Variety show Alcohol Street Fighter removed a playback version of their video from YouTube after their MC, Super Junior‘s Heechul, fell under fire for a joke he had made on air. The issue started with an episode guest-starring boy group WINNER.
Members Seungyoon and Jinwoo were invited to dance to the popular TikTok dance, ZeroTwo, during a game corner. For those that don’t know what ZeroTwo is, it is a TikTok dance popularized due to its simple moves and sexy appeal. Here’s Gabee from LACHICA demonstrating it.
The video has since been taken down but screenshots have been going around online. Seungyoon and Jinwoo happily obliged to participating in the challenge.
The problem came when they moved on to the Cocain dance instead. Another trendy dance, it was popularized by Heo Sung Tae‘s comic version on SNL.
As the two stars danced along, Heechul made a shocking statement.
Are [you guys] going out on. PandaTV? [username] has sent you a donation thanks to the Cocain dance!
The statement became problematic as PandaTV is an internet broadcasting platform that allows people to do live broadcasts. However, it has garnered a reputation for being a platform for “beotbang“, loosely translated as stripping broadcasts. The streamers often dress provocatively on the platform and receive monetary donations from the stream.
Heechul has been receiving criticism for his words.
- “I’m so annoyed that I just had to find out what PandaTV was because of him”
- “Kim Heechul gets into controversies with his words so easily… By now shouldn’t he be more careful with his words during broadcasts… I really hate people who make jokes because they think it’s funny when it’s actually rude and disrespectful.”
- “LOL I’m not surprised”
- “Has he finally gone crazy?”
- “Seems like he watches that sort of thing… how dirty”
- “Low class”
The video of the episode has since been taken down. Some fans of WINNER are requesting an apology from Heechul. His company, SM Entertainment has not yet given a statement.
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