The Masked Singer Creator Won Woo Park is ready to discuss the show’s controversy.
In February, Deadline reported that The Masked Singer judges Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke left the Fox set in protest after the president donald trumppersonal attorney and former mayor of New York Rudy Giulani has been unmasked. And now, two months later, the creator of the reality competition series has taken a look at the matter.
His answer ? That wouldn’t have happened in Korea, where the series started in 2015.
“It would be taboo [in Korea] to have someone controversial or political on the show,” Park told Deadline in an interview. “But it can’t always be nice when the mask comes off and more masked singer seasons [globally] we do, the more we realize that you can’t always have candidates everyone likes.”
Park, who created the series, does not serve as showrunner for the US version.
But Jeong and Thicke weren’t the only ones upset when Giuliani was allegedly outed. At the time, several celebrities took to Twitter to express their disdain.
Seth McFarlane tweeted“Nonsense for the grades, right?”
“It’s an incredibly disturbing stunt,” two and a half menit’s Jon Cryer added. “Rudy Giuliani helped stage a coup attempt. The producers of this show should be ashamed.”