South Korean comedian and television comedy show host Yoo Se Yoon has apologized for his insensitive comments. The 36-year-old artist received backlash after he made some harsh statements about the physically disabled.
During SMTOWN's concert on July 8, Yoon and Muzi's team UV performed Marry Man and UV's hit Itaewon Freedom together.
While talking about the choreography, Yoon said: "If you raise your arm only partly, you look like a cripple."
Following the uproar, his agency issued a statement regarding the matter. The note read: "Hello. This is Yoo Se Yoon's agency Koen Stars. We would like to bow our heads and apologize to anyone who was offended by Yoo Se Yoon's remarks at SMTOWN Live World Tour 6 in Seoul on July 8. After performing 'Itaewon Freedom' live in a long while, his excitement rose and he said indecent words as a part of his ad lib."
"Yoo Se Yoon is deeply reflecting on not being aware of how that term is a discriminatory term that should be eradicated from public and private spheres. He will work on being careful with his words in order to set an example as a broadcaster moving forward. Once again we sincerely apologize to those who felt uncomfortable. We are sorry," the label concluded.