“Penthouse 3” episode 2 has been released earlier today but it’s catching flack from international fans.
The hit SBS drama has dropped new stills ahead of its second episode, the new episode features a new character that is Logan Lee [played by Park Eun Seok] brother.
Logan Lee had died in an explosion orchestrated by Joo Dan Tae.
The new character name is Alex and he makes an appearance on the second episode, he confronts Shim Su Ryeong’s character and accuses her of killing his brother for what they did to her daughter.
The newly released stills of Alex’s character shows actor Park Eun Seok with dreadlocks and tattoos.
Fans found an issue with the character’s dreadlocks and many labeled it cultural appropriation. Some fans also noted the character spoke in an accent that imitates black people. Fans are raising an issue with this and are asking SBS to take down the photos they’ve posted and issue an apology.
Here are some of the comments under the Instagram post,
SBS has not responded to fans’ comments yet.
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