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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Friday, June 29, 2018

Telemundo hosts suspended for making racist gesture during South Korea's 'World Cup' win celebration

Celebrity chef James Tahhan and Janice Bencosme have been suspended for their racist gesture.

On June 29, American/Spanish TV network, Telemundo, suspended the pair of hosts on the morning show, 'Un Nuevo Dia', for making slant-eye gestures during the celebration of South Korea's win over Germany in the '2018 Russia World Cup'.


Telemundo stated, "We are extremely disappointed with our morning show hosts James Tahhan and Janice Bencosme's gestures referring to the South Korean national soccer team," and added, "Our company takes this type of inappropriate behavior very seriously as it is contrary to our values and standards."

The hosts also personally issued an apology. James Tahhan stated, "It was a lack of sensitivity on my part. I admit my wrongdoing and want to apologize to anyone who was offended by it."

Janice Bencosme also apologized, stating, "My gesture, besides being inappropriate, was offensive to the Asian community. I was wrong and I want to offer my sincere apologies."

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