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EXID Will Not Press Charges Against TMZ for Racist Comments

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2015.05.04 17:00 Newsen Yoon Hyo Jung Translation Credit : Grace Danbi Hong

EXID′s agency stated that it will not be pressing charges against U.S gossip outlet TMZ for racist discrimination.

As a video of TMZ staff mocking the English accent of EXID′s Jung Hwa continues to spread, EXID′s agency told Newsen on May 4, "Of course, it′s true that it′s unfortunate that the details are not positive."

The agency continued, "However, we are seeing this as another form of interest and won′t be taking action. We won′t be pressing charges."

EXID Will Not Press Charges Against TMZ for Racist Comments

A recent video by U.S gossip platform, TMZ, was uploaded on Youtube, focusing on EXID as they arrived in the U.S for the Korea Times Music Festival. At the airport, EXID was greeted by fans and Jung Hwa was interviewed about how she feels to meet her fans. She happily replied, "I′m so happy." The video continued to show the TMZ staff making fun of Jung Hwa′s English accent, causing fans in and outside of Korea to be angered by the racial discrimination.

Regarding the issue, EXID′s agency previously told Newsen, "We checked the TMZ video. We′re quite upset and very angry that racially discriminating comments were made, especially when Jung Hwa was not even cursing and was just happy to see all of her fans."

"Due to this issue, the members are quite upset, and Jung Hwa is going through inner struggles," added the agency. "We′re currently deciding how to deal with this issue."

News outlets reported that the agency could press charges against TMZ, but it looks that the agency will move on from the issue to prevent disturbances for EXID current promotions.

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