“Penthouse 3” Park Eun Seok’s Character Appears With New Hairstyle After Racist Portrayal Controversy

They have responded to the criticism.

In the most recent episode of SBS’s Penthouse 3, actor Park Eun Seok’s controversial character Alex appeared with a new hairstyle. Unlike the reggae hairstyle from before, he appeared with straight black hair instead.

Alex with controversial hairstyle | SBS

Most recently, the production team accepted the racist portrayal of Park’s hairstyle for his character and announced that they would be changing his hairstyle. 

Alex with new straight hairstyle | SBS

Previously, international viewers voiced their opinions regarding the racist portrayal of the new character Alex in Penthouse 3. To this, the production team revealed that there was “no intention to make fun or mock a specific race or culture.” Actor Park Eun Seok also released an apology regarding the matter.

On the other hand, Penthouse 3 airs every Friday at 10 PM KST.

Source: insight
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