Photo: Yedang Entertainment
American gossip site TMZ landed itself into hot water after it uploaded a video which was deemed offensive to EXID. In the video, Junghwa spoke to the cameraman in English, expressing how happy she was to be in the country. However, the staffs’ reaction to her imperfect English was viewed as derogatory to many, including their label Yedang Entertainment.
f(x)’s Amber was the first to speak up about the controversy, tweeting, “I was gunna stay quiet but i cant. Seriously, @tmz not cool man. All Americans face palm at your rude and childish actions.” (sic)
Today, g.o.d’s Park Joon Hyung also blasted the site for its coverage, calling it “unacceptable, uneducated behaviour”, adding that “they should (have) been welcome (and) not mocked” when they visited a foreign country. He ended his posts on his Twitter and Instagram accounts calling for TMZ to make a public apology to the group.
Yedang’s CEO expressed their “distaste” on the matter but shared that they will not be pursuing legal action against TMZ and commented that they hope that no one would fall victim to such circumstances again.