MBC’s “How Do You Play?” has issued an announcement in response to criticism from Chinese viewers concerning a suggestion for Lee Hyori’s stage identify for the undertaking girl group “Refund Expedition.”
The episode that aired on August 22 confirmed Lee Hyori having a one-on-one assembly with producer Jimmy Yoo (Yoo Jae Suk) concerning the undertaking girl group she is establishing with Uhm Jung Hwa, Jessi, and MAMAMOO’s Hwasa.
During their dialog, Lee Hyori shared that she hadn’t provide you with a stage identify but and Yoo Jae Suk stated, “How about you go world with a Chinese identify like Mao?” In response to this, Chinese viewers of the present expressed their discontent because the identify was harking back to Mao Zedong.
The present launched an official assertion on August 24 that reads as follows:
Hello, that is the workers of “How Do You Play?”
We have been made conscious of the truth that some worldwide viewers felt uncomfortable with the identify “Mao” that got here up whereas selecting Lee Hyori’s stage identify through the episode that aired on August 22.
Although we had no intention of alluding to the precise particular person talked about in individuals’s considerations, we have now edited out that a part of this system from VOD replay companies to cease any extra misunderstandings from forming.
Also, Lee Hyori has chosen a special stage identify for her character.
We will work laborious to be extra delicate and cautious sooner or later.
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