Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Friday, May 17, 2019

'KTLA 5 Morning News' Sam Rubin apologizes for his comments on NCT 127


Sam Rubin, the host of 'KTLA 5 Morning News,' apologized for unintentionally offending NCT 127 and their fans. 

The host received criticism for making BTS-related comments and complimenting NCT 127 member Johnny's English during their appearance on the morning show.

On May 15, Sam Rubin apologized via Facebook. The host clarified that prior to the interview, he was told by NCT 127's management that "the band does not speak good English," and did not know one of the members was from Chicago. 

As for the comments on BTS, Sam Rubin said, "The idea of suggesting that NCT127 may enjoy similar if not greater success than BTS, is not meant to insult NCT127, rather to praise them. To congratulate them. I do not believe they were at all hurt or insulted by the mention of BTS. I know and respect that they are a different group with their own sound and personality. But they also fall under the umbrella term of K-POP, which is widely used here in America."

Lastly, the host said, "Thanks again for watching and deepest and most sincere apology for anyone who took any offense."

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Soopa_Koopa473 pts Friday, May 17, 2019 1
Friday, May 17, 2019

Really? Come on the host seemed so nice. If the staff told him "they're English isn't that great" and then all of the sudden one beings speaking fluent English, then of course he will be shocked and say "wow your english is amazing!"


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Daxel620 pts Friday, May 17, 2019 0
Friday, May 17, 2019

Bringing up or refrencing BTS isn't the bad aspect of the interview. It's in typical fashion. If a british boy group debuted, they'd be ask about BTS. When BTS is mentioned or any boy group, NSYNC or Backstreet Boys are mentioned.

However, asking "Are you the next bts" was rude and they should have changed the wording.



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