Greek TV Show Host Apologizes For Making Negative Comments Towards Male K-Pop Idols
After making negative comments about BTS, EXO, and Wanna One members on a Greek television show, host Katerina Kainourgiou has issued an official apology.
Previously, Katerina Kainourgiou and other panelists for the television program “Eutixeite” held a segment about TC Candler’s list of “The Most Handsome Faces of 2018.” The list includes BTS’s Jungkook and V and No. 2 and No. 5, respectively, as well as Wanna One’s Kang Daniel at 11th place and EXO’s Sehun at No. 15.
As Katerina Kainourgiou and the other panelists introduced Sehun, they made comments such as, “[He] dyed his hair red, but it looks awful. I don’t like it. That’s a waste of the ranking.” In regards to Kang Daniel, remarks such as “That’s a woman” and “Is that a man? Is he gay?” were made.
The hosts continued with such observations as they also called V a woman and remarked, “People have bad eyes.” Regarding Jungkook, they declared, “He looks like the other Korean idols. Korean men are ugly. Where are the men that look like these idols. I’ve never seen them.”
After receiving criticism for what fans deemed xenophobic and sexist statements, Katerina Kainourgiou made an official apology through her Instagram. She apologized to fans of the idols for her comments, and stated that the show would make “a tribute to their artistic sides” on Monday.
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