Sam Okyere voices his disappointment and outrage on his Instagram after SBS‘s recent blackface controversy.
Sam Okyere, who is a Ghanian TV personality active in both Ghana and South Korea, took to social media to express his shocked feelings after the recent blackface scandal on SBS.
The highly offensive skit that appeared on SBS‘s People Looking for a Laugh (during their Laughing Legend Match segment) and was has created an uproar and has international fans shocked and outraged at the distasteful content of the show. Sam Okyere has now joined the infuriated public in giving his own voice to the discourse.
Sam gave voice to his outrage about the scandal in an Instagram post he wrote in both English and Korean.
“When I’m watching TV and I see these types of scenes, it hurts. I really hope they don’t show these types of scenes in the future. Every negative portrayal of other races should stop completely. For everyone supporting me, I thank you. We can do this together!!! Thank you.
Skin color might be different, but the color of our blood is the same. Everyone, we can do this together!!!!”
— Sam Okyere
SBS has since publicly apologized for the extremely offensive sketch and taken it offline. Despite this fact, some Korean comedians have felt the need to defend the, most would say, indefensible sketch from criticism. Naturally, much of the public, including Sam Okyere, remains outraged that blackface continues to be used and contentious in the year 2017 and criticism continues to flood in from all sides.