Kim Tae Gyun, one of the presenters of the SBS Power FM radio show “Cultwo Show”, apologized to (G) I-DLE for his behavior during a recent broadcast.
On August 9, he wrote in a social media post:
I apologize to (G) I-DLE fans and those who felt uncomfortable mimicking the non-fluent Korean of foreign (G) I-DLE members while interviewing them on a live broadcast. I absolutely did not caricature them. I found their passionate intonation cute so I copied them, but it’s clear a lot of people found this uncomfortable.
Of course I contacted their agency and sent them an apology. Due to many errors, I am re-uploading this apology. In the future I will respect the other person’s position as a host more carefully. Thank you for reading this long post.
This incident occurred during the live broadcast of “Cultwo Show” on August 6th. (G) Yuqi and Shuhua from I-DLE in China and Taiwan were talking about a supermarket when Kim Tae Gyun said part of it imitated it. After the broadcast, the audience criticized his behavior as inappropriate for a moderator.
(G) I-DLE is currently promoting their latest comeback with “DUMDi DUMDi”.
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