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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Monday, December 3, 2018

SM apologizes to New Zealand researcher for the use of haka in NCT 127's 'Simon Say's MV

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SM Entertainmentissued an apology regarding the use of haka in NCT 127's "Simon Says" MV.

According to Stuffon December 3, SM Entertainment sent an e-mail apology to Karlite Rangihau, a New Zealand researcher from Victoria University, for the use of traditional M?ori haka prayer in NCT 127's latest MV.

[SEEALSO]https://www.allkpop.com/article/2018/11/debate-rises-regarding-the-appropriate-use-of-indigenous-mori-prayer-in-nct-127s-simon-says[/SEEALSO]

The email explained that SM used haka in the MV because of its "upliftingwords" and said, "Weapologize if anyoffensewas taken regardless of our intentions.We really understand and appreciate your concern and opinion."

NCT 127 was accused of cultural appropriation for using haka in the "Simon Says" MV. The researcher from Victoria University expressed concerns and stated,[The particularM?orikarakia words used]are very empowering and affirmative, respectful words, so if this song is not carrying on that spirit... then they have used it inappropriately."
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kpoplolita Monday, December 3, 2018 1
Monday, December 3, 2018

technically the haka is war motto/cry you say to your opponent RESPECTFULLY. IF NCTs song matched the context (which it didnt) then it would be cultural APPRECIATION but it wasnt.

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gwibby Tuesday, December 4, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Isn't the part of the karakia that they sampled talking about affirming a coming together / strength in unity? Given that the subject of the song is relating to them being together in opposing a repressive system, it doesn't seem to be an entirely mismatched theme to me, but rather that they're using it as a reference much as one might use evocative imagery

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ratmonster Tuesday, December 4, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

It’s ridiculous they even had to apologise

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lorrydmory (Banned) Monday, December 3, 2018 0
Monday, December 3, 2018

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Stopudelulu (Banned) Monday, December 3, 2018 1
Monday, December 3, 2018

meh this is just a flop media play. Trying to copy bighit by apologizing. Low class flop. Lmao

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saraialeman Tuesday, December 4, 2018 0
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

me as an army "dont say that plz" its annoying to awlays compare people

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