Yoon Se Yoon of MBC‘s “Knee Drop Guru” apologized to viewers recently, though not SMAP‘s Kusanagi Tsuyoshi himself, for his monkey imitation that was called out as racist by viewers.
“The monkey imitation was a part of the ‘Knee-Drop Guru’ script. The show is characteristically known for bringing about laughter with loud shouting techniques. Also, the monkey is an imitation that Yoo Se Yoon considers his best personal talent, which is why he did it on the show. There was no intention to insult the guest, but we do admit that we did not foresee the criticisms that this would ultimately bring about. We apologize to those who felt uncomfortable over it.”
“…the monkey is an imitation that Yoo Se Yoon considers his best personal talent…”
There are moments in everybody’s life when you pause and re-evaluate what you’re doing with it.
That right there is one of those moments.