- A show in ABS-CBN drew flak from netizens because of a dialogue in one of its episodes
- The characters threw offensive remarks on the K-Pop group “Super Junior”
- A promoter even described what was aired as “ignorant” and “insensitive”
A sitcom in the Kapamilya network is currently facing controversy after a lot of netizens noticed that the show used “insulting” and “hurtful” words to describe the K-Pop group “Super Junior.”
KAMI learned that the controversial dialogue was delivered in the show “Home Sweetie Home” during its December 22 episode taken in Seoul, South Korea.
The characters of Miles Ocampo, Trina Legaspi, and Michelle Vito seemingly poked fun at the “seniority” of the said K-Pop group, saying that the “BTS” is more popular to this date.
"Kasama ba sa 'Seoul bucket list' niyo ang pagpunta niyo sa Super Junior? Isama niyo ako, ah?" the character of Empoy Marquez asked.
"BTS na ang uso ngayon! Napaka 'Tito' mo talaga... Super Junior, sobrang luma!" Miles’ character replied.
In between the exchange of lines were side comments such as “eww” and “baduy” which were heard from the other casts of the sitcom.
Because of this, the fans of Super Junior demanded for a public apology from the Home Sweetie Home cast and its production team for their “foul” remarks.
One of the people who expressed dismay was Happee Sy of Pulp Live World who served as the promoter of the K-Pop group when its members went to Manila earlier this year.
She spoke in behalf of the K-Pop fans and even described what was aired in the sitcom as something that “ignorant” and “insensitive.”
“I can’t believe I just watched something so ignorant & insensitive. It saddens me,” she wrote in a Twitter post.
“I didn’t see the need for the “eew” & “so baduy” comments… Do u know how ur words had hurt & insulted so many? Was it intended to be funny?” she added.
Another fan even posted a video with English translation which was intended for non-Filipino speakers.
In a previous article by KAMI, another group called “Momoland” wowed the studo audience and netizens as it visited the noontine show, “It’s Showtime.”
Super Junior is considered as one of the groups who greatly introduced K-Pop to the Philippines. Its popularity in the country was proven when it conducted a concert in Manila and the event was sold-out.
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