Park Eun Seok personally apologized for his new “Alex Lee” character in the hit series The Penthouse 3.
In the latest episode of The Penthouse 3: War in Life, Park appeared as the new character Alex Lee, the twin brother of Park’s previous role Logan Lee. However, after the episode was aired, many international viewers pointed out that the new character was portrayed with cultural appropriation.
On June 12th, the actor posted the following letter on his TikTok account.
“Regarding the drama Penthouse character Alex, I’d like to let everyone know that none of the appearances that were driven by the character was falsely intentional to harm, mock, disrespect, or discourage the African-American community. I’d like to apologize to the people who took offense by the character’s appearance. It was more admiration of the culture than mockery, but now I’m aware that the approach was more CA. It was a wrong attempt for character development.
Again I’d like to apologize to those who took offense, and I was a minority myself should’ve known better. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to grow in awareness.
I hope you have the sincerity in your hearts to give the benefit of the doubt, that Alex’s appearance was rather a character approach who admired the culture and wanted to “be” like, not intentionally portraying mockery.”
Following his apology, the drama fans showed mixed opinions. These are some of the comments: “He really stirred up a sensitive issue.” “This is not an actor’s fault. It’s the production crew’s fault.” “He should have been more careful, but his apology was spot on.” “Why is he apologizing?”
Even after the actor has taken the blame, The Penthouse production team is still remaining silent regarding the issue.
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