The production team of SBS's ongoing TV series "Racket Boys" apologized Thursday over its negative portrayal of the Indonesian badminton team and audience.
The apology came three days after the network aired the fifth episode of the drama, which featured a Korean badminton player heading for Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, to compete against a local player. In the episode, a Korean coach surnamed Fang ― played by Ahn Nae-sang ― grumbled that the Indonesian staff deliberately did not provide a proper space for his player to practice and criticized the Indonesian audience for "cheering at their opponent's mistakes" during their game.
The scenes drew the ire of many Indonesian viewers, who say the drama belittled Indonesians.
"It's really disappointing," an internet user commented on SBS's Instagram. "We Indonesian fans never mock other countries. Please clarify what Fang said."( Collapse )I didn't realize Park Eun-seok made another apology. But on TikTok tho?
source: The Korea Times