MAMAMOO’s Hwa Sa received backlash after a video went viral where HwaSa is seen wearing traditional African clothing. Netizens falsely identified HwaSa’s outfit as a reflection of the Nigerian traditional outfit.
MBC studio issued a statement regarding the HwaSa’s outfit. They clarified that HwaSa did not wear traditional African clothing. HwaSa’s outfit was inspired by the Korean ‘Sauna’ look.
MBC studio stated that the HwaSa often wore these types of outfits on our show. Studio clarified that they had no intention of comically presenting a traditional outfit of a particular country.
MBC said: “Due to the ‘comic’ genre of our show, some of you have shown concerns suggesting a comical reflection of traditional outfits and the possibility of it leading to racism.”
#ApologizeToHwaSa started trending at #1 on US Twitter. Hwa Sa’s fans seek apology from the singer after they misunderstood her outfit as Nigerian traditional outfit.
to the ppl who judged hwasa way too quickly after a misinformed clip that ya’ll believed too easily but turns a blind eye to this response, ya’ll the biggest cowards i know not holding responsibility for ur reckless and disgusting behavior#APOLOGIZETOHWASA pic.twitter.com/mpU271FwMB
— praisey (@galadrielise) July 25, 2020
As an African, I see nothing wrong with her outfit. Ppl are just finding ways to bring her down. HWASA has received so many hates recently and I’m sure she doesn’t deserve none of it. So please educate yourself and #APOLOGIZETOHWASA
— Mind your business (@SheriffHajaratu) July 25, 2020