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Published : 2013-05-27 17:32
Updated : 2013-05-27 17:36

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“SNL Korea,” a weekly comedy show on a cable network, apologized to the Korean Nurses Association on Saturday regarding one of its segments called 
“The Third Hospital” aired a week earlier.

“We feel sorry for what was aired last week,” said Ahn Young-mi and Choi Yil-gu, the two hosts of the show. 

“There were complaints from the Korean Nurses Association about the way we portrayed nurses in Korea,” added Choi. Ahn also apologized to “all of those who might have been offended by the show.”

The controversial segment featured Hong Suk-chun playing a bad doctor who makes filthy comments to his patient played by Shin Dong-yub. Hong came out of the closet in 2000 and is regarded as one of the most well-known homosexual actors in South Korea.

In the segment, Hong’s character made sexual jokes to the male nurses regarding the patient.

The Korean Nurses Association complained that such a depiction might generate misunderstanding about hard-working Korean nurses.

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