Mamamoo‘s Hwasa is under fire for her outfit worn on MBC’s “Home Alone: Girls’ Secret Party”, which a spin-off YouTube Channel of “Home Alone”. MBC Home Alone team has responded to concerns regarding to an outfit worn by MAMAMOO’s Hwasa on the show.
Hwasa wore this outfit while she was broadcasting live on the show’s official YouTube channel along with fellow cast members Han Hye Jin and Park Na Rae. The outfit looked similar to a buba, which is a traditional Nigerian blouse. Here is what the team has responded below,
“We have received negative messages regarding Hwasa’s outfit.
We want to clarify that this outfit originated from a Korean ‘sauna’ look that Hwasa often wore on our program. We had no intention of comically presenting a traditional outfit of a particular country.
We realize that some of you have falsely identified Hwasa’s outfit as a reflection of the Nigerian traditional outfit. Furthermore, 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. However, we want to assure you that we had no intention of relating her outfit to a specific culture.
We hope this provides an explanation for your concerns.
Thank you for all your love and support for our program.”