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Kim Mi-hwa(Left) and Kim Yuna(Right)


Comedian Kim Mi-hwa apologized for her radio show guest’s comment that denounced Olympic gold medalist figure skater Kim Yuna’s practice teaching session as “a show.”

Last Tuesday, Kim had Hwang Sang-min, a psychology professor at Yonsei University, as a guest on her radio program on CBS. The two talked about figure skater Kim Yuna, who is also a senior at Korea University majoring in physical education, and takes part in practice teaching sessions at Jinseon Girls’ High School in Seoul.

During the show, Hwang said that it would be a “correct expression that Yuna performed a show rather than doing a practice teaching session.”

His comment enraged fans of the Olympic star, and host Kim also felt the criticism as well.

Kim posted an apology on Twitter on Friday.

“We’re sorry to Yuna. Our producers’ intention wasn’t meant to be like this,” Kim said in a reply to a message posted by a teacher from Jinseon Girls’ High School. “We are trying to deliver our apologies in next week’s show.”

By Joo Kyung-don
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