Posted by mkim93 AKP STAFF Friday, August 25, 2017

YMC Entertainment & 'Show! Champion' respond to Kim Jae Hwan's recent controversy

Kim Jae Hwan

Since the controversy involving Wanna One's Kim Jae Hwan and his alleged usage of the 'n-word', YMC Entertainment and has responded.

SEE ALSO: Wanna One's Kim Jae Hwan criticized for allegedly using N-word?

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.

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