Rookie male group UP10TION has come under fire recently after doing blackface for a Chinese reality show.
In a preview for the show, Up10TION member Kuhn can be seen dressed with a wig and a pink outfit, as well as incredibly dark face paint. According to fans, the TOP Media singer’s appearance was altered to look like a girl for comedic purposes. After seeing the undeniable blackface, however, fans and non-fans alike criticized the broadcast and Kuhn’s team for allowing such a thing to happen.
Although neither parties have been suspected of malicious intent, and the program has since apologized and taken down the teaser, many have continued to condemn all parties involved for the incident.
Up10tion’s Kuhn did blackface on Chinese reality show (original poster deleted tweet) pic.twitter.com/00UwEy4K4H
— seungjun’s marie (@officiaIsuho) May 18, 2016