Since the controversy involving Wanna One's Kim Jae Hwan and his alleged usage of the 'n-word', YMC Entertainment and has responded.
A representative of YMC Entertainment said, "After discussing with the producers of 'Show! Champion', it has been confirmed that there was no problem with Kim Jae Hwan's word choice. We believe it was simply a misunderstanding that occurred among the international fans in the process of listening and understanding the Korean language."
'Show! Champion' has also released a statement via Twitter that reads, "Kim Jae Hwan was simply expressing 'I have arrived' through a form of improvised rap, just as it was subtitled identically in the video clip. The expression he used is not a problem at all with the broadcast and was not intended for any certain derogatory meaning. We sincerely hope there are no misunderstandings."
It appears that the problem arose when he said, "Yo, 'naega watseo'! Come on!" on the show recently. However, the phrase 'naega watseo' in Korean means 'I have arrived'.
Hope this clears up the controversy.
쇼챔피언 야해줄래VCR에 나온 김재환군의 영상은 자막에도 표기된 것처럼 '내가왔어'를 즉흥랩 형식으로 표현한 것뿐 방송에 전혀 문제가 없는 내용이며 어떠한 의미나 의도가 전혀 없음을 정확히 알려드립니다 시청자 여러분의 오해 없으시길 간곡히 부탁드립니다— SHOWCHAMPION (@showchampion1) August 25, 2017