Telemundo Suspends Hosts Over Racist Gestures in World Cup Coverage | THR News
October 20, 2019
The NBCUniversal network Telemundo has suspended two hosts of its morning show Un Nuevo Dia for making slant-eye gestures in reference to a South Korea World Cup soccer match. The hosts, James Tahhan and Janice Bencosme, have been placed on indefinite suspension after they were shown making racist gestures on set while celebrating the results of Germany versus South Korea, a game that ultimately allowed Mexico to advance to the knockout round. Soccer fans in Mexico and abroad passionately celebrated the team’s advancement, but some took the festivities too far. Telemundo said in a statement, They added, After South Korea’s upset over Germany, fans in Mexico City descended on the South Korean embassy to celebrate, but, according to the Mexican newspaper El Universal, the party got out of hand when several people urinated on the embassy’s front garden. For more on this story, head to THR.com. For The Hollywood Reporter News, I’m Tiffany Taylor.