily basis, thats the logic you are using, youre just too retarded to understand your own stupidity...

Longans_badghost Alastair Monday, April 24, 2017

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kizaru_hijin Longans_badghost Monday, April 24, 2017

you sure love to spread your sexual desires here disgusting piece of shit...while still not being able to accept the facts, you know what that means?facts?evidence?proof?as a pathetic and delusional piece of shit without a life you obviously just believe what you want to believe and still think hating on celebrities would make your worthless life any better...while even now following a racist trend, while not even realizing it, thats how stupid you are...

Alastair kizaru_hijin Monday, April 24, 2017

Bruh, are you using 90's dial internet or what? How tf were you unable to find the history of blackface if you did a simple Google search? Again, if you don't know why it's offensive, and don't want to bother educating yourself on the matter, keep your mouth closed. Don't spread ignorance and foolishness and miss with the bullshit.

kizaru_hijin Alastair Tuesday, April 25, 2017

i did find it dont worry, but there was nothing offending in it...but thanks for further proving your ignorance and how its you, who didnt do any research...just like all the idiots here screaming racism, you too just do it because the others do it, while only showing that its you who is racist get a life and stop jumping on every bandwagon, when you dont even know whats it about.

Alastair kizaru_hijin Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Blackface was used in all white minstrels as caricatures of black people. Over exaggerated appearances were used to enforce the racial stereotypes at the time and was used as a way to mock dark skinned people. I never once said anything about racism, I said Blackface has racist undertones, which it indeed it does have.

kizaru_hijin Alastair Tuesday, April 25, 2017

again, it depends on what the ppl are doing with their faces painted black, if they arent doing anything insulting, then its ok, but all the degenerated piece of shits here are only crying because of that black face, many cry around if you only mention the color name black, thats how pathetic these piece of shits are, who care too much for attention and play any victim card for it.

Longans_badghost kizaru_hijin Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bhenchod, madarchod, you yourself are degenerated. Don’t try with me, you disliked my comment where I explained why blackface is dehumanizing, because it belittles black peoples existence and robs them of HUMANITY and DIGNITY. This Hong Hyun Hee didn’t only paint her face black, she exaggerated black features, used stereotypical ’’jungle'’ clothing and played a CARICATURE of black people and indigenous people in a COMEDY SKIT. Other races and nationalities are NOT a laughing stock. I never said that just painting your skin black is racist, in my country they do paint their skin black for a religious ritual for hundreds of years. Thanks for proving how low IQ you have

lovelyArmy24 kizaru_hijin Friday, April 28, 2017

You can't use a medically outdated term and expect me to take you seriously lmao. Understand the difference between being black and doing blackface you uneducated fuck. The comedian made fun of my skin color by using it as a joke and dressing up as a cave man. How does that make me racists? I'm cringing so hard at this I can't believe people like you are commenting on this article. Racisim the act of downgrading a group of people based on skin color, religion and other things. How the fuck and I am being racist? Do some research before you reply dumbass. I'm the calm type but your comment makes no sense what so ever and I hate when the ignorant thinks their right.

kizaru_hijin Longans_badghost Monday, May 1, 2017

you never explained anything...its getting more and more pathetic how hard youre trying here, while only proving all my points about you, especially how you did change your nickname once again...seems you keep on feeling embarassed about your own stupidity but just cant admit it, so you keep on crying around...

kizaru_hijin lovelyArmy24 Monday, May 1, 2017

no valid arguments, so you call mine "outdated"...while your own, googled up part about racism is only proving my, keep on proving your own stupidity dumbass.

lovelyArmy24 kizaru_hijin Thursday, May 4, 2017

Uhm actually lol yes retard is a medically outdated term. Assuming that I googled the meaning to a word that everyone in the USA should know what it means is only makes you seem dumber than you already proved yourself to be. Being black and doing black face are two different things. Search it up before you comment. The fact that your ignorant and you proceed to say the dumbest shit like you're right makes me wonder what grade you're in.

kizaru_hijin lovelyArmy24 Friday, May 5, 2017

and still repeating yourself and once again proving my point...keep it up idiot.

lovelyArmy24 kizaru_hijin Friday, May 5, 2017

What is your point exactly. Please explain it because you're not even arguing it. You're just calling me an idiot without even backing up your point.

centen Saturday, April 22, 2017

He's not wrong. How many times are people going to have to call out blackface as inappropriate before they stop doing it?

sheldon_egg Saturday, April 22, 2017

I wouldn't put the blame on just the comedian. People forget that there was a group of staff that helped produce this thing, and what about the tv network, don't they check what is going to be broadcasted?

BigBlueagain Saturday, April 22, 2017

He's right.

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